2000–2009 in fashion

The 2000s are often described as a "mash-up" decade,[1] where trends saw the fusion of previous styles, global and ethnic clothing, as well as the fashions of numerous music-based subcultures, especially indie pop. Many in the industry have noted the lack of divide between the 1990s and early-2000s due to the continued popularity of minimalist fashion among young people of both sexes.[2] For the most part, the mid-late 2000s did not have one particular style but recycled vintage clothing styles from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1980s. Early 2000s Leading designers and models The leading fashion designers between 2000–2010 included the late Alexander McQueen, Vera Wang, Christian Louboutin, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood,[7] and Karl Lagerfeld.[8] The top supermodels of the decade were Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen,[9] Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Karolina Kurkova, Miranda Kerr, Izabel Goulart, Selita Ebanks, Christie Brinkley, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Marisa Miller, Doutzen Kroes, Agyness Deyn, Hilary Rhoda, Raquel Zimmermann, Coco Rocha, Lily Donaldson, Chanel Iman, Sasha Pivovarova, Caroline Trentini, and Jessica Stam.[10] Minimalism and the return of bright colors In the early 2000s, women and girls wore shoes and boots with rounded or flat toes. Dressy, feminine styles were reintroduced over the course of the decade, as women's fashion moved away from the more unisex styles of the 1990s. From 2001 onwards, women wore denim miniskirts, burberry, hip-hop inspired sweatpants, ugg boots, Daisy Dukes, ripped "distressed" jeans, flip-flops, ponchos, flared trousers, denim jackets, preppy polo shirts with popped collars, and tank tops exposing the midriff. Colors like baby blue, yellow, and hot pink were popular. Mid 2000s Boho and Vintage Main article: Boho-chic From the mid 2000s and onwards, European and American women wore lowrise skinny jeans,[11] lycra yoga wear, knee-high boots with pointed toes, 1960s style trenchc ats and peacoats, tunics worn with wide or thin belts, capri pants, longer tank tops worn with a main blouse or shirt, 1940s inspired New Look dresses and sandals,[12] leggings, and "vintage clothing" including hippie and Boho inspired dresses with paisley patterns. Crocs were a brief fad for both sexes in the summer of 2006, despite their kitsch connotations.[13][14][15] The canary yellow dress Reese Witherspoon wore to the Golden Globes helped establish that hue as a signature color in 2007.[16] Around this time, it was also popular for women to wear short 1960s style cocktail dresses, especially the LBD. Eastern and Fairtrade fashion Summer 2007 saw a resurgence of interest in ethnic fashion from India[17][18] and the Middle East, including harem pants, silk sashes, sarongs, gypsy tops, and the saree[19][20][21] as young British and American women discovered Bollywood cinema[22] and belly dancing, popularized by Shakira.[23] Late 2000s 1980s revival Beginning in 2006, men and women's fashion was influenced by 1980s punk, especially acid wash skinny jeans, bright neon colors, fishnet stockings, and jackets customised with metal studs. Shirts and jeans featured ripped fabric held together by an array of safety pins and leather jackets made a comeback. Celebrities sporting the look included singers, Madonna[24] and Mariah Carey. By 2008, this look had gone mainstream due to the popularity of indie pop influenced by rave and New Wave music. This second, larger wave incorporated more general items of 80s streetwear, like animal print headbands, denim-print jeggings, knitted sweater dresses, Nike Tempo shorts, wonderbra and sloggi underwear, geometric pattern tops, slap bracelets, ballet flats, black spandex leggings, and light, translucent tartan shirts worn with a camisole underneath. Long, baggy empire line shirts were taken in at the bustline and often paired with a belt. Fur coats made a comeback, although many woman used "fish fur" due to real fur's association with animal cruelty.