Can any of you remember when Kate Moss first appeared in the spotlight? I can! The photographs by Corinne Day of her 15-year-old self hit me like a rock*. After all the glamorous, female beauty of Claudia, Naomi and Co. she was like a breath of fresh air – bold and androgynous. I remember thinking: This is so cool! I also found the whole change from broad shoulders and bonbon colours to unadorned minimalism super exciting.
So it was quite thrilling to see this Calvin Klein ad in one of my old Vogues. It might be our post-recession mood, but one of the major trends in the a/w shows were the early 90s - Calvin Klein, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, Martin Margiela, not to forget Céline and Chloe, all showed clean silhouettes without much adornment.
I'm so ready for 90s minimalism again. What about you?
*This one is not taken by her. I think these Calvin Klein ads were photographed by Stacey McKenzie.
picture #1, source: UK Vogue magazine, 1993
picture #2, source: style.com (céline, calvin klein, lanvin a/w fashion shows)