Image inspired by Faye Wong
Top Muji, $200
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Shoes Balenciaga from On Pedder, $7,700
There is no question that the legendary fierce chameleon of fashion, Anita Mui, dictated trends in the 80s. The singer and actress pulled off the Saint Laurent Le Smoking look, the big shoulder powerful vogue look, and the androgynouss look that even Boy George would envy. Mui was a real superstar and had a hand in catapulting the names of local designers every time she wore their outfits.
Then, of course, we progressed to the 90s, when the widely popular and revered singer Faye Wong stepped into the spotlight with her singular siren like voice and her couldn’t-care-less-what-you-think attitude. Wong’s look was an ethereal interpretation of grunge with free-flowing outfits and outrageous hairstyles – the most eye catching was her pinecone hairdo.
The age of exclusivity
Comfort was of the upmost importance and no one during this decade encapsulated that better than Faye Wong with her flowy grunge outfits, which gave off a listless and disaffected appeal.