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By Kathryn Gilbert
Here in the fashion section we like to keep abreast of current affairs, and yesterday’s announcement of the comeback of one of the ’90s most celebrated pop bands caused particular excitement. Responsible for centre partings, impractically pocket-covered combat trousers and the unfortunate prevalence of white tracksuits in primary schools throughout the country, S Club 7 has a lot to answer for. Only time will tell whether or not the group have any intentions of explaining themselves, but before the press offensive begins and their PR tries to wipe our memories clean of their contributions to our preteen closets, let’s take a moment to reflect.
The 90’s was not a great decade for fashion. Alexander McQueen was bursting onto the London scene whilst Helmut Lang was the name on every fashion editor’s lips, but even these most innovative of designers were powerless to stop the high street from pandering to the demands of a misguided public. Generally speaking, fashion filters from the catwalk to the retailers to us. Unfortunately the likes of S Club 7 managed to disrupt the chain – somewhere between the designers and the big brands, pop stars managed to have more of a say than they deserved. However, amongst the detritus there remain a few trends that have evolved into semi-respectable members of the modern day wardrobe. Here’s our pick of the ones worth remembering: