A game of perspectives: The ‘90s may long be gone, but they come alive this summer

While you get ready for the World Cup, we look back nostalgically to an era where sporty was as imperative as tailored, where streetwear ruled in the vivid, polychrome mood of the day

Sweatshirt, Polo Ralph Lauren; Vest, The V Renaissance; Pants, Rohit Gandhi+Rahul Khanna; Sneakers, Onitsuka Tiger, Watch, Salvatore Ferragamo; Sunglasses, Marc Jacobs Sweatshirt, Polo Ralph Lauren; Vest, The V Renaissance; Pants, Rohit Gandhi+Rahul Khanna; Sneakers, Onitsuka Tiger, Watch, Salvatore Ferragamo; Sunglasses, Marc Jacobs

While you get ready for the World Cup, we look back nostalgically to an era where sporty was as imperative as tailored, where streetwear ruled in the vivid, polychrome mood of the day. The ‘90s may long be gone, but they come alive this summer with references to graphic T-shirts, neons, matching suits (or tracksuits) and pieces that always remain hip, no matter what the decade.

Take off full throttle in the beloved silhouettes of the ‘90s — popularised by chart-topping heart-throb Justin Bieber — with Ralph Lauren faves red and olive and slightly baggy trackpants that show the return of sporty tailored look

Sweatshirt, Narendra Kumar; Shorts, Fred Perry (The Collective); Sneakers Melissa Sweatshirt, Narendra Kumar; Shorts, Fred Perry (The Collective); Sneakers Melissa

The hoodie is here to stay, and paired with high top sneakers, marks the new, fit athleisure of the season 

Jacket, Rocky Star; T-shirt Karl Lagerfeld (The Collective); Shorts, Ted Baker (The Collective); Watch, Versace; Sneakers, Adidas Originals Jacket, Rocky Star; T-shirt Karl Lagerfeld (The Collective); Shorts, Ted Baker (The Collective); Watch, Versace; Sneakers, Adidas Originals

It’s a suspension of belief that layering your summer gear with a 3D embellished jacket will not up the fashion stakes 

Sweatsuit, Mehraab; T-shirt,  Siddartha Tytler; Sneakers, Christian Louboutin; Fanny pack, Superdry; Watch,  Versace; Sunglasses, Prada Sweatsuit, Mehraab; T-shirt, Siddartha Tytler; Sneakers, Christian Louboutin; Fanny pack, Superdry; Watch, Versace; Sunglasses, Prada

Take a leap of faith into the bonafide trend du jour. Striped suit paired with belt and sneakers is something that can never go wrong  

 Polo T-shirt, Hugo Boss (The Collective); Jacket, Siddartha Tytler; Sneakers, Onitsuka Tiger; Pants, Superdry; Sunglasses, Hugo Boss Polo T-shirt, Hugo Boss (The Collective); Jacket, Siddartha Tytler; Sneakers, Onitsuka Tiger; Pants, Superdry; Sunglasses, Hugo Boss

Neon harks the return of the energetic raver in you, even if it’s just in splashes here and there 

Jacket, Rohit Gandhi+Rahul Khanna; T-shirt, Love by Moschino (The Collective); Shorts, Superdry; Sneakers, Christian Louboutin Jacket, Rohit Gandhi+Rahul Khanna; T-shirt, Love by Moschino (The Collective); Shorts, Superdry; Sneakers, Christian Louboutin

An onslaught of short shorts paired with a jacket and touches of neon, is really nothing to shy away from  

Jacket, True Religion (The Collective); T-shirt, Tath; Bracelets, House of Aynat; Pants, Polo Ralph Lauren; Sneakers, Onitsuka Tiger; Duffel bag, Hackett; Sunglasses, Givenchy Jacket, True Religion (The Collective); T-shirt, Tath; Bracelets, House of Aynat; Pants, Polo Ralph Lauren; Sneakers, Onitsuka Tiger; Duffel bag, Hackett; Sunglasses, Givenchy

It’s something to jump about – sage and khaki rule the runways (and your closet) this Spring Summer, even as sneakers remain the most coveted accessory, with a return to the iconic status they had in the ‘90s  

Pictures: Anil Chawla; Styling: Rishi Raj; 

Shoot editor: Priya Kumari Rana; 

Location: The Roseate, New Delhi; 

Model: Punit Singh (Runway Lifestyle); 

Styling assistant: Parul Gauba; 

Hair & makeup: Kangana Kochhar

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