Fashion: Who shot what
Sunday 31 January 1999
Accentuating the accessories: Beaded evening bags in American Vogue; the belt bag a la Helmut Lang and Prada Sport in Vogue, Elle and the Telegraph, diamante hose in the Sunday Times, bejewelled chokers in the Telegraph while Harper's Bazaar announced the return of lobe luggage - those dangly earrings last seen in the Eighties that weigh a ton.
Knits out for the lads: Easy, soft sweaters were the way to go for boys. Logo-free dressing down was in the Evening Standard while comfy sweaters featured in the Guardian.
ber undies: This newspaper celebrated the new practical-yet-sexy lingerie; the Express sang the praises of bra-and-pants emporium Agent Provocateur while the Telegraph featured vests and knickers that control those lumpy bits.
Haute coature: Harper's Bazaar and the Daily Telegraph sang the praises of the coat-jacket and the duffle coat while The Independent tuned into eco-friendly sweaters.
Prints pronto: Naive, yucky, techno: prints are back with a vengeance. Lurid pink from Gucci in Frank; rock chic acid prints in the Evening Standard; navy and white Ashley-style florals in Vogue. Worst offender: a Joseph cotton wraparound dress in Vogue in the kind of fabric your mum's pinny came in.
No mean feet: Luxury was the buzz-word for shoes. Feathered and jewelled thongs in American Vogue; feathered clogs in the Telegraph and beaded slippers in Frank and Harper's Bazaar.
In profile: Anna Sui in Frank; Jean-Paul Gaultier in Harper's Bazaar; Tom Ford (right) in The Independent; Yohji Yamamoto in this newspaper; Thierry Mugler in the Sunday Times; newcomers Kostas Murkudis and Robert Cary-Williams in the Guardian and The Independent respectively, and fashion stalwart Azzedine Alaia in the Evening Standard.
The simple story: Not a button, bead or embroidery motif was in sight. Basic basics in stiff-as-a-board cotton or softer wool filled pages in Vogue, Frank and American Vogue. The Guardian said that if you wanted decoration, go for plastic not pearls. Harper's Bazaar called this latest round of minimalism survival chic, bless 'em.
A sari state: Head-to-toe mehendi is out, pared-down Asian is in. "It's not so thematic now, it's only a baseline to the clothes," said Tracy Mulligan in Vogue. Ethnic got techno in Frank, went American Indian in Harper's Bazaar while Elle kept the Bombay connection.
Superior jeans: The Express and Elle heralded the return of faded denim; the Sunday Times previewed the new Calvin Klein jeans ads and LA denim label Earl Jean hit Vogue.
Bright sparks: Dashes of colour pop up for early spring: turquoise and pink in American Vogue; citrus shades in Harper's Bazaar; pure white cotton in Frank and pale blue in Elle.
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