This is an article (please click to enlarge) that I wrote in March, which has just hit newsstands as part of the fourth issue of Pigeons and Peacocks Magazine*. Each issue has a theme, and this one was ‘The Next…’, so all of the written submissions other than main features had to begin with these words. I decided to focus on my predictions made in 1999 because this was a time when everyone was looking to the future. We had the Millennium looming (with its ominous-sounding ‘Bug’ that was supposed to destroy all technology) and our scope was set to forwards as we plunged into the new century and the next 1000 years of civilisation. At that time I was always trying to be one step ahead when it came to fashion (okay, so not much has changed there) and I often wrote lists about which trends would endure and which items of clothing I wished would become the next big thing. The piece pays tribute to that, but also checks to see if any of my lists were spookily accurate.
I really enjoyed writing this, and I hope you get something good out of it too (and no, I don’t mean plagiarism).
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*My second article from this issue will be uploaded when my scanner starts behaving again. Bear with me!