Demographic Timebombs and Dior Birkenstocks
"literally the scariest place on earth"
WWD declares Dior Birkenstocks a “must-have” for winter; Hailey Bieber is in the next Miu Miu campaign wearing what looks to be a mini skirt made of cut-off men’s chinos; Lauren Spencer-Smith is Gen Z’s new favorite breakup balladeer; and you can buy the jeans that Julia Fox wore to Paris Fashion Week on Amazon right now (or you could have, if they hadn’t sold out yesterday).
BABY BOOMERS ARE COMING TO RESALE, ANSWERING GEN Z’S DEMAND FOR VINTAGE, glossy
According to January data from The RealReal, more than half of its sellers in 2021 were Gen X or older. They saw a 37% increase in sales of vintage ’90s RTW sold by Gen X, which correlated 61% increase in ’90s RTW bought by Gen Z. Get that money, Xers!
GEN Z’S AMBITION? CREATE A NEW FASHION SYSTEM, voguebusiness
The bulk of Gen Z entrepreneurs — whose core values are “sustainability, collaboration and individuality” — started small on Depop, Instagram and TikTok, sharing with millions of followers not only their products, but also their fluctuating fortunes as small business owners.
‘STOP NAGGING!’: WHY CHINA’S YOUNG ADULTS ARE RESISTING MARRIAGE AND BABIES, guardian
Chinese women are prioritizing education and careers over wedded bliss and childbirth, "a trend alarming authorities facing ‘demographic timebomb’" (that phrase is a little dramatic if you ask me, but I'm not an 'authority' so!)
BOOHOO 2022 TREND REPORT: TIKTOK, BRIDGERTON AND BANDANAS, fashionunited
Corsets are the top item to watch in the year ahead, ahead of claw clips and tooth gems. Also popular: Cargo pants, which saw over 69,000 searches across its site and gained over 122.8 million views on TikTok.
THE ANTI-ABORTION MOVEMENT’S GEN-Z VICTORS, atlantic
At the March for Life, the young people waved signs that said, “We are the post-Roe generation.” Eesh.
SCAMMER? GRIFTER? IMPOSTOR? OR OPPORTUNIST? THE GROWING OBSESSION WITH THOSE WHO GAME THE SYSTEM, shondaland
Why are so many people obsessed with gaming the system — and why are so many people obsessed with people obsessed with gaming the system? Could it be because the system’s, I don’t know, broken????
One last thought: