Modernist Grunge Mania

Tastemaker pieces move beyond subtle reference to full 90s homage

Implications - With highly anticipated re-releases of cult footwear of the 90s era and hard-to-acquire yet undoubtedly covetable accessories dominating the social feeds of style tastemakers, fashion-minded consumers are incorporating this aesthetic with the help of both brands of that era, and savvy streetwear brands. This progression demonstrates the value in observing the unique convergence of streetwear and social media culture, and contributes to the movement forcing traditional fashion institutions to consider alternative business models.
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Cult Sneaker Reissues - The Nike Air Max 97 'Silver Bullet' Has Been Relaunched in the US and Europe
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Warm 2,398 Clicks Pub: May 16, 17
Cult Sneaker Reissues
The Nike Air Max 97 'Silver Bullet' Has Been Relaunched in the US and Europe
Released in the US in spring 2017 after a European launch limited to a handful of retailers at the end of 2016, the divisive Nike Air Max 97 ‘Silver Bullet’ has returned for a limited... [More]
Textured Jelly-Like Sandals - Rihanna's Puma 'Jelly Slides' Come in Three Different Colorways
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Hot 2,545 Clicks Pub: May 1, 17
Textured Jelly-Like Sandals
Rihanna's Puma 'Jelly Slides' Come in Three Different Colorways
Rihanna has been readying for summer in a big way this year, with fresh Creepers, a makeup line, and the limited-edition Jelly Slides being just a few of her most recent projects. The latter joins... [More]
90s Knitwear Editorials - James Long Directed the Lookbook for the New Iceberg Collection
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Warm 4,313 Clicks Pub: Dec 1, 16
90s Knitwear Editorials
James Long Directed the Lookbook for the New Iceberg Collection
For Fall/Winter 2016, a new Iceberg collection was unveiled, as was a lookbook that promotes some of its most unique pieces. Luke Story was the muse of the images—in which he looked very... [More]
90s Throwback Platform Sandals - Steve Madden Brought Back Its Slinky Shoes for the Summer
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Warm 1,303 Clicks Pub: May 12, 17
90s Throwback Platform Sandals
Steve Madden Brought Back Its Slinky Shoes for the Summer
The Slinky shoes from Steve Madden were a staple in the closets many fashion-forward consumers back in the 1990s, and a well-missed favorite in more recent times. In order to satisfy those... [More]
90s Toy Doll-Inspired Purses - This Polly Pocket Purse Honors the Legacy of the Tiny Dress-Up Toys
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Warm 4,617 Clicks Pub: May 31, 17
90s Toy Doll-Inspired Purses
This Polly Pocket Purse Honors the Legacy of the Tiny Dress-Up Toys
Starting June 8th, Truffle Shuffle will be stocking Polly Pocket purses on its website, which feature the classic branding of the toys that first became available in 1989. Contrasting the gold... [More]
Masculine Bandanna-Print Sandals - BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS Joined with Teva for a New Design
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Mild 360 Clicks Pub: May 26, 17
Masculine Bandanna-Print Sandals
BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS Joined with Teva for a New Design
BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS, a fashion label that’s based out of Tokyo, Japan, collaborated with Teva, a footwear brand that boasts highly functional styles that are also stylish, to create... [More]
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