Grunge. It’s the nineties trend that just refuses to die – if you’re a fan of Dries Van Noten, at least. The Belgian designer filled his spring/summer show with plaid, bleached blonde hair with dark roots, black eyeliner and white framed sunglasses. It’s enough to make you dig out your copy of Bleach and start scouring eBay for vintage DMs.
Of course, being Fashion-with-a-capital-F the plaid prints were teamed with chiffon maxi skirts and there were plenty of silks and metallics to give a luxe edge. Waists were nipped and femininity highlighted – don’t think you can just buy a huge granddad shirt from a charity shop and be on trend – not unless you team it with leather leggings, sky-high heels, a chiffon scarf and some seriously swish jewellery at least.
The good news is that the High Street has embraced Van Noten’s vision with alacrity. If plaid’s not your thing, try denim or florals, with flat boots or spiky gladiator heels to add attitude. Pretty it up with lace or add a goth twist with skulls and black feathers, it’s up to you. But do make sure you wash your hair. It’s not 1994.
Hyena ring by Glenda Lopez
Grecian headband by Eddera Laurier
Floral dress, £20, boohoo.com
Leopard print skirt with grey jumper, Warehouse
Sequinned top, Debenhams
Lace dress, Florence and Fred at Tesco
Denim and floral dress, Debenhams
Navy bag by Biba, £239, House of Fraser
Cut out top, £26, Next
|Plaid skirt, £18.99, MissGuided|
Landscape print shirt, £45, Next
Rhinestone skull clutch, £6, Primark
Tie dye stud wedge trainer, £18
Primark (in stores February 5th)
Crop top, £25, River Island
Mono shoe, River Island