'Minimalism' is the epitome of 90s style. After the extravagance and abundance of the 1980s fashion needed and a clean break. There was no longer a need to brighten financial woes through bright clothes. Fashion waved goodbye to the pinch of the 1980s. There was no longer a pressure on what you wear but how you wear it. Being under-dressed was essential. From this permissive fashion attitude sparked Grunge, a look for the anti-fashionista. Bred from the fashion indifference of the alternative rock scene, bands like Nirvana became fashion icons. From Minimalism and Grunge began Deconstruction. Designers drove to break down the tradition of the last century by creating extreme silhouettes and deliberately unfinished garments. While designers rebelled, music and celebrity culture was growing in fashion influence. Street style thrived on the emergence of Hip-Hop while red carpet events were becoming catwalk affairs. The impending millennium was a cause for experimentation.