The late ’90s was a time when I was obsessed (and legitimately so because I was a teenager) with the following things: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Miss Selfridge nail varnish and Oasis. While I got the memo when it came to the coolest TV shows, music and makeup selections (don’t @ me), I missed out on the minimalist clothing trend (aka the only way to look chic during that era). And, you know, that’s fine as I was only, like, 14 and into wearing Adidas popper trousers. However, thanks to Zara, I get to shop like it’s the ’90s again, but this time as a grownup, as designers from the mega-brand have delved into the archives to bring us an über-cool limited edition collection of pieces from the past couple of decades, with pieces from the late ’90s up to as recent as 2012.
The lineup is exactly what you’d hope for—little black dresses, cool waistcoats and androgynous tailoring. There’s also an incredible jumpsuit that comes with a low neckline and wide lapels, a classic white shirt, and a super-mini leather skirt. Personally, I’m eyeing up the belted wool coat from the autumn/winter 1998 collection, but there’s a black strappy dress that I’ve also fallen in love with. And if you’re worried that these pieces will look dated? I can tell you now that none of these garments would look out of place on this season’s runway—think The Row or Bottega Veneta vibes. Keep scrolling to see the former campaign shots featuring the likes of Kate Moss and Amber Valletta and then keep going to shop the collection. Reliving my youth never looked so stylish.
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