Text: Julia Lee
Each season, designers reimagine bygone eras. In the spring-summer and future autumn, they especially often turned to the 90s - one of the most controversial decades in modern history. This era gave rise to many trends, and the cult items of those times have become classics of today. Jeans, miniskirts, slip dresses and bomber jackets are firmly established in our wardrobe. We've put together imagery where things from the decade when we all watched Beverly Hills 90210, Friends and the flashy videos on MTV become relevant today.
Plaid Shirt and Wide Leg Pants looks
Inevitably referring to the image of Kurt Cobain, the plaid shirt, largely thanks to Cobain, has become a classic, in which both in a sweet dream and at work is appropriate. Of course, if you wear it with jeans, the image will inevitably fall into that very decade. But wide trousers are a must-have of a modern wardrobe, which should not be overlooked. The combination of a check and a strip looks especially interesting, so experiment with a print.
Bomber and miniskirt looks
The time of change required brightness and convenience at any time of the year, and a bomber jacket is a universal thing, suitable for three seasons out of four. For the 90s generation, it was an iconic wardrobe item. In a difficult period from an economic point of view, practicality mattered a lot. First, the bomber jacket became a subject of street culture - dancers and rap artists borrowed it from baseball players, and later, with the popularization of hip-hop and the rise of MTV, it slowly moved into the wardrobes of young people of different views and tastes.
Long jacket and mini
The elongated jacket remains an echo of the power dressing style of the 80s, while the mini is a new landmark. The fearless generation easily mixed one with the other and got a unique version, which, with its obvious contrast, could not remain a fleeting phenomenon. So the 90s had their own version of the suit - impudent due to the length of the skirt and business due to the jacket. If this combination seems ordinary to you, rely on the jacket (the larger it is, the better), the contrast will be impressive.
Shorts and high socks
By the 90s, hip-hop was becoming ubiquitous, which inevitably led to a transformation of the style. From here we got all the experiments with clothes of large sizes and sports direction. So, shorts are becoming a popular and basic element of the wardrobe as an alternative to the ubiquitous mini-skirt. High socks are also in honor.
Biker jacket and mini
The miniskirt is a real heroine of the 90s. Not a single performance (or poster) of the Spice Girls was complete without at least one ultra-short skirt - the girls actively bared their legs. A cropped leather biker jacket as an echo of punk culture in combination with a short skirt looked daring, but did not go. Like a bomber jacket, it can be easily combined with both dresses and trousers, and designers present variations on this theme from season to season.
Slip Dress and Hoodie looks
The glory of the slip dress, among other things, was brought by Kate Moss, who wandered from one party to another in Calvin Klein dresses. History will remember for a long time the ease with which the model wore weightless translucent combinations - with sneakers and sandals. Today it is again relevant. A slip dress is an element of pajama style that has long been perceived calmly in the city. But the designers play on contrasts and suggest combining a combination with hoodies and sweatshirts - like, for example, the Off-White brand.
Lingerie Style Shirt and Boyfriend Jeans looks
Jeans became so common in the 80s that no one hesitated to wear them on the carpet. By the 2000s, the waistline had dropped significantly, but in the 90s, thanks to Rescuers Malibu, girls appreciated the high waist, making their legs incredibly long and attractive. And even though Pamela Anderson demonstrated this with the help of a swimsuit, the technique worked great with jeans, which was further popularized by the heroines of the series Friends and Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts.
In the 80s, the oversized suit was designed to emphasize the seriousness of working women. The word "career" became one of the most popular, and deliberate masculinity became firmly in vogue and lasted until the 2000s. In the 90s, an “out of size” suit was appropriate not only in the workplace, but also on walks and even on the dance floor. He gained popularity thanks to all the same stars of the screen - it was in this suit that Julia Roberts received her first Golden Globe for her role in the film Steel Magnolias in 1990 (and more than once she chose such an outfit for carpets), and the agent Scully we do not represent at all in something else.
Printed T-shirt and Denim Overalls looks
Thanks to Batman Returns and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, the word catsuite is synonymous with catsuite. Of course, not every girl dared to wear a latex jumpsuit, emphasizing every bend of the body, but the jumpsuits themselves in the classic embodiment, namely denim, were very popular. It was convenient to go to clubs, ride a bike and just walk in them. As for T-shirts, the influence of TV addiction in the 90s bore fruit. Recognizable logos, faces and drawings flashed everywhere. Today designers are returning to this idea, and the popularity of the Thrasher hoodie, the excitement around the Vetements T-shirt with the DHL logo and the familiar “FILA” at Gosha Rubchinsky's show proves that it is in demand again.
Baby doll dress and rough shoes
The era of postmodernism in fashion is a mixture of completely different styles. Young and free, the heroines of the 90s cult TV series Beverly Hills 90210 loved the combination of flying baby doll dresses and rough boots. Effectiveness is difficult to dispute: the game on the contrast of tenderness and grunge is still popular with both designers and bloggers today (in any street-style report there are many examples of this technique). Courtney Love loved these dresses, so much so that she even released her collection in conjunction with the popular online store Nasty Gal.
Photos: Suno, Just Cavalli, Emanuel Ungaro, Sandy Liang, Edun, Walk of Shame, Rebecca Taylor, Nomia, Valentino, MSGM