In the great mix and match of ideas that can be observed walking around the City, some seem predominant. It can be said with certainty that there is a return to the '90s grunge, in a less dissident and violent version, typical of the “Nirvana era”. The final effect is softened by gentle details: the black loses its austerity; the high-waisted jeans, often torn, are decorated with rhinestones and glitter, and almost seem to follow a principle of symmetry. Funny colors and patterns move on details that stand out in the wider context of a monochrome look: hats, opalescent turbans and hairbands; handmade shoes; stockings that become a distinctive element and no longer hide under the trousers. The sportswear turns into new chic and is displayed in the streets, with a touch of fluo and claims in plain sight, to communicate to the world a particular state of mind. You can perceive all the melancholy of adolescence on the flower dressed girls who cannot give up the carelessness of summer. But why should the good season ever end? The dresses and light fabrics gracefully worn by Liv Tyler in “Stealing beauty” may overlap with oversized cardigans, the first heavier tights, amphibians and jeans jackets.
We also celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and the backpack returns overpoweringly must-have accessory. Businessmen do not carry suitcases anymore, but they move more easily, by bike or on the means, loading computers and documents on their shoulders.
Practical sense and elegance: career women use half-size heels or combine sneakers with elegant dresses, the cuts are linear and above all handcrafted. Office suits turn more towards preppy and less towards yuppy: bon ton is not simpering anymore, it seems almost comfortable. Globalization does not seem to have standardized groups of girls who take an aperitif and confide secrets, similar to the famous pocket aces - Carrie & Co. style - in the N.Y. at the turn of two centuries, able to glue to TV and to make entire female generations dream of glamour.