The 90s Rave Culture Returns At Fashion Week

From multicolored dreadlocks to neon sleeves, fashion week is bringing back the head-banging nostalgia of the 90s rave scene


If you've ever found yourself falling down a Netflix binge-watching rabbit hole, you'll understand how easy it is to start integrating elements from your favourite series into real-life situations.

Stranger Things: Googling how to dress as Eleven for Halloween. 

Narcos: Attempting to speak in Spanish to the cashier at Tesco. 

House Of Cards: Turning to the side to speak to an imaginary camera.

Heck, I even started finishing texts with 'xox' after watching the entire season of Gossip Girl, until my friend told me to stop.


So, spare a thought for this year's fashion designers who have clearly been watching old episodes of Channel 4's 1999 hit series Spaced because the 90s rave culture is making a serious comeback on the runway. 

Oh, how we miss Tyres' spontaneous phone raves.

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Marc Jacobs

It all started at Marc Jacobs' show last week, where he debuted his SS17 collection with models walking to acid house music wearing ruffled miniskirts, short-short satin hot pants, striped over-the-knee-socks, rainbow dreadlocks made from hand-dyed wool, platform boots, sequined shoulders and lamé e.v.e.r.y.thing.



This week it was the turn of Morecco, who showed models wearing ruffled neon sating crop tops, thigh-length slitted skirts, neon orange eye shadow and Clarissa Explains It All-inspired plaits. There were septum piercings and skinheads galore. 

Molly Goddard

Meanwhile, Molly Goddard's show on Saturday continued the rave culture revival with a collection featuring layers of ruffled tulle, neon sleeves, tutus, rainbow stripes and sheer skirts.

That's it. 

We're playing non-stop Faithless today. Who's with us?

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