We all revel in the nostalgia of our childhood. We simply cannot let go of those memories. It brings us back to when everything felt simple and safe yet prosperous and gallant. For me, it was the 90s and the trademark 90s denim.
We had supermodels Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista who were reportedly cashing in $10,000 a day. Then there were pop princesses Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears who broached school girl turned rowdy. The 90s also gave us It-Girls Carrie Bradshaw and Wynona Ryder who became style icons. And last but not least, we loved N-Sync and Backstreet Boys, who popularized theme songs (for the non-90s kid, we can be a bit emotional that we have inclined to the manner of linking songs with our current mood or even our life stories, and labelled them our ‘theme songs’). They have all made the 90s a decade of everything and everyone being utterly cool.
In turn, most of the 90s kids were glued to MTV and sitcoms with the intention of replicating their 90s heroes and heroines, gods and goddesses! But one thing I cannot personally forget is the 90s denim craze. Denim was like the ‘member only jacket’ version of the era. Everyone had to have it. To wear denim was synonymous to being cool. Even I have probably asked my mom multiple times to buy me everything that is denim, shorts, skirts, pants, jacket, shoes. Everything that could possibly be denim.
Fast forward to the millennium, the 90s have remained and will most likely linger for long. It’s is continuously being revived and re-imagined in the runways and blogosphere. And denim? It’s a classic. No one harms nor forgets a classic.