I Love the Aughties
While the decade isn’t officially ending until January 1, 2011, mentally and emotionally, it’ll be over in 50 days. (50 days!) This Intelligent Life asked a bunch of aesthetes to define the 00’s stylistically, and one response jumped off of the screen, and into my head:
Something that spools from these is that we don’t really have style subcultures anymore. Instead we have a playlist culture, where you’re allowed to mash up everything around you in a sort of pick’n’mix. Someone like the slightly gothy, rocky designer Rick Owens will have his moment of mainstream high-street influence at the same time as high-concept design from Viktor & Rolf, the slightly nerdy chic of Kanye West, and, say, day-glo. You have this simultaneous jam.
And this is the sound of playlist culture.