As London Fashion Week kicks off this week, we’re taking a look back what the event looked like in our favourite era: the 90s.
KATE AND NAOMI INSPIRED CLUELESS
As well as being the ultimate besties, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss ruled the runways of fashion week and beyond. This snap was taken back in 1993 when the pair attended the British Designer of the Year Awards and we’re pretty sure 1995 movie Clueless’ costume designer took style cues from their look.
MORE WAS MOST DEFINITELY MORE ON THE RUNWAY
Outlandish, eclectic and positively kooky, the catwalks in London were a hive of experimentation during the 90s. From Alexander McQueen’s sartorial goths to Michiko Koshino’s silver spacewomen, there was nothing like this era when it came to high fashion.
JOANNA LUMLEY HELPED OUT BACKSTAGE
1994 saw the lovable Edina and Patsy create a stir at the beginning of Fashion Week with their own runway show- From dressing the models to dashing down the catwalk, chaos and hilarity ensued, as always.
JODIE KIDD WAS THE MODEL OF THE MOMENT
Famous for her svelte figure and steely look, Jodie Kidd was everywhere in the 90s. Landing herself a number of major campaigns, the star was also seen on every runway from Vivienne Westwood to Philip Treacy.
THE SPICE GIRLS SAT ON THE FROW
It’s no secret that the Spice Girls pretty much ruled the 90s, with the runway their second home it seemed. Before Victoria’s designing and modelling days (remember that iconic Maria Grachvogel show in 2000?) the girl band sat front row at Julien Macdonald to support Mel B as she walked for his 1999 collection.
SOPHIE DAHL TOOK TO THE CATWALK
Making her debut on the catwalk in autumn 1997, model Sophie Dahl became an iconic plus size model of her time. Starring in campaigns from Alexander McQueen to Versace, the star paved the way for curvy models.
KYLIE DEBUTED A NEW 'DO
When anyone thinks of classic Kylie, they think of her iconic blonde hair and enviable figure. A frequent attendee in the 90s, the pop star changed it up in ‘96 when she debuted a brand new brunette pixie crop for an edgier feel.
SHEER ELEMENTS WERE IN
Translucent sequins, reams of chiffon and floaty tulle were a-plenty during this decade, with designers from Maria Grachvogel to Julien Macdonald endorsing the trend.
PRINCESS DIANA ATTENDED TOO
1994’s London Fashion Week saw the Princess of Wales herself attend a launch party to mark the beginning of the five day event- she came in a classic LBD, adorning herself in pearls and finishing with striking red nails.
AND JESSICA ALBA WAS SPOTTED AT A GRADUATE FASHION SHOW
Back in 1999 when Jessica Alba’s career was just blossoming, she walked for a Graduate Fashion Week in an ethereal white ensemble, complete with statement chunky sandals.
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