This feature appears in Complex's 10th Anniversary Issue (April/May 2012).
In March 2002, there was no Facebook, George W. Bush was president of the United States, Linkin Park ruled the radio, and Complex magazine didn’t exist. Those were dark, dark days for the galaxy, dark days indeed.
Then, in April 2002, the first issue of Complex hit newsstands, and shit changed. In the years since, we’ve been on the cutting edge of many trends—some that lasted and a few that didn’t. Looking back never gets old, so we’ve assembled the greatest moments in culture, fashion, and design from the past decade. From the rise of streetwear, to the emergence of menswear on the streets, these are the styles that define our time.