The nineties in New York were cool. And the hottest new young designers are in love with it's quirky urban romantic sensibilities. Girls wore sexy slip dresses with matte red lips and clunky shoes with a cultivated air of independence. The Cult was on frequent rotation and menswear touches kept it real on the street. We wore a lot of black, being a reincarnation of the beatniks mixed with a hedonistic attitude not seen since the twenties. Brave New York street artists Keith Haring andFutura 2000 were reigning kings and the new-born style mecca Barneys New York was a post modern dream for budding fashion stars. Gucci, Vetements, Alex Wang and Pheobe Philo for Celine are bringing it back.
The focus is more inner than outer, and it's inherent tomboy charm lets us off the hook...curves are appreciated, but not a necessity. Short hair, messy hair, no make up, comfortable clothes that you can run in. Or lounge in. Or command troops in.