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2021 Walkthrough: Most Iconic Fashion Moments4 min read

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Compared to what 2020 has done to most of us, 2021 came as a slightly optimistic journey; vaccination has decreased the number of Covid-19 spread worldwide — affecting billions of lives at stake. The global fight endures, as the Omicron is spreading rapidly and claimed to be more transmissible.

However, optimism is gradually restored, and people on the internet surely know how to bring joy as creativity comes into play. The Internet has been the bible of pop culture, and it has contributed a lot to what entertainment stands for nowadays, whereas it doesn’t have to be expensive. Whether it’s to access your favorite music or hunt for your themed outfits and makeup looks. Without further ado, here’s our walkthrough of some of the best fashion trends of 2021:

Thrift Vintage Fashion

Thrift stores made it big these couple of years. As the economy drastically went downhill and fashion has always been nothing but a need. With slow fashion and sustainability being the hottest issues nowadays, thrifting comes as a win-win solution. Printed silk scarves with vibrant patterns, 70’s tinted sunglasses, and vintage coats will allegedly never go out of style.

Y2K 

Britney has entered the chat.

The lively Y2K aesthetic was inspired by the late ’90s and early 2000s outfits. It’s where pop culture seemingly made its first boom, with Britney Spears, Mean Girls, and The Bratz in charge. The premise is to wear whatever vibrant colors that you can think of and make a trendy mixture out of it. Wide-leg jeans, shiny jackets, baby tees, and colorful scrunchies are in it for the play. 

TikTok is surprisingly responsible for this trend coming back. With approximately 28% of users under 18 years olds and 35% of users in their 20s, Y2K is perceived as chic, fun, and all-around nostalgic.

Met Gala

Themed “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”, this year’s Met Gala is the most anticipated party after the 2020’s absence. The 20-year-old pop star, Billie Eilish was nominated best-dressed wearing the stunningly nude tulle dress by Oscar de la Renta. The dramatic 15-foot-train was there to promote both the musician and designer’s shared vision to stop wearing fur. 

In a mission of funding the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, The 2021 Met Gala was reported to put together approximately $15 million with 600 attendees. Located in New York City, The Met Gala has reached its 73 years, with a mission to aid local designers whose works contribute a ton to the fashion industry.

Savage X Fenty

The coming-of-age fashion mogul, Rihanna Robin Fenty, has made another ground-breaking achievement in 2021. Savage X Fenty Show Vol 3 was aired on September 24, via Amazon Prime, and let me tell you: it was mind-bogglingly monumental! Featuring performances by Normani, Daddy Yankee, Nas, BIA, Jazmine Sullivan, Ricky Martin, and Jade Novah, the 40-minute production is a melting pot of excellence.

The deliverance of inclusivity is able to bring us to tears; ranging lingerie collection from 32-45 in bands, A-H in cups, and up to XS-3X/XS-XXXL worn by men, women, LGBTQ+, and literally everybody. We all can claim that her intention to exclude nobody when it comes to the word ‘sexy’ is undeniably successful. 

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s for Tiffany

If anyone is allowed to say one thing about this Ad, that’ll be Tiffany promoting Jay-Z and Beyonce and not otherwise; the power couple was the perfect depiction of the brand’s campaign, “About Love”. Shot in a $42 million dollar mansion designed by Zoltan Pali, Beyoncé wore one of the most prestigious gemstones from the 19th century, the 128.52-carat stone costing about $30 million. Partnered up with BeyGOOD and The Shawn Carter Foundation, the campaign has pledged $2 million in scholarship funding students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, in the arts and creative fields.

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