I've long had a theory that fashion follows a 20-year pattern and that has been well and truly proven seeing all the new collections just appearing. Some of the photos from the PFW are uncannily similar to things I owned back then!
In 1994, I was a postgrad student in Paris. I'd recently outgrown my grunge/raver phase and wore mostly midi-length flaired/pleated/tube skirts or culottes with soft sweaters and/or waistcoats. I still have (and have started to wear again) the brown high-heeled brogue ankle boots I bought that spring!
I also had a very lovely black and white kilt-style mini-skirt, which I wore loads with a black cropped jacket and a black bowler hat! I regret not having kept that skirt. It was lovely and would be perfect in 2014!
Another favourite outfit I seem to remember owning and wearing during that period (94-96) was a baby pink angora sweater with navy trousers and loafers and a pink patent doctor-style handbag. I still have the scarves I wore with that outfit, but not the other pieces, although some of the stuff in the shops right now looks almost identical!
So, where were you in 1994 and what were you wearing? Are you thinking of revisiting that look now? Maybe we can inspire each other and stay ahead of the curve with our inside knowledge
I was totally grunge-tastic in 1994. I was about to say that I wasn't sure about your 20 year fashion cycle theory but...then I glanced in the mirror and it tells a different story: All Saints dress layered over long sleeve tee and a cropped crochet cardigan...topped off with messy white blonde hair streaked with pink...so maybe you're right!
I am something of a chameleon though so I change my look day to day. I love fashion too much to stick to one style.
Very very short dresses, mostly 60s and 50s prints. I used to trawl jumble sales for old clothes and then hack the bottoms off. Chunky shoes or very high heels. little knitted cardigans in bright colours, Kilts (Minis) - used to buy great big ones in Jumble sales and cut them very short. Plus Cargo pants, hoodies. At some point I also started buying tweedy pencil skirts to wear with my little cardigans.
And a great big Crochet bag with bamboo handles.
Bleach blonde short crop (which I did myself) with a flower accessory or slides.
I was 24 and I thought I was dead cool.
Now I feel mostly embarrassed by the fact that in work everyone could see my bum.
I had a pink Dolce & Gabbana outfit that must have been around that vintage... I don't know. That bit of my life is quite blurry in many ways. I remember going to Mauritius for a fortnight in January/February 1994 and buying several swimsuits in Erès and an Hermès beach towel...
I've a photo of me from early 94 wearing black leggings striped top and black blazer from a charity shop. I was also wearing long floaty skirts and big boots, having moved on from short dresses and DM. I remember wearing long jumpers in cream and pale pink and long shirts. Black canvas plimsols too.