The care-free, facile mastery of the ’90s will forever remain an aesthetic we crave. Standing in stark contrast to the excessive ’80s glamour that came before it this minimalism was defined by its restraint in design, focusing on simple well-cut androgynous clothing with a reduced colour palette. The garments, a collection of elevated essentials was designed to be the unfussy uniform of the new breed of working women, whose only guilty pleasures were sunglasses and jewellery. The age of the supermodel, the age of refined simple style with a passion for oversized shoulders, suits, sleek slip dresses and bold sunglasses as key details to each and every look. Especially in that moment between the late ’90s and the early 2000s – that was a turning point. From the skinny rectangular shapes, colorful lenses and cat’s-eye glasses we went back to the rectangular shapes: the minimalistic squared ones, as well as the Jackie O big shades of the ’70s –the bigger the better. In what seems to be a moment of true nostalgia, these styles still hold up in 2020 with some new takes, of course. Frames are cut in a very sculptural way and the colour range spans from black to brighter tones, and cream, white, lime and orange (again two prominent colous of the late 1990s). This new course of fashion has been well referenced on the catwalks of Bottega Veneta, Prada and Loewe. It seems the soulful simplicity and unassuming sex appeal of ’90s minimalism has been reinterpreted through a modern lens to serve as the perfect antedote to the maximalism of past seasons. Sunglasses have a strong place in the game. they are the way to enrich your understated look with flair. Some will serve as an alternative to make-up, some will pair with your mask if you choose to go for full, bright frames. A frame as your personal touch, that little extravagance, much needed, much cherished.