Come through this weekend for Kokorokoko's annual winter sale! All vintage long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters and jackets will be 40% off. Markdowns will be an additional 40% off the marked price. This weekend only! Come get some sick 80s and 90s gear for your Spring hashtag fashions.
"In those days, a gay man was made to feel nothing but shame about his feelings and his sexuality. I wanted my drawings to counteract that, to show gay men being happy and positive about who they were. Oh, I didn't sit down to think this all out carefully. But I knew - right from the start - that my men were going to be proud and happy men!" -Tom of Finland
Tom of Finland was a Finnish artist known for his homoerotic fetish art from the 50s through the 80s. He has been called "the most influential creator of gay pornographic images" having created over 3500 images during his career. His art was definitely ahead of its time-- and as he said, showed gay men being happy when society told them to hide.
Now in stock, we have 7 t-shirt designs, 6 mugs and 2 enamel pins. Check them out below! They go perfectly with vintage Pendleton flannels, silver chains and o-ring chokers.
Lisa Bonet!!!!! On the Cosby show Lisa Bonet played the middle sister Denise in the family. Her effortless style incorporated over-sized silhouettes and bohemian accessories as well as traditional African fabrics. Denise was the archetype New York Hippie Chic.
At Kokorokoko she has always been one of our main inspirations--she represents the downtown style of 1980s New York. During the show she mentions going to Soho with her friends or visiting the Village for a poetry reading.
Later in the 90s she starred in A Different World where her personal style continued to evolve. Check out some sick outfits we put together below inspired by Lisa Bonet AKA Denise Huxtable!
The Heathers, a darkly funny portrayal of rich bitches in the 80s, starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. Disenchanted with her silver platter lifestyle, Ryder's character Veronica Sawyer is filled with nihilistic ennui, best captured in a scene where she writes: "Dear diary, my teen angst bullshit has a body count."
Channeling Emily Dickinson meets Sylvia Plath, Ryder's style is effortless, somber, comfortable yet dressy. She wears oversized silhouettes, with touches of menswear and baroque moments. Her accessories are always ornate focal points-- bolo ties, frog closures and brooches. Her femme fatale style distinguishes her from the popular Heathers, setting her apart from their preppy and nautical fashion, while helping to create a dark and mysterious mood.
Check out some cool blazers we have at the shop that resemble her style below!
Members Only is best known for their slim and sporty, colorful men's fashion jackets in the 1980s. Herb Goldsmith, founder of Members Only, copied the style of a racing jacket he found while vacationing in Munich. This style features an elastic waistband, chest pocket with logo, shoulder epaulettes and high neck with button closure. This jacket became a staple of the 1980s closet.
Although Members Only looks like something a young Donald Trump would wear, during the 1988 election, Members Only aired a highly controversial commercial with footage of Hitler in hopes to encourage people to vote, and avoid a Trump-like tragedy.
A shot from 1985 movie, the Goonies!
In the 80s, everyone had a Members Only jacket-- there were countless celebrity endorsements! Although, by the early 90s, this brand all but faded out.
Check out some awesome Members Only jackets below!
Long before Gitano was a K-Mart brand, they were one of the hottest denim and casual wear brands of the 80s and early 90s. Catering to the designer jeans craze of that time, Gitano had a wide range of ultra tailored denim in a variety of washes-- as well as contemporary sportswear for men, women and children.
Shania Twain was famously featured in a Gitano Jeans ad in 1994 when it sponsored her "Perfect Fit" tour. That same year, Gitano was sold to Fruit of the Loom after years of financial distress. Gitano is best remembered as an affordable, classic and durable brand.
We love Gitano because it is made with quality materials and has a structured look. Outfit yourself in head-to-toe Gitano for a look that is perfectly 1991, or wear as separates for a low-key americana vibe. Check out some of the choice Gitano pieces we have at the shop right now below!