90’s- a decade that will define the season. I never thought it would come to this, yet with 60’s and 70’s having been replayed on the loop, I guess it must have happened at some point. The decade is clearly “vintage” enough to be back in all it’s glory. And why not? I’m actually very happy because by virtue of being a teenager in the 90’s, I had a bit of practice and have now regrouped and can come back with more powerful fashion statements.
Funny thing, conditioning. Slip dresses, overseized men’s jackets or slouchy cashmere have made me want to part with the cash every time. The clothes don’t make me want to be a teenager again- far from it- but what I do miss is that unnerving, unwavering belief that we were oh so cool. And so was everything we wore.
For me 90’s started with Aerosmith’s Crazy, with straight mid rise Wranglers, lumberjack shirt (Levis it was) and high tops. Naïve and full of possibilities time became something a little more darker altogether. Unbrushed dirty blond hair, slip dresses and overseized cardigans- grunge got me like…
And now we are back in the decade of raw cool. It makes me feel rather cozy, like slipping into a pair of favourite moccasins. As I’ve said- after all I’ve already had a practice run. I already begun stockpiling- starting with new pair Levis and high tops by Vans.
On the photos, Trish and I are on the loose in London’s mecca of cool, Brixton Village. Isabel Marant jacket I’m wearing coupled with high tops make me look like an extra from “Back to the future”. In a good way, I hope.
But it’s not just the clothes- it’s also how we wear them. I’m ready for 90’s way of tucking my top into trousers, no fancy half tucks, thank you very much. It all somehow feels so fresh and modern. Until a new thing comes along, of course. But for now- welcome back, 90’s. I hope you are here to stay.
Jacket- Isabel Marant
Trish is wearing:
Jeans- True Religion