“Heavy duty, Doc Martens were paired with delicate slip dresses creating a juxtaposition of femininity and masculinity. Plaid, layering and low-rise, ripped, wide-leg jeans were also everyday wear. Music and fashion went hand-in-hand as fans copied the unique styles of their musical idols. Pop music and iconic films, such as Clueless, inspired the other end of the spectrum. Still sitting in the theme of rebellion, mini skirts, knee-high socks and platform shoes created the schoolgirl look. And it was all capped off with some playful body glitter.”
*I couldn’t have said it better myself.*
Major advancements of the 90s included online computers and more safety regulations of airbags. Inside cars air conditioning, automatic windows and sunroofs were being fitted in both luxury and smaller cars. Rims didn’t boom until the middle of the decade.
Geometric prints were still present. In the classic bright 90s we’re all trying to forget, pastels were paired with neon or deep contrasting colors. FLORAL, as accent pillows, wallpaper, carpets…anything. There was no shame in clashing colors, prints and patterns.
Naomi Campbell: Scouted at 15. The first black woman to appear on the covers of French and British Vogue AND Time. Needless to say ICONIC.
“I never diet. I smoke. I drink now and then. I never work out. I work very hard, and I am worth every cent.”
December 1999 issue of Playboy
Kate Moss: Appearing on the cover of more than 300 magazines, Moss has also starred in campaigns for the top fashion houses, period. Her heroin chic looked defined a generation of models and girls.
“People think your success is just a matter of having a pretty face. But it’s easy to be chewed up and spat out. You’ve got to stay ahead of the game to be able to stay in it.”