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2000s Alternative fashion movements

2000s Alternative fashion movements

2000s Alternative fashion movements


Hip-hop fashion continued developing in the twenty-first century with new creations such as long fitted Lycra or jersey dresses modeled after popular sports teams’ uniforms. Sports-inspired jumpsuits, denim items, sneaker shoes, and sport jackets continued being worn by hip-hop fans as casual wear, whereas eveningwear and formalwear remained body fitting with bold prints and brightly colored tube dresses, jumpsuits, and minidresses.

ретро мода 2000

American firms such as Baby Phat, FUBU, and Rocca Wear were world leaders in the marketing of hip-hop fashion. The playful styles of “pimp and ho” were taken to extremes with the popularity of ghettofabulous looks that showcased voluptuous female bodies with an overload of ‘‘bling-bling’’ or striking jewelry, luxurious furs, and expensive accessories (Chandler and Chandler-Smith 2005, 243). Hip-hop and rap stars and fans often borrowed some elements from male urban wear, including oversized shirts, baggy pants, baseball hats, and track suits; however, many of them also opted for revealing and fitted garments in Lycra, terrycloth, and jersey knits. As a matter of fact, hiphop stars frequently challenged the status quo by wearing extremely short bottoms, fitted tops, wife-beater T-shirts, revealing tops with wide necklines, and pasties.

Богемия 2000

Neo-Bohemian and Retro-Chic

Neo-bohemian and retro-chic styles of the early 2000s relied heavily on a variety of influences, including Indian bindi marks and henna tattoo or mehndi. Kabala bracelets were popular after celebrities such as Madonna and Britney Spears donned them. Ethnic blouses, long flowing skirts reminiscent of hippie looks of the 1960s and early 1970s, and flat boots or sandals completed the look.

Готика 2000


The cyber-goth trend included huge platform shoes paired with garments made out of glowing metallic and glow-in-the-dark materials. Hot pink, lime green, and neon violet were among the most popular colors. Camouflage,
parachute fabrics, and military uniforms were also used by goth women. Cyber-goth fashions continued to be closely influenced by Japanese Lolita fashion and incorporated ruffled dresses, bonnets, knee-high socks, aprons, and capes. All of these items aimed to create a tension between the innocence and the sexual appeal of the wearer.