“It’s a myth that these collections were big sellers at the time,” said Gill Linton, Byronesque founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief. “It’s only looking back now that people are starting to appreciate what these designers did, and how important their contribution to fashion was and still is. It was also the last time that fashion was really creative before the lawyers took charge,” Linton continued of the era. “[These ’90s styles] have reemerged because fashion is boring. Boring clothes at boring shows. I’m exaggerating to make the point—of course there are amazing exceptions and we are starting to see things change, mostly in London and Paris, definitely not in NYC. But broadly, people are looking back out of nostalgia and also for inspiration. These pieces sell because it’s great design that can’t be dated, still more creative than ever, and [these collections] have more meaning and integrity than most.”
We know this article’s been kind of a tease—at this point, you’re probably on the edge. All the more reason to run over to 35 Howard Street STAT. Seriously—these rare ’90s finds won’t be around for long. And once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Photos: Courtesy of Byronesque
Article found on: Fashion Unfiltered | Written by: Katherine K. Zarrella
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