Fashion Discussion: Are the ’90s Really Back?

Fashion trends always come back around, and with the Spring 2013 collections, it was pretty blatant the fashion industry has every intention of embracing the styles of the ’90s. One of the decade’s most prominent brands, DKNY, has even collaborated with “It” retailer Opening Ceremony on a capsule collection of 15 iconic styles that were originally debuted from 1990 – 1994:


Model of the moment Cara Delevingne is the face of the collection’s campaign, showing that both brands mean business when it comes to making these twenty year-old styles new again and relevant to what designers are presenting for the Spring 2013 season.


In Fall, we saw the return of MTV’s House of Style, the show started in 1989 which gave us all an insider view at the fashion industry from the supermodel perspective, hosted by Rebecca Romijn and Cindy Crawford. This time around, Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss played host.


Rihanna was spotted on the red carpet in a $916 Calvin Klein Red Limited Edition Clueless Dress and some of you responded with , “This is a tank top dress are you kidding me?” No, she wasn’t kidding! Of note, Cher’s had a flare skirt in the film, which definitely gave it a different feel. Wildfox Couture was also inspired by the cult classic and channeled it in their Spring 2013 lookbook.



On the runway, we saw designers like 3.1 Phillip Lim and Dries Van Noten capture the era with grunge styling, graphic tees, loads of plaid, and more. I already put in my order for the former’s “I Love Nueva York” and “Relax B*tch” tees, so you can tell how I feel about the trend.

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What do you think? Are the ’90s really back? Will you be buying into the trend?


Buy the entire DKNY x Opening Ceremony collection here.



Faith Cummings is a senior editor and staff writer for Fashion Bomb Daily.

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