That niggly nineties feeling
As soon as this preposterous weather gets over I’m getting my ass down to Selfridges. I’m totally into their clever new concept store, The Nineties Are Vintage, which opens on 11th January for 3 weeks. Apparently, now that the 90s are over ten years old, they can be classed as vintage so Selfridges are cashing in and partnering with Rellik, Beyond Retro and Idea Books to celebrate the decade’s stylish offerings.
The nineties was the decade that I found my style groove which encompassed mostly monochrome minimalism – APC, Comme, Helmut Lang – as opposed to Kurt Kobain-tinged grunge. This is all making me want to rejig my wardrobe. Having despatched 2 giant laundry bags of old sweatshirts and too-short Joseph trousers to charity, I now have space to see what I’ve been missing. Specifically, I’ve been missing a black wool jersey calf-length Comme skirt circa 1995 that I unearthed in immaculate moth-free condition that I fancy wearing again with biker boots or riding boots. I think it would go nicely with a Marimekko breton and my polka dot Comme-from-H&M cardi or another relic, my black laddered Joe Casely-Hayford jumper (I do like writing my outfits down, they look so much better on
8 January, 2010 @ 10:35 am
That sounds interesting. I would love for this decade to take its fashion influence from 90’s aesthetics but it defiantly feels strange that the decade in which I grew up is now considered vintage.
8 January, 2010 @ 1:53 pm
Marimekko Breton Top: the sartorial item of my life. I get a new one once a year but they last really well anyway. My current favourite is a long-sleeved one but I like their coloured striped tops as well as the classic white and navy.
8 January, 2010 @ 2:25 pm
I'm all into the nineties rerun. I need to get some kitten heels ASAP.
8 January, 2010 @ 2:55 pm
There's a lot of stuff from the '90s that was verboten; until now. I keep seeing longer skirts. I'm waiting for the right one.
8 January, 2010 @ 2:55 pm
Whoops, I forgot to say "Happy New Year!"
8 January, 2010 @ 5:07 pm
I totally agree! I saw a girl in a calf-length skirt and brogues the other day that set the mental cogs whirring…
Btw, my Finnish flatmate has TONS of vintage Marimekko from her mum, makes me sick!
8 January, 2010 @ 8:30 pm
It is truly bizarre to be able to call the nineties 'vintage', and being born in 1990, I spent most of the decade in various combos of leggings and baggy t-shirts. However I did recently buy a silver lame crop top while my friend picked out a denim jacket, so maybe there is something in the air?
Wish i was still in London so I could check out the pop-up store.
Make Do Style
8 January, 2010 @ 8:52 pm
Don't my poor old Westwood long grey knitted skirt was attacked by moths but it was an eighties relic.
I must pop along I've sort of forgotten what I did in the 90s partly because I lived in Greece for a while and deepest darkest West Wales which was a fashion backwater.
I do remember my Helmut Lang white quilted skirt which got ruined through discolouration and my silk combats a la All Saints!
8 January, 2010 @ 10:55 pm
Love longer lengths!
All Women Stalker
9 January, 2010 @ 2:31 am
Ohh I'm intrigued. I like the idea of flats coming back :D
Peaches and Cream
11 January, 2010 @ 12:28 pm
I never ever thought I would like the idea of longer skirts again, but I have recently bought an extra long pencil skirt, and am thinking about buying a proper maxi-skirt. So weird how quickly things change! I guess skirts can't get much shorter than they are at the moment so there's only one way to go!