We weren’t sure it had been long enough for the early 00s fashion of our teenage years to come back into the mainstream. But post New York Fashion Week, we’re thinking we should have held onto our cargo pants a while longer.
Whilst we may have styled them after our teen pop icons – with skater shoes and mid-drift, shoestring strapped tops – the SS 20 shows saw cargos reincarnated in soft silks, buttery leathers, pared back in ways that feel firmly in the now. We may have picked it, but cargo pants are now firmly back in fashion’s collective conscious.
Philip Lim’s green leather trousers were a pair to take note of. Dion Lee put pockets on dresses as well as pants, as did Jonathan Simkhai. Helmut Lang saw them in an army green incarnation and Tibi and Maryam Nassir Zadeh created perhaps our favourites of the season.