AW14 sure smells a lot like Teen Spirit. For a decade that only ended some 15 years ago, the 90's have made an explosive comeback to fashion. The 90's were the years of the teenager and thus carry an air of nostalgia throughout the world today. It was a decade of great music, wild icons and of course, incredible free expression of style. Thus it is no surprise we are all rushing back to our 90's roots for this upcoming season. If you need a nudge in the direction of 1999, here is inspiration from some top bloggers. Bring on the plaid and fishnets.
Written by: Xenia, Fashion Contributor
Arranged by: Tia, Editor
With Special Thanks to: Peiyao and Romane, Interdepartmental Assistants
I founded Couturesque Magazine when I was 15 years old because like many of my peers, I felt ignored and talked down to by all of the other teen fashion publications out there. I figured that at the end of the day, the people who knew the most about my generation, were the people who belonged to it. The fashion industry is becoming increasingly dependent on the creativity of younger voices who challenge the status quo and make us rethink what we wear and why we wear it. And that is exactly what Couturesque set out to celebrate - authenticity, intelligence, originality, and diversity... in other words, what makes Gen-Z tick. Fast-forward to 2016 and we now have a staff of more than a dozen fashion distruptors contributing to our daily content from all around the globe, 100K+ readers following us from Toronto to New York, to London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Tokyo, and Tel Aviv, and a plethora of big-wig industry fans and collaborators. But what matters to us the most is the responsibility that our publication has to make a positive impact in the lives of those who come across it - we stand against retouching our photoshoots and we stand for sharing the beautiful, individual, complex voices of everyone, especially those who feel marginalized by mainstream fashion media. We hope that you love our site as much as we do and that you take the time to follow us (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest / Tumblr / Snapchat / YouTube) throughout our journey to make fashion accessible to the powerful young adults of today.