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Indie Edge: Fashionistas Sound Off on the Sleaze Revival Trend

Can We Ever Really Have an Indie Sleaze Revival? Fashion Writers Debate

Can We Ever Really Have an Indie Sleaze Revival?


Lately, there’s been a lot of discussion about the return of Indie Sleaze—the grungy, messy, and kind of sexy style of the late 2000s and early 2010s. Vogue fashion writers Christian Allaire and Hannah Jackson got together to debate the so-called return and its longevity.

Christian Allaire and Hannah Jackson Debate

Hannah Jackson’s Perspective

Reflecting on the original Indie Sleaze era, Hannah mentions her high school experience with American Apparel tennis skirts, Arctic Monkeys, and the influence of Sky Ferreira and Charlotte Free on her style.

Christian Allaire’s Perspective

Having experienced Indie Sleaze in college, Christian recalls the iconic elements of the trend, such as skinny jeans, leather jackets, and the edgy, perfectly-imperfect vibe it embodied.

The Contemporary Comeback

Challenges of the Revival

Christian expresses skepticism about the timing of the revival, noting the polished nature of today’s celebrity styles compared to the authentic sloppiness of the original era.

New Influencers

Hannah highlights contemporary figures like Addison Rae, Charli XCX, and others who embody the Indie Sleaze attitude, even if their fashion choices are more sophisticated.

The Future of Indie Sleaze

Evolving Trends

The debate touches on the evolving nature of the trend, potential new directions it might take, and the impact of upcoming releases from artists like Charli XCX on the trajectory of Indie Sleaze.

Fashion Revivals

Christian and Hannah discuss the excitement of rediscovering vintage pieces and the fun of incorporating elements of Indie Sleaze into modern wardrobes.

As the debate on the Indie Sleaze revival continues, it remains to be seen how this trend will evolve and whether it will truly make a lasting comeback in the fashion world.

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