Gracing the stage at Sao Paulo fashion week, the João Pimenta Spring/Summer 2016 collection featured an array of structured menswear looks that referenced retro nightclub fashion. These expertly cut and sophisticated garments embodied elegance but were showcased with grooming that was reminiscent of 90s clubbing enthusiasts like ravers and cyber goths.
Whether pulling off gelled spikes reminiscent of techno fans and one hit wonders B44 or dramatic comb-overs worthy of an emo band leader, models channeled teenage club goers who had grown up and accepted normal office jobs. Despite of this, they had refused to let go of the look that once made them cool.
Its blend of sophisticated and daring elements made this runway presentation a memorable one and illustrated fashion's recent 90s influence. The show blended youthful hair styles with structured menswear looks that remixed classic nightclub fashion.