What do you think people in the 2020s or the 2030s will feel nostalgic about?
How people will feel nostalgic towards 2000s music will be interesting because the 2000s didn't have a distinct style like how the 1990s had grunge or the 1970s had disco. Nostalgia for 2000s music will be as diverse as the decade was, with some people liking 2000s rock and others liking 2000s rap, ect... Artists like Three Days Grace, Nickelback, and Linkin Park will begin entering the Classic Rock column, and other artists like Justin Timberlake, Brittany Spears, and the Black Eyed Peas will enter 'Flackback' rotations in the mid-to-late 2020s.
By the 2030s, I don't think people will have much interest in 20th Century pop culture, because by then it would just seem too old for the average person. In fact, I would think that there would be some kind of a resentment to that era due to political partisanship and a reluctance to invest in the future [their present].
Just think; by 2033:
Back To The Future was released 48 years ago! The original Star Trek premiered 67 years ago!
Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" would have been released 42 years ago! September 11th would have occurred 32 years ago!
Windows 95 was released 38 years ago!
Facebook debuted 29 years ago! Princess Diana's death occurred 36 years ago!
Madonna would be 75 years old!
The iPhone was released 26 years ago!
Say, a high school in the 2020s held a decade's day, where students could dress up in stereotypical fashion from a said era; in this case, the 2000s. I would think they would look at Disney Channel stars from the era (Hannah Montana, High School Musical), emo bands (eyeliner, skinny jeans, and straight, dyed black hair), polo shirts, and skater shoes for inspiration. Accessories associated with stereotypical 2000s fashion may include wristbands like the Livestrong and, in the case of a future high schooler participating in a "decade day," carrying around a flip-phone or an older iPod model.
It's a bit too early to say much about 2010s fashion [since we are still early in the decade], but from what I've observed in my college and from my siblings fashion sense, I'd say the 2010s are more colorful and hipster-like. So, if someone participated in this same "decade day" event at a future high school in stereotypical 2010s fashion, I'd say anything hipster-like or neon would be acceptable. There is a touch of a grunge revival seen in some modern hipster styles too, as the '90s approach "retro" status.
So, this is very simplistic, but a fairly accurate time table of dominant fashion trends by decade:
1920s: Flapper and Jazz Age fashions
1930s: Depression-era thrifty fashion
1940s: Tabloid/Conservative Hollywood fashion era, Age of the suit
1950s: Conservative Post-war, Rock n' Roll/Elvis-inspired teen fashion
1960s: Hippie/Counterculture fashion 1970s: Disco fashion 1980s: New Wave, Urban 1990s: Grunge, Rave 2000s: Collage of styles from previous eras [20th Century epilogue], Emo 2010s: Hipster, Neon
Edited by tigerghost, 13 August 2013 - 09:32 AM.