What: The sequel to 1996’s Trainspotting, the cult film that broke into the mainstream, capturing and sparking off alternative ’80s and ’90s fashion and sub-cultural trends.
Why: Directed by Danny Boyle pre-Slumdog Millionaire and made for just US$2 million (S$2.8 million), the first film earned some cross-generational repute for its visual and sartorial impact (and a gross that was 35 times of its cost). We expect a similar response-and-effect for the follow-up (released to mark the 21st anniversary of the original film) that’s loosely based on Irvine Welsh’s novel Porno. It encapsulates everything that was cool about the ’90s – the reunited cast of Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner and Jonny Lee Miller (whose careers were red-hot back then); the music (Iggy Pop’s punk and Underworld’s techno are in the trailers), and the characters’ less-than-legit (pre)occupations. And, of course, the fashion.
The original movie’s slacker, street-influenced wardrobe (track suits, grungy denim, oversized tailoring) would fit right into a Vetements or Gosha Rubchinskiy collection.
And in the publicity run-up to T2, we spied McGregor and co in sporty, utilitarian duds Raf Simons would approve of, while Bremner pulled off a floral shirt-and-shorts combo that’s spot on Balenciaga S/S ’17.
Where: In cinemas islandwide from March 2 (yeah, we’re early, but for a show this anticipated, why not?)
Movie stills: Rex Features. Runway photos: Showbit.com
This story first appeared on Female’s February 2017 issue.