The 1990s made many a fashion statement and celebrities are digging into the looks from the era and sporting them with aplomb.
Ace fashion designer and couturier Manish Malhotra, who has been in the industry for over two decades, says fashion thrives on relevance. “Some fashion trends are so relatable and nostalgic that you can pick up from where you left off. It reminds me of my days in costume styling in the 90s, whether it was Kajol’s dungarees from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Karisma Kapoor in cold shoulder dresses and chokers in Raja Hindustani or Urmila in denim
skirts from Rangeela,” Malhotra told.
Many film stars are now often flaunting these trends. “The beauty of fashion is that it thrives on relevance and reinvention — and so it continues to make comebacks when it comes to trends,” he added.
Designer Nachiket Barve feels the 90s’ fashion trends need to be handled with care. “Fashion is a giant melting pot today where virtually everything is done. The 90s are the new 70s, a nostalgic sweeter time for the millennials today who look back at it with a new vision. The future is about making your own stories through the way you style yourself. Today, trends change every five seconds,” Barve said.
Other trends which have made their way back are bardot necklines, pastels and earthy tones, high-waisted pants, cold shoulders and twin sets. Aesthetics from the past always seep into the present and influence everything we see around us, especially in fashion.