As someone who grew up in the 90s, I'm currently getting a remarkable sense of déjà vu. It's not a bad thing, I have wonderful memories of the 90s. Watching Clueless and Saved by the Bell, dancing to Destiny's Child and the Spice Girls, purchasing never ending spaghetti-strapped tops, scrunchies and those amazing skirt-over-trousers-combo-things; ah, those were the days. It seems some of leading fashionistas and designers are too feeling the same sense of nostalgia, with outfits, both on the catwalks and the streets, so 90s I have started to think time travel is actually possible.
At London Fashion Week as I was watching Marques'Almeida's latest collection sashay down the runway to Air's 'Sexy Boy' I felt like I was Kate Moss back when she was dating Johnny Depp, but much fatter and no where near as cool. With names such as Saint Laurent, Wildfox and House of Holland presenting collections reminiscent of the wonderful 90s, it's good to know not only I was wishing to be Kate back in 1997 but the likes of Hedi Slimane were dreaming of it too.
The Fashion: beanies, dungarees, denim, slogan t-shirts, scrunchies, flannel shirts, round-framed glasses, Wonderbras, tie-dye and strappy sandals.
The Soundtrack: Nirvana, Blur, The Prodigy, Oasis, Britney, Pulp and Radiohead.
The Films: Men in Black, Shakespeare in Love, Titanic, American Beauty, Forrest Gump, Pretty Woman, Mrs Doubtfire, Jurassic Park and Independence Day.
|Cara Delevingne in her signature grungy look.|
|Drew Barrymore in the 90s.|
|Alicia Silverstone in the 90s, note the sandal.|
|Winona Ryder in the 90s.|
|Paul and Stella McCartney in the 90s.|
"A 1990s mood is about reduction and freshness. It's an easy way to dress without having to think about it too much."Richard Nicoll on SS13
|Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell back in the 90s.|
|Rihanna and Cara this year showing off their 90s trends.|
|Johnny Depp and Kate Moss when they were together in the late 90s.|
|The Clueless movie poster, 1995.|
|Wildfox's SS13 campaign, an imitation of Clueless's 1995 movie poster.|
|Hedi Slimane's AW13 Saint Laurent collection.|
|Saint Laurent's AW13 campaign with 90s icon Courtney Love.|
|House of Holland SS13.|
"I was having a bit of a nostalgic moment, it was about all the motifs and pieces that I remember fondly."Henry Holland on his SS13 collection.