Thick Mall and Sexy Grunge
BLACKPINK’S Jisoo confirms a solo debut is coming this year; Nike proves it’s serious about the slip-on shoe with new Jordan line; and the TikTok ban debate moves from Washington to Main Street.
SEXY GRUNGE, MAXI SKIRTS AND TOM FORD’S GUCCI: THE TRENDS TIPPED TO TAKE OVER IN 2023, vogue.co.uk
What can we expect in 2023? “The fashion crowd will be split into two groups: those who embrace the sheer looks that swept the spring/summer 2023 runways, and those who take the understated route via maxi hemlines and sleek tailoring,” predict retail buyers. Gen Z, meanwhile, “will continue to fuel appetite for all things 1990s and 2000s, and the vintage market will keep growing.”
SLOBS REJOICE! IN 2023, LOOKING DREADFUL WILL BE THE HEIGHT OF FASHION, guardian
A rejection of the trends of the past few years, which were “besieged by a sort of hyper-curated, flat-pack, risk-averse millennial aesthetic,” enter schlumpiness. (I’m writing to you wearing leggings and thick socks and Uggs and a huge sweater, so needless to say, I’m here for the rise of the slob.)
THICK MALL, A MARKET FOR ‘SIZE L AND UP,’ FILLS THE GAP, nyt
Jovana Savic, a 29-year-old tour manager, is the founder of Thick Mall, a “size L and up” pop-up market in Chicago. The vintage market “dedicated to serving these customers isn’t just rare. For many attendees, even finding clothing in the right size in person is novel.”
JEWELRY BRANDS CASH IN ON THE INSTAGRAM BLING-A-THON, fashionista
These days, fine jewelry brands that are hoping to woo young customers into buying four-, five-, even six-figure pieces don't need “exorbitant marketing budgets, Madison Avenue boutiques, or a long list of affluent contacts.” They need an engaging, blinged-out Instagram feed.
DIGITAL FASHION BRAND HOUSE OF BLUEBERRY RAISES SIX MILLION DOLLARS, fashionunited
Blueberry, the virtual fashion brand that has partnered with a number of luxury labels on digital collections, just raised a seed in hopes of securing its place as “the leading fashion house in the metaverse.”
One last thought:
So here for loud quitting, blushed cheeks, and malls. Great list!