Post-Apocalyptical 80's Pop

I don't really know what was the exact genesis of this particular style-genre, but I'd deduce it being the "Mad Max"-aesthetic that had gripped a slew of 80s' music videos, including The Police's "Synchronicity II" (1983), Duran Duran's "Wild Boys" (194), and even Tina Turn's "We Don't Need Another Hero"; a soundtrack song from 1985's "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome" (AKA "Mad Max 3") … seeing that the first "Mad Max" film premiered in 1979, it did take a while to reach pop culture consciousness, with artists like Billy Idol, even Rick Springfield and Patty Smyth - whose post-apocalyptical world-fashion MVs are featured below.

The torn and tattered stitched-up fashions, with the bulging shoulder-patches and accessories made of tires, studs and leather, standing amidst the devastated skeletal building structures the dark and dusty world seems to hang off of, a perpetual post-nuclear winter to greet the day with … the visual aesthetic continues forth till today, in feature films Kevin Costner's "The Postman", Russell Mulcahy's "The Highlander 2" (He also directed Duran Duran's Wild Boys lol), and the more recent "Mad Max: Fury Road".

Regardless of origins, looks like the post-Apocalyse genre is here to stay, as it remains a "fictional" timeline/period, which we all hope never become a real world reality … here's a glimpse at all three Mad Max movies 1979-1985!

"Mad Max" (1979)

"Mad Max 2" (1981)

"Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome" (1985)

"This is an example of the "post-apocalyptic" fashion stylings, oft seen in 80's music videos and in feature films such as #MadMax and it's genre."