...BABY, ONE MORE TIME
Female Singapore|September 2021
IT’S SEXY (CROPPED TOPS, LOW-SLUNG WAISTS, MICRO-SHORT HEMLINES). IT’S “AESTHETIC” – THINK A MISH-MASH OF INFLUENCES, POPS OF COLOUR, AND IRREVERENT ACCESSORIES AND LAYERING.
KENG YANG SHUEN

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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