Hi again ☺ So, I’m sitting here obsessing over the nineties. It’s no secret that I’m not the only one working in fashion to have set my sights on the decade that brought us grunge, a massive resurgence in 70s fashion, and last but not least, Raver madness.
The latter is what I’ve been focusing my attention on. Last year, if you had told me I’d be fixating on inspiration from a time that, frankly, is just a giant blur of all-night dance parties and Vicks Vapolnhalers, I’d have laughed safely knowing that my wide-leg pants and baby-tees (yes, I wore them, too) had long been extracted from the bins at the Salvation Army and burned for collecting too much dust.
But alas, how I wish now that these relics of my sordid past have not been relegated to the fashion crematorium. They say in fashion that after 20 years, everything that is old is new again; such is the case for the 90s. Just have a look at the Proenza Schouler footwear for this fall season…
Obviously, this is the must-have boot for fall (you’ll be seeing it all over the pages of our September issue). But, there are others too. My favorite is this Rochas bejeweled dazzler. It leaves me with the same fuzzy feeling I got reclining back in the passenger seat of my best friend’s Honda Accord blasting Deee-Lite’s album Dewdrops In the Garden after finishing off a fresh pack of whip-its.
Which leads me to my next topic. Lady. Miss. Kier. Two words: style icon. Just look at her psychedelic style.
Babydoll? Nothing seems more relevant!
By the way, my other favorite babydoll.
And of course, lets not forget the album cover that sent everyone to John Fluevog on a mad dash for the “Munster.”
Which, by the way, was just reissued this summer.
So run as fast as your tired gladiator flats will allow to get a pair, because they are, in fact, something for the future archive and not the sad bin at the Salvation Army.