Could it be third time lucky for the newly reunited girl group, All Saints? We only ask because the mood around fashion continues to have a distinctly mid-‘90s vibe – with some fashion labels going so far as to fully reference the foursome’s crop tops, baggy trousers and literal sportswear, as well as using their (brilliant) back catalogue as runway music.
All Saints' original line-up relied heavily on baggy pants... [Getty]
After two splits the girls have announced that they will return to the stage once more, as part of the Backstreet Boys’ forthcoming tour. Their fashion choices probably won’t follow the same route third time around, but there’s no denying the effect All Saints may well have on next season’s style horizon.
Sportswear with tailoring, not exactly the same at today's interpretation, but close... [Getty]
The most exciting take on old school All Saints style comes from one of London’s young up and coming talents: Marques’Almeida. Their ripped denim is somewhat of a signature, but the addition of silk dupion bow micro-tops (remember two tone party dresses in this fabric?) and light chiffon dresses to wear over their baggy drag-on-the-ground trousers.
Marques'Almeida spring/summer 2014 [Catwalking]
This morning was spent reminiscing about the many All Saints related fashion moments we so fondly remember. Just how comfortable were cargo or Maharishi pants? And at what age does it not become ok to wear a napkin crop top? Parka coats are still the height of cool, even if it is decades since their boom during the Brit pop days. Waist-tying is back. As are logo tees. Then there’s seriously sporty sneakers or underwear-as-outerwear that are both back en vogue. All that’s left to reclaim is hair streaking and belly chains. Watch this space…