The 2000s will be known for the whole blogger aesthetic-- mixing high-and low, skinny jeans, ankle boots, black tights with everything, pigeon-toed pretentious posing..etc
Also I think there was an explosion in the awareness and desire for high luxury- Balenciaga and Balmain both had their moments. There was also the popularity of Hermes bags and the resurgence of fur.
Reality TV also had a huge affect on the public awareness of fashion. I Think it started with The Hills/Teen Vogue connection then exploded with shows like Project runway, Rachel Zoe, The City which made the fashion industry more accessible to the general public.
Low rise jeans
Juicy Couture and velour tracksuits
I think the interesting thing about the 2000s is that there were not very many original looks. Most of the memorable trends or fads that can be considered a distinct and original product of the 2000s are rather embarrassing. There was a lot of great fashion during the 2000s but most of it just revived or referenced looks from prior decades. Trends don't automatically change at the beginning and end of each season though; there will always be a crossover. Due to this I think it will be easier to identify a 'look' of the 2000s in next 5 years or so.
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Last edited by Ziegfeld Girl; 27-12-2010 at 07:18 AM.
the 2000s were basically like (at least where I live)
2000/2003 : somehow that actually was the end of the 90s, still kitsch but much trashier/sluttier.
in parallel : a rather casual style, underground-electro trend (think Royksopp, Modjo).
2004/2006 : still tacky at times. Major trends : girly casual/sporty or boho à la Sienna Miller and Nicole Richie.
2006 : beginning of the rock/indie/hipster trend, which still kind of lasts today. At first : skinny jeans, bangs, polka dots,etc..a lot people discover a sudden interest in The Libertines, The Beatles, The Strokes and anything rock and indie. Kate Moss is more popular than ever.
2007: still indie/hipster, but with a novelty, the so-called fluokids. The trend is reflected by artists like Klaxons, Yelle, Hadouken!, Justice.
2008/2009 : growing interest for the fashion world, streetstyle boom, rise of fashion bloggers. People follow the trendy/quirky/daring trends (as epitomized by Lady Gaga). I can't really think of specific items because there are so many, with internet/blogs/forums trends change all the time, they spread quickly and often disappear not long after..
Also : - girly/cutesy style. Think fashion blogs with liberty prints, lace, bows, pictures of cupcakes.
- Vintage has been a trend throughout the decade but it reaches its peak.
So, while reading my post, I fully realized how music trends can influence fashion, or maybe it's the opposite..
UGGS and Crocs! (can't decide which ones worse)
logo bags from coach and LV
Hollister and AF (can't believe I used to wear them PUKE)
Excessively straightening hair
Super Duper low rise pants/ shorts/ skirts
Disney Tweem Skanks
OVERcovering items with diamond studs
diamond teeth (think rappers)