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Why is Y2K fashion initiated by Jennie (Blackpink) reacted to?

While famous Hollywood stars are constantly praised for their unique Y2K fashion style, female idols and Korean stars are often criticized for "following" this fashion.

Why is Y2K fashion favored by Korean stars controversial?

In recent years, the Y2K fashion trend (2000) has suddenly returned and is hotter than ever. Y2K recreates the late 90s to mid 2000s style and is built by fashion icons like Paris Hilton, Christina Aguilera or Britney Spears.

The trio of Hollywood stars made the fashion world “crazy” in the 90s-2000s. Photo: AFP

Until the last few years, when fast fashions are no longer as popular as before, celebrities like supermodel Bella Hadid or Hailey Bieber have caught up with the Y2K fashion trend. They made waves in the fashion world and subsequently influenced young people all over the world.

By the end of 2021, the Y2K fashion trend has flooded the Kpop market thanks to the influence of Korean stars who are always at the forefront of trends such as Jennie (Blackpink), Taeyeon (SNSD).

Supermodel Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid are the pioneers for the return of Y2K fashion style in Hollywood. Photo: twitter

In August 2021, Jennie uploaded on her personal Instagram a green Juicy Couture tracksuit, opening the Y2K era in Kpop. Photo: Instagram

Not only is she a Kpop idol singer, but Jennie is also considered a fashion icon of the land of kimchi. The female idol is always ahead of all fashion trends in the world. And most of the items she loved to use were quickly sold out.

Recently, Jennie and a series of other names in the Korean entertainment world are actively “promoting” the fashion style of the 2000s. From turtleneck sweaters, low-rise pants/skirts, crop tops, sandals chunky to colorful sportswear appear more and more, from casual fashion to stage fashion.

Jennie caused a fever with Y2K style at recent events. Photo: Instagram

Many groups have caught up with the trend and pursued the trendy Y2K style like Itzy, (G)I-dle…Photo: JYP Ent

Not only causing a “fever” with Korean stars, the Y2K style is also popular with many young people in Korea.

On social networks and fashion commenting forums, many netizens commented that Y2K fashion has its own charm. Colorful crop tops, mini skirts or sportswear all have beautiful designs.

Although they are quite picky about their figure, just by wearing these outfits, they can easily become the center of attraction for the crowd.

Many celebrities wearing Y2K fashion are praised by netizens such as Yoona (SNSD), (G)I-dle…

Although favored by many Gen Z generations, Y2K fashion is still controversial, especially for older people.

According to SCMP, because Korean culture is still quite conservative, especially in terms of personal expression and social taboos, costumes that recreate the Y2K era are considered too colorful in the eyes of many people. People.

Not to mention, most of these designs reveal some parts of the body such as the chest, back, abdomen … making the overall outfit easily considered offensive.

Many people think that Y2K fashion is too colorful and revealing. Photo: CARD

Previously, the late singer Sulli (former member of F(x)) was subjected to social media violence for pursuing the Y2K style and the “No bra” movement.

Not only Sulli, many other artists like HyunA, (G)I-dle’s Soyeon or Somi were also “stoned” for wearing “non-standard” Y2K outfits.

Many times, Y2K fashion brings idols a lot of criticism. Photo: Osen

Despite bringing a fresh and trendy breath, many netizens still question the applicability of this classic fashion style.

The public is also questioning whether these revealing outfits are really representative of women’s charms or are simply the idols’ namesake tricks.

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