When you’re in the 90’s, you might not have thought about how much your wardrobe could be influenced by the fashion trends of the time.
That was a bit of a shock, right?
It’s true that the 90′s was a time of the greatest creativity and innovation in fashion, but it also had a huge influence on fashion trends in the years since.
The 90′, in the words of designer and designer-turned-fashion blogger Lauren Vazquez, was the “90s”.
“I grew up in the era, which meant that everything I owned had a 90s feel to it,” she told the New York Post in 2011.
“Everything that you owned was a fashion-forward thing, with a style of fashion that was super fun to wear.”
There was no trend in the fashion industry, and the idea that fashion could be dictated by a single era was something that felt like it would never go away.
But that didn’t mean the 90-year-old style was out of fashion.
In fact, the fashion world had changed considerably by that point.
A look back at the first decade of the new millennium reveals that the trend wasn’t as popular as it was in the 80s, but fashion wasn’t entirely dead.
“It was more of a pop-culture phenomenon than a fashion trend,” said Vazuez, whose own fashion line, Lace & Garter, is inspired by the 90’s.
“When I was in college, it was a cool trend to be cool, but now it’s something we can be proud of.
It’s a good thing, because now it can be trendy.”
What made the 90S pop?
Lauren Vrazquez’s Lace and Garter collection, inspired by fashion trends from the 90´s, is the inspiration for the label.
It was inspired by a trend she knew from her time in high school, when she wore the look to parties.
“I was always trying to dress like my friends and it was really hard,” she said.
“But I would wear it to school, to parties, and I loved it.
The kids would get really excited and excited about it.”
In the 90, Vaz, who now lives in Manhattan, felt the fashion-world was changing, and she felt like she was going through a time where she needed to reinvent herself.
She wanted to do things her way.
“The style is still very much about fashion, it’s about doing things your way,” she explained.
“There’s no one formula to it, so it’s up to you to go to different places and find different clothes that you feel good about, and you’ll find the right ones.”
The 90s was also a time when fashion was very much in flux.
“This is the time when everyone is just trying to figure out what they want to wear,” Vaz said.
She has since been inspired by everything from the new-wave of fashion to the classic, retro look that was popular in the 1980s.
And she believes fashion is evolving, even in 2017.
“You can see that it’s evolving.
There’s so much new stuff and so much great ideas and people coming up with new ways to look,” she added.
“Every day we’re getting a new trend, new thing to wear and new styles.”
In 2017, Vraz also noticed that her collection was evolving.
“We have so much to learn from this 90s era,” she shared.
“So much that we just need to be on top of.”
She added: “It’s a different time and I think that’s part of what I want to do.
If you can create a cool new look that people will love and want to own, then you’re on the right track.”