Fashion’s Filipino 1990s and 2000s.

Oct 3


Brian J White

Brian J White

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The 1990s fashions were a relaxed version of the nineteen eighties fashions.


This decade found the beginning of the influence of rock and roll music to mainstream fashion. Guys started to wear dark,Fashion’s Filipino 1990s and 2000s. Articles simple and mostly large clothes, moving away to the brightly colored clothes of the 1980s. Ladies also wore loose, simple and everyday clothing such as oversized shirts, jean shorts, skinny jeans, simple blouses and sneakers. Pants weren’t as popular as denim throughout the ten years. Men’s hairstyles also transformed as they made their hair longer for the first time since the decade of the 1970s. Also, a hairstyle called cachupoy was considered popular among teenage boys. That was a straight coiffure that has a central parting in the centre, most adolescent celebrities have that kind of hairstyle.

It was also the decade where people from all social positions wore the same clothing styles, having a hard time distinguishing who was from the upper classes or from the lower classes; as everyone opted for a straightforward, laid back style of dress.


The nineties fashions remained popular during the early years of the first decade of the 21st century. 2000s fashion was considered a mash up of different styles. In the first part of the first 10 years, the concept of inner wear as an outer wear was made famous; resulting in having other clothes become popular in the mainstream. Guys still followed the nineties fashion with hip-hop motivated types of clothing including high cost pants, and very over sized T-shirts.

By the mid 2000s, vibrant clothes started to surge again. Men started using flannel and checkered polos. Towards the end of the firts ten years, people saw the blend of clothing from ugg boots worn with short pants and t-shirts to dresses worn over with stockings.


Due to the progress of social media, many Filipino women and men were exposed to different styles. Also due to the rising economy of the country for the first time since the People Power Revolution, as well as the now regular building of shopping malls and clothing centers. Many Filipinos started to buying more clothing than in the past.

Early 2010s started out with an extension of some of the late-2000s fashions, however in 2011, a big change started out as people began to move away from the rock affected 2000s fashions and produce a more distinctive 2010s look. With the rise of social media, almost all of the women commenced wearing tumblr inspired clothes. Likewise, women became interested in the fashions of the 1960s, and commenced replicating those styles. Men also commenced wearing preppy clothing motivated by the British singing band One Direction, who rose to fame in 2010. Skinny jeans began to be popular among the men and developed different colors and styles of wear.

In 2013, skater pants became popular among teen girls and they started out wearing more feminine clothing.

If the mid 2010s entered, women started out using more modest clothing as the fashion brands started to market 1950s and 1960s inspired clothing. Jean pants were replaced by skirts and leggings. Males started to wear more formal clothing during the decade.

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