Dress like it's 1999: Club Monaco fall/winter 2016

Dress like it's 1999: Club Monaco fall/winter 2016

Nineties dainties

Text: Bianca Husodo

This season, Club Monaco looks back at the '90s quintessentials

By now, it's undeniable that fashion's love affair with the nineties is still very much rampant (think: street frequenters Gosha Rubchinskiy and Vetements). And hot on the heels of fashion's most raged, Club Monaco harks back to the era for classics — but with its own romantic take.

"We're really feeling for a turn to femininity and a shift from structure to softness," said creative director Caroline Belhumeur. Dissecting the decade's latter quarter, the label's women collection experiments with the delicacy of ruffles and florals in a shade of utilitarian sensibility. Traditional silhouettes are reminiscent of the turn of the century where frills are layered and paired with long, clean trenches or military inspired trousers. Slip dresses are lingerie-inspired and worn over Victorian puff-sleeved shirts. Neutral palette of whites and blues is injected with shades of dusty peach, khakis and lily pinks.

Just like their women counterpart, the Club Monaco men delve into the the idea of relaxed softness. "We're inspired by '90s patterning and playing with classic men's fabrics and more technical yarns," noted Belhumeur. Quaint railroad stripes are updated in a slouchy trouser, while tailored moleskin and corduroy are reintroduced. Floral motifs run as a common thread throughout the collection, emerging in accent pieces of shirting, ties and pocket squares.

The fall/winter 2016 collection is available at Club Monaco Ngee Ann City and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.