Y2k: the late 90s and early 00s fashions making a comeback | Fashion

Just when you thought current times couldn’t get any more fraught, along comes the threat of a low-rise jeans renaissance. And not just low-rise jeans – birthed by Alexander McQueen as “bumsters” – but many staples of late-90s and early 00s fashion.

The industry is calling it a “Y2k trend”; millennials everywhere are calling it harrowing. But Gen Z is on board (there are TikToks galore) and, predating the trend slightly, Etsy is reporting a 11360% increase in searches for smiley face jewellery, as well as huge upticks for mood rings.

A whole section of Etsy is

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Centre County Natives Blend Eclectic Styles for Fashion Brand HighTop

HighTop co-founders Travis Witmer and Collin Smith. Photo courtesy HighTop

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck and Centre County natives Travis Witmer and Collin Smith found themselves living amidst New York City’s desolate new normal, they made tracks for Happy Valley. While Witmer continued his job in graphic design for Coach, Inc. from his parents’ home, he and Smith teamed up with childhood friend Ryan Patten to pursue an idea that first came about when the long-time trio of friends was attending college. 

“That’s where the idea for the brand came together,” Smith explains of the newly-founded fashion brand HighTop, noting

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Great Outfits in Fashion History: ’60s-Era Jane Fonda in a Suede Mini Skirt

Jane Fonda in France in 1969. 

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

While Jane Fonda’s political activism has of late supplanted her status as a sartorial influencer, there is a lot to be said about her in the fashion department. Her decades-long acting career, which has been punctuated by protests and an iconic friendship with Lily Tomlin, has continually put in

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This Week, the Best Dressed Stars Served Up Fashion History Lessons

The most impactful style moments always have a story. Last week, as stars finished awards season on a high note, they sought out pieces whose history was as fascinating as their design. The trend began at the Independent Spirit Awards, where elegance trumped indie cred. Host Melissa Villaseñor may have delighted the audience with her impressions of Gen-Z celebrities, but her double-breasted Dior suit would have made Old Hollywood legends Marlene Dietrich and Katherine Hepburn proud.

The event’s flights of fancy were similarly retro. Kate Mara’s diamond patterned Miu Miu mini-skirt and matching pearl-embellished jacket and Julia Garner’s marabou-covered Prada

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‘Halston’: Ewan McGregor transforms into the 1970s fashion designer for new Netflix series

Written by Megan C. Hills, CNN

Netflix has offered a first look at Ewan McGregor’s transformation into fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick ahead of a dramatized series about the 1970s icon.
In a series of new images, the actor can be seen sketching out a design in front of a corkboard covered in fashion drawings. Another shot shows McGregor with rolls of fabric behind him as he speaks on the telephone in one of Halston’s signature turtlenecks.

“Halston,” which premieres May 14 and was co-produced by “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy, follows the rise and dramatic fall of the influential American

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