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Trend Alert: The Nineties

Fashion trends are periodic, styles from an era always manage to make a comeback annually whether it's the early aughts, retro ’60s or punk ’80s. Nostalgia is comforting, as are the clothes we live in so its no wonder that we constantly recycle the decades gone by. For the millennials though, the ’90s hold a special place for it was the decade they most associate with their childhood — the MTV era that gave rise to designer logo tees, slip dresses, tube tops among many other iconic trends. 

The nineties are big this year with both spring and fall 2020 collections portraying an affection for the era. From Alexander Wang to Versace, Jacquemus, Vetements and more, the minimal yet grungy vibe rang true. Looking back at some of the yesteryear archives, you’ll be sure to find old-school references that were long overdue for a comeback — whether its the ’90s chart-topping music videos, iconic movies, pop culture, supermodels or your very own photo albums. You’ll find them in the form of athleisure hits like polo t-shirts, bike shorts, chunky sneakers, cargo pants or loud logo tees or the looks inspired by teenage movie rom-coms like the strappy dresses and chunky sandals from Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion to referenced mini skirts, co-ord sets and jock sweatshirts from Clueless and Varsity Blues. Keep scrolling to take a trip down memory lane and rediscover some of these menswear and womenswear styles and stereotypes that resonate with the ’90s and will always be in style.

The jock

No teenage movie back in the day (or even today) is complete without a shout-out to the college jock sporting some bomber jackets, polo t-shirts or sweatshirts. 

Alps Sweatshirt

Alps Sweatshirt

Bondi Shorts

Bondi Shorts

Palmer T-shirt

Palmer T-shirt

The teen queen

Because an ode to the jock would be incomplete without the prom queen — think mini skirts, strappy dresses, tube tops and cropped tees galore.

Amora Skirt

Amora Skirt

Palma Top

Palma Top

Roma Dress

Roma Dress

The cool rapper 

Cassettes, CD’s and a Sony Walkman was all we needed in a decade that gave rise to the likes of Notorious B.I.G, Eminem, 2Pac that popularised urban athleisure and streetwear. 

Alston Jacket

Alston Jacket

Athens Sweatshirt

Athens Sweatshirt

Gibson Jacket

Gibson Jacket

The original supermodels

Before the Hadid sisters, there was Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell among a few more that got the iconic title of supermodels. Their off-duty styles often involved slip dresses, mom jeans and camisoles that defined the sexy of that era. 

Ariel Dress

Ariel Dress

Catania Top

Catania Top

Moritz Dress

Moritz Dress

Published by: Vibhuti Vazirani/ 2020-05-24

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