When trends it the scene in the past it was decades in between each. But in this past decade they all seem to have all repeated in a matter of months. Here is a retrospect of all the denim trends that have happened in this pass one:
2000 - 2002: Flared jeans were everywhere for women and baggy jeans for the men. The bigger the better these years was the motto, somehow. Being not the most flattering the baggy trend withered away for the men.
2003: This was the year of the mini-skirts. Many thanks for the the person that helmed this trend, Paris Hilton. She took it to a level that many would not and shortened the otherwise short skirts even shorter. It was also the beginning of the, not so friendly to the eyes, embellished jeans. I am not just talking any embellished. I'm talking Ed Hardy embellished. Glad to see that is over.
2004: The year of the light washed distressed jeans, thanks to The Olsens. Every girl had to have a pair, whether it be Vintage, Abercrombie, Levi's, Sevens, or even custom done. Jeans were torn to look naturally or even naturally worn out themselves. In other words this was these were years that many looked like they just rummaged through a vintage store and the beginning of what style is today.
2005 - mid-2006: This was the year when style got more free and let's just say, less slutty, for a lack of a better term. Straight-leg jeans were started to kick in, though they were called skinny jeans then. Boho was all the rage for women and vintage tees for the men.
mid-2006 - 2007: The jeans got tighter for the women and so did the ones for the men. '60s Mod kicked in again. Jeans were darker, cleaner, non-distressed. Kate Moss brought the tighter, skin-tight fits in for the women and Hedi Slimane designed the styles for men. Brands like Ksubi, Superfine, and Sass and Bide reigned the streets for being one of the firsts to come out with the skinniest styles. Many say that this trend wouldn't last, but it still is today.
2007: This was the year that brought back the printed and colored trend of the '90s into this decade. Ksubi brought brought out an array as well as J & Company and many others. The trend didn't last that long and will soon take a quick nap for a few years before its return.
2009: This was the year that many would say killed off the skinny jeans, but it didn't. One trend that was brought back was baggy jeans....for the women. Katie Holmes was the rebel that kicked this trend off. She donned styles from Current/Elliott and PRPs and soon after many other followed suit and did the same. Though not as tight as the styles as its sister style, the slouchy skinny was introduced this season as well, also thanks to Katie Holmes. It was also the return of the distressed jeans in darker washes..
It was also the year that the motorcycle jean was introduced. Balmain came out with the style that everyone had to have, but many couldn't afford. So to feed the masses other brands have came out with styles that were much more affordable and just as fashion-forward.
2010: This was the year that probably had every trend of the past crammed into the whole year. Starting off for the first few months, denim leggings were introduced. The skinniest of skinny jeans, these were made of more stretch than the regular pair to add the same comfort of leggings in effort to get women out of the no-pocket predecessor. In the middle of the year there was the cargo trend. This was the biggest trend that happened that year. Every brand and just about everyone jumped on the cargo bandwagon and came out with their own styles of cargos. These weren't the usual baggy college student cargos, they were made slimmer to flatter the body. The middle of the year was also the beginning of the other next big thing, waxed denim. Many have fallen for this being that is has a leather effect without the actual leather.
This would also make the year that the denim jacket made its return. All the girls had to have one of these. It has to the be the most versatile out of all the trend as they can be worn on just about anything at anytime. It was not just for women either. The men jumped on this one as well. Guys like Kanye, Zac Efron, and Justin Timberlake were all caught in them.
2011: This was the year that all these trends carried on over. Colored denim kicked off early Spring. Brights were the color of coice for many. For Summer, Leopard was the biggest thing since the skinny cargos. Everyone had to be seen in a pair, especially the Current/Elliott Leopard jeans. For Fall, both trends were brought back in moodier darker colors and prints, like snake and jewel tones.
It took decades for them to be created in the past and in the past few years for them to be brought back. What do you think is the next big thing?