IN RETROSPECT: 1995/96 FASHION TREND
“There is nothing new under the sun” is a popular quote . So also the law of conservation of energy says “Energy can neither be created …” Oops! This is a fashion post . Okay the law of conservation of fashion states “Fashion trend, although created, cannot be destroyed . It changes from one form to another and would be revisited someday”. Clap for me na. Lol
This brings us to fashion trends of the ’90s (1995-1996 to be precise) . We have a lot in common in our trends . I had to look it up maybe cos I was born then (shhhh). These styles we’re greatly influenced by the American hip hop music .Let’s take a look at some of them (pictorial references will be placed side by side – old school by the left ,new school on the right .
Natural hair was the order then .Ladies wore their hairs naturally, no Brazilian / Peruvian ,Indian, and the rest weaves. The guys rocked fades. Side fades and buzz cuts .Some kept the ‘fro .
I mean fashionable glasses. They rocked oversized glasses and 22 years later we are rocking them too .
Otherwise known as ‘three-quarter’ – has lost favour among the brothers but is still a fashionable item among the “sisters”.
Mini-skirt were the skirts to wear .The most fashionable option .Now too, rock them in a chic way .
Particularly for the ladies- it was a time for long socks. It’s still a thing now and very hot.
Was a trendy school fashion then ,but now ,it’s a social trend that has come to stay.
For Nigerian ,Yoruba to be precise . .. The aso-oke was the ceremonial attire. Even the lowest in the economical chain would have one in his wardrobe. It has found its way into our era. More stylish and cool .
For the gals again … Arrrrggggh … Originated from Senegal .It’s now a west African thing .And even now it’s relevant .
Suede sneakers were really in vogue. And now we have them .We see the Chelsea boots and the likes in suede materials.
Also the loafer … You can agree with me that any one without a loafer now is not even old school but “no school” lol.
There are still some more vintage fashions which we have inculcated like crop tops ,boots ,baggy tops. But that’s all for now .
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