Cast your mind back to where you were at the turn of the millennium, and chances are you were rocking a pair of cargo pants. They were slouchy and low-slung on the hip, packed with pockets and made from polyester so shiny you had to stay away from the sparklers.
But you had not a care in the world as you danced the night away to the All Saints, TLC and Britney – all card-carrying members of the cargo crew.
Staying true to fashion’s 20-year trend cycle, these utilitarian trousers are now back on the map (specifically, Milan). At Fashion Week yesterday, model sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid took to the runway in contemporary styles – the former in a silky, tapered leg by Fendi, the latter in a belted wide-legged interpretation at Alberta Ferretti.
Before you cringe at the return of yet another relic from one of fashion’s less forgiving eras, consider this: perhaps in today’s lightning fast-paced world, we need cargo pants more than ever. They’re simple, comfy and will cart around all your devices. Just the thing for the modern woman’s wardrobe.