Doc Martens, New Rave and the nineties revival
The 80’s grip on popular culture may finally be slipping as the next generation is increasingly looking to the early 90’s for inspiration.
The first half of the noughties gave us unashamedly 80s fashion, music (the entire electro movement) and even hair cuts (asymmetric fringe anyone?). Since ‘05 however nineties influence has been creeping into youth culture.
The UK’s New Rave movement which has had a massive impact on fashion and music is probably the most obvious example. The scene, depending on who you believe, was invented as a marketing gimmick by The Klaxons (who are now rapidly trying to disown it) but spawned an entire movement of indie-dance bands. On the fashion side the high-street (in particular Top Shop) was full of neon and 8-bit graphics all summer.