The 1990s were 30 years ago, but in my mind, they were just a few years back, when I devoured fashion magazines and shared mixtapes with my girlfriends.
Looking back at the ‘90s under the lens of the decade being pivotal to fashion is the podcast Vogue in the ‘90s. It’s hosted by longtime Vogue editor Anna Wintour and presented by Vogue’s international editor-at-large Hamish Bowles.
The first episode covers the iconic milestone of the arrival of the supermodel during the Versace runway show when four supermodels walked out lip-syncing to George Michael’s Freedom.
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Each episode charts a different cultural fashion movement; the arrival of grunge music and its influence on fashion, the rise of the creative director in Lagerfeld and Tom Ford’s Gucci and the Prada revolution.
There’re interviews with some of Vogue’s editorial team and the world’s top designers like Anna Sui and Miuccia Prada. It is fabulous and highlights the influence the decade still has on fashion today.
Music and the ‘90s mix-tape take centre stage in the podcast My 90s Playlist. It’s a cheerful look back at boy bands, power anthems and genres like hip-hop and rap, that became cultural movements.
American podcasters Tracy Clayton and Akoto Ofori-Atta, rifle through music trivia in each episode and include interviews with musicians, producers and cultural commentators who offer insight into classic ‘90s tracks.
TLC’s No Scrubs is the first song under the microscope and tracks from OutKast, Celine Dion and Ricki Martin follow. Get ready to put on your ‘90s hoodie, your big hoop earrings and take a nostalgic walk around the mall with your Walkman.