Words and Quotes describing the time? Who Said These? Words: Casual & Comfy. Quotes: "Fashion is made to become unfashionable" (Coco Chanel).
Who influenced these fashions and how did they? Famous people are usually the ones to influence the public in this case in the 90's the biggest influences were people such as: Madonna, Jennifer Aniston, DMC, Spice Girls... Ect.
Designers who were big: Prada, Versace, Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Jill Sanders, and a big one is Calvin Klein.
Rolled Up shorts, patterns, lots of color
Where do we start: Flare pants, animal print, platform shoes, hair styles.
Colors: Blue, Yellow, Red, Pastel, dull colors, Orange, Purple. Of course neons as well.
Textiles, Fabrics, Etc...
Leather and leather imitation fabrics became huge in the late 1990s in pants, short, boxy jackets and mini skirts. Cotton is a natural fiber that became widely used in apparel during the 1990’s. One example of its many uses was to create concert t-shirts for popular 90’s bands such as Nirvana. Cashmere, Because of China’s financial crisis, Americans in the 1990’s fell in love with the soft and luxurious natural fiber of cashmere. Denim sales in the 90’s did somewhat decline but for the most part it still represented 90s casual wear. It even eventually played a role in the creation of “Casual Fridays” in the workplace. Denim uses a twill weave and is made of cotton or cotton blends. Flannel, During the 1990’s flannel was introduced and was widely popularized due to the Grunge trend. Velvet, In the nineties, velvet was now a go-to fabric for any occasion. Its diversity allowed consumers to wear velvet for formal occasions in forms of couture dresses to everyday coats for casual wear. Velvet is made in the pile weave of silk, cotton, or synthetic fibers. Knitwear, In the 1990’s anti-fashion fashion movement influenced by grunge affected the knitwear trends of the 1990’s. Knitted out of an assortment of yarns and fibers in contrasting colors and textures, loosely hand-knitted sweaters were revived. Wool, Increased popularity in wool, or fabrics that looked like wool, led to the “Cool Wool” campaign” of the early 1990’s which encouraged buyers to only purchase wool that was made out of Pure Wool. Nylon, in 1998 the first completely seamless panty hose or tights was achieved. They were a complete one-piece without any seams. Experimentation with transparent nylon monofilament yarn to create an almost transparent like garment was popular among high-end designers.
Movies such as: Clueless (Video Clip)
Clothing Parallels: Neons, Baggy Clothing, and Leggings.
Historical Moment: 1995 — Retired professional football player O. J. Simpson is acquitted of two charges of first-degree murder in the 1994 slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman. The trial, which lasts nine months, received worldwide publicity. If you are interested in the Kardashians you would know that Robert Kardashian was O.J.'s attorney.
FUN INFORMATIONAL FACTS:
1. AOL Instant Messenger launched in 1997 and gained 53 million users in less than 10 years.
2. Jennifer Aniston didn't love her Friends haircut, the Rachel—in fact, she called it “the ugliest haircut I've ever seen”.
3. R.L. Stine, who wrote the Goosebumps series, also wrote the novelizations for Spaceballs and Ghostbusters 2.
4. 80 members of the crew for the movie Titanic got sick on the same day. Some were even hospitalized due to hallucinations. It turned out that someone had spiked the lobster chowder with PCP.