Growing up in the 2000s, I wanted to be Enrique Iglesias. The stage presence of the Spanish singer was captivating, as well as his elegant style. Not dissimilar to the flair of Puerto Rico’s Ricky Martin, Iglesias, who turns 47 today, cultivated a look during the decade that was all about leather pants, silky button-up shirts, and tight tees with sternum-baring deep Vs. His fashion sense embodied a certain type of confidence–his clothes clung to every inch of him, and his theatrical stage movements only made the clothes seem somehow tighter. The whole look was so rockstar-like.
I still find Iglesias’s unique style refreshing after all these years. It may have something to do the many fashion labels that are trying to revive Y2K style. While looking through the new collections of Amiri and Saint Laurent, for instance, I instantly see Iglesias’s influence. The runways were filled with tight leather trousers, blazers, and tiny T-shirts. I just know Enrique would also approve of Diesel’s latest collection, whether it’s the sharp leather racing jackets, or the denim baseball caps (the man loved a hat–trucker hats, baseball caps, knitted beanies, you name it).