The fashion mavens at the Washington Post have put up their annual list of What’s in and What’s out for 2010. Understand that the list is highly tongue-in-cheek and meant to be humorous. Still, it suggests some signs of the times.
True, we old people–defined as anyone married with children and so properly oblivious to fashion–will not know what many of these things even are. But ironically the feature itself suggests a development that is more significant than any of the items listed. If you just read the print story, many if not most of the references are probably going to be incomprehensible. But if you go online, as to the link above, you will find links to explanations. OUT: Print journalism. IN: Online journalism. But a few tidbits:
OUT: Twihards; IN: Randroids [referring to “Twilight” fans and Ayn Rand fans]OUT: Detroit auto companies; IN: Detroit artist colonies [What the city is trying to promote in all those vacant buildings.]
OUT: Latin fusion; IN: Latin Mass
OUT: Drug tests; IN: Gender tests
OUT: Ripped abs; IN: Ripped jeans
OK, now your turn. fashion mavens that you are in your own way. What trends of the last year (or decade) do you think are now so last year (or so last decade)? What trends do you see coming?
Me first: OUT: Megachurches; IN: Microchurches