1930s newsreel predicts fashion in the year 2000

This brief, 1930s UK newsreel predicts the future of fashion, asking "famous fashion designers" to predict the garb of the year 2000. Pretty much everything worn in this video could be worn, somewhere, in the contemporary world (if only Burning Man), but it's hard to say that any of this really nailed Y2K's sartorial look-and-feel.

1930s Futuristic Fashion Predictions (Thanks, germy shoemangler!)

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  1. they sure nailed the telephone as part of the male attire.

    i’m beginning to think that the formative feature lacking in all gee-whiz future prognostications is tedium.  that is, the future will be more boring than anyone predicts.  discover the current most boring elements and embrace those in your vasty predictions: “in the year 3141 bathroom grout mold will become sentient!”

    1. “they sure nailed the telephone as part of the male attire.”
      Also the whole “excessive utility pockets” thing of the 90’s.  So useful!

  2. I think they had the gist of men’s fashion though: no tie in sight, a phone at the ready and pockets, lots of pockets: http://www.scottevest.com/

  3. “An electric belt to adapt the body to climatic changes!”
    Our climate change problems are solved – where can we get this?

  4. The third ensemble was prophetic in making the most outlandish prediction for 1930:

    Women of the future would wear pants, not just skirts.

    1. Well, that particular designer was betting “no skirts at all”… which is admitedly my personal wardrobe, but skirts haven’t actually vanished yet.

      I notice he/she replaced the swishy skirts with swishy random things attached to your arms, so you get caught on everything. How… practical.

      1. Well, that particular designer was betting “no skirts at all”… which is admitedly my personal wardrobe, but skirts haven’t actually vanished yet.

        Still better than all the designers (and Gene Roddenberry) who were expecting micro-mini-dresses for everybody.

  5. Electric headlights what the fuck! You have got to be kidding me! The only thing that happened is people are more lazy to dress now so they just put on a regular t-shirt and some sports sneakers.

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