The ’90s revival continues to sweep through fashion, breathing new life into streetwear labels that once dominated the scene. Brands like Sean John, a staple of the decade, are now seen as key collaborators for timely collections—including the latest from Missguided.
The U.K-based retailer recently dropped its second collaboration with the streetwear brand, the first of which garnered attention from celebrities including Lizzo and Gabrielle Union. The new Courtside Edit will consist of two drops—the first available now, and the second dropping in the near future—featuring iconic Sean John looks from the ’90s and ’00s updated for today.
Matching sets in an array of spring colors define the collection, including peach, mint green and lavender—which WGSN recently named as a key color to watch. The line spans crop tops, oversized button-down shirts and baggy high-rise jeans, to sports bras, bike shorts and jogger sets.
Other standout items include varsity jackets, mini dresses and dual-toned denim in the form of pants, overalls, jackets and corset tops. Available in sizes 4-18 and plus-size options in sizes 20-28, the collection retails for $19-$98.
The first Missguided and Sean John collaboration launched last September and featured 114 streetwear and athleisure staples centered around Sean John hallmarks like the use of velour, nylon fabrics and its scripted logo. The launch, however, landed Sean John in legal hot water over promotions that allegedly falsified statements from founder Sean “Diddy” Combs, who sold the majority of his label to brand management agency CAA-GBG in 2016.
The collection underscores the collective shift to more casual apparel, a key trend that was years in the making before the pandemic clinched its destiny. High stretch and loose-fitting denim, along with elevated sweats and matching sets, have defined today’s style, and even inspired denim-first brands such as Mother Denim and Citizens of Humanity to venture into the loungewear category for the first time. A recent report from retail analytics firm Edited shows the trend isn’t slowing down anytime soon, despite the worst of the pandemic seemingly in the rearview mirror.