Perennially leading decades past and present in style, the ‘90s has been forever known in fashion for its directional outlook, with many iconic looks still prevalent in today’s world. That’s why Karen Millen has collaborated with OOTO London, purveyors of fine fashion clothing. Bringing the haute minimalism of ‘90s style to the forefront, this step into fashion history includes beautiful sleek designs that will accompany the occasion season with ease, from minimalist-yet-luxe dresses to power tailoring with a feminine flourish, these amped up pieces provide an instant boost of confidence.
Discover the key trends, all able to be shopped as part of the KM X OOTO London collaboration, as told by them.
The '90s Black Dress
Seen on both catwalks and red carpets alike, the barely there black slip dress is one of the most unforgettable styles of the period. “This design epitomises the quintessentially iconic dress of the '90s" say OOTO London.
Now appropriate to bring edge to an occasion, be it the races, a haute evening out or a romantic event such as an engagement party of anniversary event – as also available in white - this design’s simplistic elegance is what makes it exceptionally special.
Contrasting the sexiness of the slip dress, androgynous power tailoring was then, and now a must in occasionwear dressing. With this, look to a sharp blazer, for, as OOTO London call it, "Providing understated femininity with a powerful edge."
With the KM iteration an oversized fit in a vibrant colour pop neon, it adds intrigue to a classic design, whether sported alongside the coordinated dress, or with jeans and more casual trousers.
Colour Pop Hues
"A splash of brightness to contrast the neutral '90s colour palette.", says OOTO. Electric brights brought a fresh alternative to the decade, something that is being replicated in today’s look. With occasions a jubilant affair, a vibrant colour seems only appropriate to set the tone of an occasion.
Skin on Show
Through cut out details and skin on show, skin on show "empowers women to feel and look their best.”, says OOTO. Demure it is not, impactful it is. With cut out details still high on the style agenda, it’s something which is revisited time and time again, but there’s nothing quite like the way it was done in the ‘90s. Through barely there peekaboo cut outs to all out open backs, skin is back, and more sultry than ever.
Alongside the fluidity of a slip dress and an oversized blazer, corsetry detailing continues to create a daring style persona. OOTO London inform us, "The decade took underwear to outerwear with lace slips and bra tops becoming the norm." As we continue to celebrate the female form, look to a dress with bra shaping, that effortlessly cinches the waist.