AND FOR ALL ITS REP FOR BEING TACKY, IT’S UNDOUBTEDLY FUN. TWO DECADES AFTER THE Y2K STYLE ERA, THE LOOK MADE FAMOUS BY POP-CULTURAL DIVAS LIKE BRITNEY SPEARS AND PARIS HILTON IS BACK ON THE RUNWAYS AND IN REAL LIFE, FUELLED BY TIKTOK AND A FASHION ADVENTUROUS DEMOGRAPHIC. HERE, THREE OF THIS NEW GEN’S STYLE STARS SHOW OFF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW.
Marketing executive Kerni Chew wears tweed jacket, Moschino; wool blouse and skirt, Sandro; and her own accessories and shoes. Opposite: Public relations executive Poh Shimin wears wool cardigan, Sandro; leather pants, Maje; brass necklace, Versace; metal rings with crystals (on both hands), Gucci; and her own accessories and shoes
“I THINK Y2K STYLE STOOD OUT BECAUSE IT WAS AN EXPERIMENTAL AND UNAPOLOGETIC ERA IN FASHION. I LOVE HOW FEMALE ARTISTES OF THE TIME SUCH AS THE LATE AALIYAH WOULD HAVE NO QUALMS DRESSING THE SAME WAY MALE RAPPERS DID. THE LOOK WAS FEARLESSLY SEXY – HALTER TOPS AND DRESSES, LOW-RISE JEANS OR LEATHER PANTS THAT WOULD REVEAL BELLY BUTTON PIERCINGS – AND EPITOMISED REBELLIOUSNESS… EVERYONE WAS DOING THEIR OWN THING WITH FASHION AND IT WAS SO FUN SEEING THAT.” – Siti Mariam Binte Mohd Iqbal (@siti_laurencia)
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