For 2017, a ’90s Reboot

Junior vocal major Xavier Means brings back the '90s with his own personal style.

Junior vocal major Xavier Means brings back the ’90s with his own personal style.

It’s officially 2017 and with the New Year brings new trends, new gossip and new staples to your closet. Fashion bloggers across the world have already begun posting their “do’s and don’ts” in terms of what to ditch in your closet and what to keep. 2016 focused on bringing back the ’90s, with mom jeans, chokers and slip dresses. The retro space buns were a classic staple of the late ’90s, and were prime in 2016. Celebrities like Kendall Jenner, for example, were extreme advocates for the ’90s reboot. On one side of the spectrum we have trends representing styles from the movie Clueless, and on the other side, the grunge part of the ’90s. Singer Charli XCX is a perfect demonstration of this style, as she is known for her daring outfit choices, for example, platform sneakers, slip dresses, and plenty of plaid.

When predicting any future event, it’s best to look to the past. A common trend with fashion is that it always repeats itself, whether it’s decades later or next season, it always comes back. So be careful when cleansing your closet of last year’s trends. Next, take into consideration the trends from the previous year or season. What was the most popular? Once you answer that question, it’s easier to figure out what’s coming next. The difficult part is that fashion takes many twists and turns; therefore it could be a completely different from anything you could’ve guessed, which is the magical part.

Senior Art majors Thandi Moore and Demmi Delgado take their style cues from the '90s as well.

Senior Art majors Thandi Moore and Demmi Delgado take their style cues from the ’90s as well.

In my eyes the 2017 fashion scene will look a lot like 2016, but not completely. Skinny jeans are slowly fading out of style, while loose-cut jeans and ankle cut offs are taking their place. Mesh and sheer fabrics are definitely making a permanent stay, as well as metallics.

As for the fashion industry, big changes are coming for the better. The modeling world is going to continue to increase size diversity within its brands, something that has been ignored for so long. The movement rapidly grew in 2016, and it will continue to grow until it becomes a norm of society.

Senior art major Makayla Marchese-Reilly is the epitome of the '90s throwback.  All images by Cassie Greenfield.

Senior art major Makayla Marchese-Reilly is the epitome of the ’90s throwback. All images by Cassie Greenfield.

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts has a wide spread fashion culture. Everyone in the building has their own unique style, which falls into the category of some of the trends previously mentioned. Mom jeans are one of those categories, as well as other vintage or thrifted clothes. The ’90s reboot is strong within this school, although trends do change so we’ll so how that effects the student body.

– by Cassie Greenfield ’17

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