And just like that disco’s not dead. The wide collar favored by the Studio 54 set made a surprise comeback on the spring 2020 runways. Modernized on coats, jackets, and button-downs at Lanvin, Ferragamo, JW Anderson, and beyond, the look is often shown with contrasting colors to make it really stand out. Because what’s the point of a super collar if you can’t really see it?
Most Matrix-y of all, however, was the Alexander Wang collection where black leather was used for every type of garment imaginable, and models even wore Morpheus-like small sunglasses for fall 2019 and colorful Lana Wachowski-esque dreadlocks. We also saw long black trench coats at Coach 1941, Simone Rocha, Chalayan, Guy Laroche, Roberto Cavalli and many more runways.

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At Gucci, the flap on a long gray trench worked to sharpen the shoulders, contributing to another one of the fall 2019 fashion trends, and also added a unique element, since the flaps at the front had a sharp triangular shape. Agnona presented a Matrix-y leather trench that had two extra-long flaps at the front, giving the whole look a priestly feel paired as they were with a Roman collar.

The runways have spoken, and the '90s are back. So are the '80s. And the '70s. There are also a couple fashion trends that can't be traced back to any particular decade, but are covetable nonetheless. Confusing, I know, but designers like Chanel, Gucci, and more declared everything from power shoulders to micro-micro bags a thing, and we're convinced we need it all. We also tapped Nordstrom's creative director Ruth Basloe to help weigh in on her favorite styles, with shopping tips on how to get the look now.


Two words: Carrie Bradshaw. We can't even begin to count how many trends Sarah Jessica Parker's character singlehandedly started in the late '90s, but many of the world's most well-known fashion brands (we're looking at you, Manolo Blahnik) owe her quite a bit of thanks. Here, three years before the premiere of Sex and the City, Parker preluded Bradshaw with this pink, feathery ensemble.
Juice. SNICK. Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. TGIF. Wayne's World. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Beavis and Butthead. Feeling nostalgic yet? We sure are. The '90s were a great time for pop culture and music, but the style wasn't as on-point—or was it? Lately, we've been looking back at a time that for many of us here at Complex, were our formative years, and we've rediscovered a lot of the trends we forgot about.
At Gucci, the flap on a long gray trench worked to sharpen the shoulders, contributing to another one of the fall 2019 fashion trends, and also added a unique element, since the flaps at the front had a sharp triangular shape. Agnona presented a Matrix-y leather trench that had two extra-long flaps at the front, giving the whole look a priestly feel paired as they were with a Roman collar.
Last season found us in a sea of flowing tulle, indication that gala gowns were ready to hit the circuit beyond your basic black-tie affair. Expanding on that idea for spring 2020 are lovely and light tiered dresses that manage to offer volume, high drama, and maximum twirl-ability. Oscar de la Renta and Roksanda took the idea pretty in pink, while Preen, McQueen, and Dior went classic in black and white.
You could call it the Tarantino effect as numerous designers harked back to the late '60s/early '70s with a free spirited take on their collections. From Alberta Ferretti's retro suede to Fendi's psychedelic touches and Rixo's full-blown recreation of Woodstock, the style icon for SS20 might just be found at the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood ranch.
We'll spare you the groundbreaking florals this season and instead, look to '60s and '70s wallpaper for your print fix. Retro prints ruled the runways—bringing both major color and pattern to all the top collections. Serving up mod home decor realness, vintage wallpaper (and couch) prints were channeled in the form of suiting at Prada and Marc Jacobs. Christopher Kane opted for a more psychedelic wallpaper print in the form of spring dresses, while Etro and Alberta Ferretti delivered a more bohemian-print option.
Are you ready to embrace your dark side? If so, make like the street style stars of Spring/Summer 2019 Fashion Month and try a neo-gothic look. To wear the trend, follow their lead and pair an all-over black ensemble with on-trend pieces. Essentially, you can wear what you like, but remember to keep the overall vibe dark and moody with a chic twist. Also, consider adding a dark red lip for a sexy touch.
Because of brands like Chanel and Prada, quilting has become closely associated with designer brands, especially quilted leather for accessories like shoes and handbags. When it comes to fabrics, however, quilting (a technique of sewing two or three pieces of fabric together to make a padded, warm item) is associated with blankets or upholstery. Well, not so for the fall/ winter 2019 fashion trends, when the quilting technique was used for some gorgeous creations.
Pack away those florals next spring because there is a new print in town. Polka dots were seen all over the catwalks, covering statement mini dresses at Richard Quinn, layered up at Max Mara, given a colourful spin at Erdem and worked into ladylike looks at Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors. Whether with your workwear or for a night out, polka dots are taking pride of place for the new season.

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Last season found us in a sea of flowing tulle, indication that gala gowns were ready to hit the circuit beyond your basic black-tie affair. Expanding on that idea for spring 2020 are lovely and light tiered dresses that manage to offer volume, high drama, and maximum twirl-ability. Oscar de la Renta and Roksanda took the idea pretty in pink, while Preen, McQueen, and Dior went classic in black and white.
Culottes are a type of cropped trousers heavily associated with cool French girl style, and they’re having a comeback in the fall 2019 runway trends. They’re super practical for autumn, especially if you live somewhere a little warmer, especially as office wear. At first glance they may look like an A-line skirt, which makes them a playful choice that injects fun into professional settings.

What was once considered goofy and nerdy, has now made a radical comeback. It first hit the sunglasses segment and is now a rage with prescription glasses too. If you want to slowly get into the 90s groove, without being too out there, then you should try the round glasses look. Plus, it’s a fad right now! You won’t stick out like a sore thumb, but you will get a thumbs up from the fashion police.
Of course, Chanel leads the tweed trend for fall, followed by Victoria Beckham, where we saw a bold tweed skirt suit, Brock Collection that unveiled tweed coats, pants, skirts and dresses, Celine, where tweed appeared in every color and style, Tod’s, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and more. So just get your perfect portion of tweed and tweet to let the world know about your trend awareness!

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The resurgence of '90s fashion has resulted in a truly mixed bag of emotions. While the '90s can be credited with providing us with now-favorable slip dresses and kitten heels, there's also a raft of trends we'd like to keep in the past. After reaching out to the rest of the Who What Wear team, we reminisced about all the pieces we used to be so proud to own but can't imagine ever wearing again (we think), as well as the celebrity looks we'd happily revisit time and again.


Timberlands that never once graced a construction site. Surf shorts that never saw a beach. Boat shoes that never set foot on a dock. The '90s were, if nothing else, a perplexing time for fashion. From the ankle-bearing allure of capri pants to the ease of throwing your hair up with a brightly-colored scrunchie, '90s fashion trends were wonderfully weird. Read on for the definitive list of the phattest, flyest style moments from this defining decade.
Style Notes: As modeled here by Victoria Beckham, pedal pushers weren't shorts or trousers, and they definitely weren't cropped kick flares. They sat somewhere in a tasteless no-man's land that accentuated your thighs and made your legs look short by cutting them off in the middle. Very popular at Tammy Girl. These were filed under "never to wear again," but influencers have been experimenting once more…

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Just as yellow reigned supreme on the autumn/winter catwalks, another bright colour was prevalent for the new season with designers across the cities injecting tangerine orange into their collections. Seen in ballgown form at Valentino and Emilia Wickstead, in day dresses at Stella McCartney and Rejina Pyo and in separates at Prada and Ferretti, there is no bolder way to brighten up your SS20 wardrobe.

Just when you think all of the possible forgotten looks from the 1990s have remained hidden, along comes another one. How much do you want a really ridiculously small bag right now? And how much better would it be if it had tiny handles and was rendered in silk-satin (see Kate Beckinsale below)? Or what about those '90s Kate Moss images you come back to time and again for inspiration on what to wear on a night out? We've recently rediscovered a love for old-school SJP and combat trousers, too. The revivals are coming in thick and fast, people. Thick and fast.


Chokers weren’t the only item of jewelry to reach peak popularity in the ’90s. Hoop earrings also had a major moment during the decade. Worn by women everywhere, these ring-shaped earrings added attitude to plenty of outfits. The only rule while wearing this sassy jewelry item was to make them as big as possible. After all, what’s the point in wearing jewelry, if it doesn’t make a statement?
They may have been the go-to pants of Gap employees, accountants, and pretty much everyone's dad in decades prior, but in the 1990s, chinos had their moment in the sun. Whether worn baggy or fitted and cuffed, these former hallmarks of square style were suddenly cool in the '90s. Presumably, we have James Van Der Beek and the cast of Dawson's Creek to thank for that. 

Style Notes: Kurt Cobain was a style icon for many reasons. His baggy cardigans and love for the general grunge look inspired a whole generation of fashion. But we still love these oversize red sunnies he wore on the red carpet for the MTV Video Music Awards in 1993. While they've just started to come back into fashion, we'd forgotten about them for so long.
Penny loafers, a shoe once largely associated with school uniforms, took a turn for the trendy in the 1990s. In addition to the classic brown leather slip-on style, penny loafers were transformed by designers in the 1990s with the addition of buckles and chunky platform heels. They were frequently paired with babydoll dresses, that is, if you were super cool.
Last year off-the-shoulder had its moment; this year, it's all about the asymmetric neckline. Spotted on the runways of Carolina Hererra (left), as well as Zimmermann and Kate Spade New York, this slanted one-shoulder look perfectly highlights your collarbone and shoulder without displaying it all. This minor neckline tweak is all you need to elevate your outfits.
The millennials are all sulking about this, and do not relate to the excitement around the revival of the mommy jeans, but we are glad and think it’s about time. Thanks to Britney and other pop stars, the mom jeans slowly disappeared from the nineties fashion wardrobe, malls, and brands. The style guides suddenly stopped mentioning these, and they became extinct. And, that’s why we have to explain what this is about now. Fine – they were just a pair of airy, comfortable, cotton denim pants that sat beautifully at the waist and were out near the thighs (unlike the painfully tight ones). There are a lot of variations, but this breathable pair of trousers is something we all need, and it’s time they were revived, at least as an option to some of us.

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