Deutschland 83 and its Unexpected Style Icons

Sunday 14th February saw the end of Deutschland 83, the eight-episode German television series set in the midst of the Cold War, with 24-year old East German native Martin (played by Jonas Nay) sent to the West as an undercover spy for the Stasi. The intense thriller – which is the most popular foreign-language drama to ever air on British TV – has been met with excellent reviews, loved for its gripping depiction of the Cold War, use of humour (where appropriate), curated 1980s soundtrack, and of course – the style.


Long been the decade to forget and make fun of, the ‘80s has enjoyed somewhat of a renaissance in the fashion world. From Gucci and Givenchy’s ‘80s geek-chic SS16 collections, to Ganni’s zip-up track tops and the influx of Stan Smiths on the world’s street style stars, the ‘80s is definitely not to be sniffed at.

Deutschland 83 has only been fuelling our ‘80s obsession. From Martin’s new western wardrobe of straight leg indigo jeans, Stan Smiths and Puma t-shirt to Lenora’s asymmetric silk necklines, Yvonne’s pleated midi skirts and even the red military berets (very Gucci-meets Maharashi), this is one retro style we’re happy to emulate.

Words by Angharad Jones. Image property of SundanceTV

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