By Cassandra Ortiz
With a slew of ’90s fashion trends, movie sequels and a rumored Spice Girls reunion in Las Vegas next year, the ’90s revival is in full swing.
This season, ’90s fashion is turning up on catwalks and sidewalks. The grunge look and floral-denim combinations are popular throwbacks to ’90s fashion trends returning this spring. Daisy prints and details on clothing are also gaining popularity. Jelly shoes, those plastic glittery sandals, have been spotted at stores such as Forever 21 and Cotton On.
“I think fashion is part of somebody’s self-expression,” said Alicia Noack, first-year nutritional science student. “If other people like to take the grunge look to the maximum then go for it.”
She says her sister has a pair of new jelly shoes and that she has seen crop tops and dark lipstick make a comeback recently.
Although Noack admits that she has tried the dark lipstick trend, she says she draws the line at black lipstick.
“I saw a girl with black lipstick on the other day, but I was like, ‘Honey, please don’t! Keep the black for Halloween,” said Noack.
Noack thinks that scrunchie hair ties are another trend that should not make a return.
“Scrunchies are horrible. They can stay in the ’90s,” said Noack.
However, Noack may have spoken too late because designer Missoni offered a $95 scrunchie for sale online in October.
Kirsty McBurnie, third-year fashion merchandising student, agrees that scrunchies should not be revived. She feels the same about overalls, which have recently been seen on celebrities such as Emma Watson and Selena Gomez.
“I don’t know how I feel about overalls [making a comeback],” said McBurnie. “I don’t know if I like them being modernized. I kind of hope those fade out again.”
Apart from fashion, the ’90s revival sensation is also influencing mainstream film and television.
According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is developing a sequel to the popular 1996 film, “Space Jam,” rumored to star Miami Heat’s forward LeBron James.
Last week The Hollywood Reporter announced that Chris Columbus is going to direct a sequel to his iconic 1993 comedy, “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Robin Williams is set to reprise his role as the strict Scottish nanny.
Turn on your television and you will find a homage of ’90s nostalgia. For the past three years TeenNick continues to air “The ’90s Are All That” block nightly where reruns of ’90s childhood TV shows such as “Kenan & Kel,” “All That” and “Hey Arnold!” play for hours.
However, the nostalgia doesn’t stop with just reruns. Children of the 90s want new original content featuring their favorite actors and Disney has answered this request with the production of “Girl Meets World” and “Melissa & Joey”, which features popular ’90s actors Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence.
Disney’s “Girl Meets World” will debut this summer, according to E! Online. The show is a spinoff of “Boy Meets World.”
“Girl Meets World” has already garnered so much media attention before its official debut that Disney has ordered a full 21-episode season.
Even though “Girl Meets World” will debut on the Disney channel as a children’s show, Alexis Garcia, a first-year kinesiology student, who describes herself as a 90s kid, will definitely tune-in.
“I grew up with [“Boy Meets World”],” said Garcia. “It seems that all that stuff is coming back, or at least a new generation of it.”
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