“The Memphis Movement” is something I was not familiar with when Valentino announced it as a design inspiration for the 2017 Fall RTW collection. David Bowie collected it and an exhibition was held on the movement that started in Milan back in 1980. It was definitely a THING.
Writer Lauren Schwartzberg summed up The Memphis Movement as “loud colors and zany patterns.” It's very 80s. It inspired the movie set to Bette Midler's black comedy Risky Business and the The Saved By The Bell set.