Low-rise, baggy jeans, cargo pants, butterfly clips, chunky heels and sizable jewellery – the past two years have witnessed the revival of the Y2K and 90s grunge era. Everywhere you look there are futuristic takes on the looks that dominated the 2000s and late 90s, and Fashion Week was no exception. As we bid farewell to the “Big Four”, GLITCH has rehashed some of the neoteric, yet nostalgic looks that both mesmerised and dazzled us.
A LACEY, GOTHIC WONDERLAND | MARCO RAMBALDI
Italian designer Marco Rambaldi enriched Milan with his SS24 collection of garments that enlivened light gothic influence from the Y2K era. An assemblage of chokers, lace gloves, heart-shaped corsets and chunky shoes graced the grassy runway and we couldn’t be more excited about it.
THE KING OF DENIM STRIKES AGAIN | DIESEL
Glenn Martens produced an experimental and provocative collection reminiscent of Y2K with oversized pants, denim on denim (on denim), distressed fabrics, maxi skirts, and skirts over pants. Diesel’s SS24 show was just as much a peek into the past as it was into the future, with experimental techniques involving the scrunching of real life posters to create their Artisanal zip-up jackets.
AN ODE TO DARKNESS | ANN DEMEULEMEESTER
A sensual, elegant, and powerful exploration of silhouettes from the mind of Stefano Gallici of Ann Demeulemeester paid homage to the shadows, with sheer lace, stacks of belts and draping fabric. This collection in particular was inspired by 90s Demeulemeester, putting a current spin on archival ensembles. The SS24 collection screams grunge in a way that breathes new life into the era of self-expression.
GEOMETRIC PARAGON | JUNYA WATANABE
It was hardly a shock when Japanese designer Junya Watanabe presented a collection that pushed the limits of imagination and design. With a womenswear collection of geometric shapes and gothic infused makeup looks, Y2K influence could be observed within the menswear collection. Patchwork denim, oversized cargo pants, punk-style hair and mesh tops were a totally wearable statement.
HOT REVOLUTION | ANIYE RECORDS
Alessandra Marchi blessed Fashion Week with a dynamic collection entitled “Hot Revolution”. Described by Marchi as “combative femininity”, the SS24 collection is a celebration of diverse feminine energy. Amongst military style and frilly lingerie walked a series of gothic-inspired ensembles composed of sheer, lacy fabrics, bows, fringes, chokers and biker jackets. There’s something for everyone in this diversified series of garments.
A notable stance on archival revival rang down the runways of Fashion Week this year ,with a tasteful hint of nostalgia, and an immersive gaze into the future.
Written by Ashley Jade Callahan