The weather has been fantastic lately, and so I went to go check what's in the stores, since I've been out-of-touch lately. My first stop is the Gucci store (if that counts as "mainstream"). Everyone knocks off Gucci, so walking into this store is like stepping into the future. And the future is the 00s, I guess. Look at these zipper/strappy bondage **punk!!** pants and tell me these aren't from the 00s:
When those went out of style I converted a pair of mine into a jacket (which I now wish I didn't do). They were the strappiest, zipperiest bondage pants ever. Does anyone else remember sewing zippers onto everything?
Do you also remember putting spikes on everything? The first photo of this post has a lolita/victorian blouse with spikes on it...which is something a j-rock teen would do. Don't get me wrong...I think it's awesome. I love spikes on everything. I was just surprised to see an 00s goth look at Gucci. It's weird to see a look that you've "grown out of"--and that time has forgotten--treated as a serious thing at a serious high-fashion store.
I've written about the horror of the uncanny in goth fashion before, and these really bizarre fetish shoes are some of the most original application of the uncanny I've seen. Basically, it's a somewhat normal high heel, but it's meant to be worn with this skin-tight latex sock. The nude-colored one on the left is especially uncanny--and therefore horrific--since your foot will look both natural and unnatural at the same time. Honestly there's a whole element of creepyness that needs to enter (reenter?) dark fashion.
At Topshop and goth superstore H&M, vinyl pants were the most surprising summer must-have (lol) as evidenced above. Wearing those pants in hot weather is a mistake everyone makes exactly once. I resisted the urge to buy a pair though...I love black shiny things. And I've got a Lip Service pair that I never wear!!
What was your favorite 00s trend?