80 Russian Fashion ’89

Russian Fashion ’89

Posted on January 30, 2008 by

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We continue publishing some pieces of Russian fashion back from Soviet times. This part comes back from 1989. Enjoy.

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80 Responses to “Russian Fashion ’89”

  1. chicken says:

    WOW I just LOVE these animal sleeve sweater/jumpers !!!!! I really would love to have one of these..

  2. Rodrigo says:

    Whats with the animal sleeves? o_O

  3. dv says:

    aw, looks so lame. i still remember these – my mother used to have subscription.

  4. Boris Abramov says:

    I must admit, that is absolutely hideous.
    ….is that Borat?

  5. castle_ahh says:

    the last picture looks like chain mail armor.

  6. wackyruss says:

    I love the lady’s arm! It’s morphing into a zebra!

  7. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says:

    I want to grow my hair like the guy in last photo. It’s very nice and big.

  8. wackyruss says:

    I’m looking at the picture of the man with the stylin’ sun glasses and the Borat-style moustache…

    The caption says (transliterated from Cyrillic)Muzhskaya Rubashka. What does that mean?!?! I can only transliterate since I know the Latin cognates of all Cyrillic letters.

  9. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says:

    Sexy women in the photos remind me of my favorite songs by band “Hot Chocolate”–a song called “Miracles.” Everyone–in honor of Soviet fashion women, sing along!

    I believe in miracles
    Where you from
    You sexy thing
    I believe in miracles
    Since you came along
    You sexy thing


    • D says:

      Hey, guess what? Nobody cares. Keep your gay thoughts to yourself.

      • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says:

        (Insert musical symbols here)
        doooo . . . doo, doo, doo, doo, doooo . . . di-dit, di-dit,

        How did ya’ know I needed you so badly
        How did ya’ know I gave my heart gladly
        Yesterday I was one of a lonely people
        Now you’re lying next to me
        Making love to me

  10. Bishop Brennan says:

    Not even I dress that bad!

  11. Peterm says:

    Men’s shirt.

  12. KanuTaH says:

    Any chicks here?

  13. maxD says:

    Yep, 1989.

    Time was frozen in the USSR, as these pictures prove again. These outfits were fashionable in the West in provincial areas during 60’s and 70’s. More or less.. :(

    Awful. One of the worst times ever in fashion. Never to be repeated again, I hope.

  14. Sasha says:

    Looks like 80’s fashion sucked no matter what country you were in.

  15. Ben says:

    those are pics from nitting mag not fashion mags, we had mags like that here during the same time

  16. maxD says:

    A knitting mag will also reflect contemporary fashion, of course.

  17. Someone says:

    Isn’t the woman in the 1st picture Julianne Moore, when she was younger ?

  18. Remedy says:


  19. chicken says:

    …So I am in with the chance of catching one of those animal sleeve sweats? :O

  20. Richard S. says:

    Are Aran sweaters popular in Russia?

  21. vorp says:


  22. title of the post is wrong.

    this is not about fashiion, its about knitting instructions.

  23. Russ, Ian says:

    Funny thing. Russians in 89 were more stylish than Americans in 2008. Funny Ignorant Americans got no sense in style and taste.

  24. Georgio Armani says:

    Hey US guys you are so funny… you neva gona have culture like russian one.. go to russia first

  25. D says:

    You mean like America uses old european fashion?

  26. D says:

    Ahhh, 1989…… A year most of us would like to forget.

  27. mad1982 says:

    ehehehe what a look \ but nice

  28. SuperMario says:


  29. Miss South Carolina says:

    What is the culture of Russians? Drinking vodka, sleeping in subway, getting drunk in public and pass out everywhere, beating up Russians from caucusus and Asia, making child porn, prostituting in europe and america, threatening tiny neighbours is that it?

    If thats Russian culture I am not surprised Russia is still a 3rd world poor trash country.

    • maxD says:

      From the above 2 comments it’s quite clear we need them both.
      To balance everything.

      And do not forget the entertainment value!

  30. Richard S. says:

    Are you wondering what to give your Russian princess this Valentine’s Day? I would like to suggest Aran sweaters. They are very warm and are reasonably priced. My sweetheart just loves them. Yes, they do deliver to Russia. To avoid custom hassles, just order one sweater. Here is there website…


  31. Richard S. says:

    Speaking of styles, check this out…


    If you have a sweetheart in Russia she would like an Aran sweater. The sweaters are reasonably priced, accepts all credit cards and is hassle free from Russian customs if you order one sweater.

    Valentine’s Day is coming…

  32. Suzy says:

    I once had an giraffe sweater, it was eating leaves. I think I had one with a cat (or just paw prints) as well. Must have been around ’89 (I was very young). Not as ugly as these ones though, they had a better use of colours.

    I’m from western Europe…

  33. Suzy says:

    leafs, not leaves… I need an edit function. Please?

  34. Лёш says:

    Please note – Poor translation – this is not about fashion. This is knitting…”do-it-yourself” magazin with guidance showing what you can do in your spair time.

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  37. tinkywinky says:

    hehe i said winky

  38. Serg says:

    Guys I’am a russian!)) I have to say that most pics in here are not correspond the essense that payed. For example this collection is devoted how to do such thinks by yourself! And belive me if you will have the chance to know how is made you’ll really shoked )) Sry for mistakes….

  39. lude nunes says:

    It seems that Soviet fashion had better sense than Western in the same period. The 80’s just weren’t able to have the worst fashoin ever because the 70’s actuall happened (no, it was not a nightmare)

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  46. David Levy says:

    Zebra sweater!!!!!!

  47. eilidhfin says:

    i absolutely love the zebra ad tiger sweaters! i really want to knit them myself, does anyone know how i can get the patterns?!

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