Thursday, 14 April 2016

Betsey Johnson 90s Flashback

Betsey Johnson Fall/Winter 1996
With the 90s been all the rage lately, let's dial back the clock. 20 years. Fashion is eternal in the sense that no matter what time you're born, eventually, it will cycle back like a mobilis strip that you get to live out decades of fashion past. That is the only thing that should be displaced from history - not the horrendous, pretentious attitude. Remarkably, Betsey Johnson has withstood the test of time. Plaid, mesh, is it comfort to stick to tried ideas or were they truly ahead for their era? Even the makeup isn't gaudy, how remarkable. 

Stripes and plaid now share the same timeless pedestal. Only today, the colours it takes on are far more daring and unmuted, and thankfully, less reminiscent of school uniforms. 

Sequins against mesh. Curiously, more cohesive in execution than in theory. Perhaps because they operate under the same cluster paradigm. The sequins sparkle with the mesh as a subtle backdrop. 

Even the cutouts hint at modern origins. 

So this is the fashion of my time. Now, I'll be able to appreciate it in full. 



  1. Also reminds me of when Marc Jacobs did grunge ;)

  2. Love this!


  3. Love the collection!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  4. This is really cool... interesting color play!

    All the Cute 🎀