The continuing political tension and on-going concern over climate change has created a key direction: oversized protection. The Danish hygge (a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment) ethos has infiltrated the design world, with an upsurge in oversized, exaggerated and cocooning elements now found in revamped formats.
Maximalist mash-ups, with a less-is-more focus on adornment, highlight the concentration on the silhouette in fashion. Timeless, long-lasting colors in essential autumnal references are revisited offering a sense of nostalgic security in new forms, with a return focus on the shoulders as we continue to carry the burdens of a highly politicized world. Jewelry holds a look-at-me attitude in oversized pieces merging with fashion, fulfilling the increasing demand for hybrid, versatile pieces.
Denim, in lightweight formats, begins to infiltrate and take over from the long-standing reign of Athleisure Chic, while accessories appear as pared-back iterations of eras past. Vintage designs, across all segments, become highly coveted to assist in the slowing down of throw-away culture with interiors referencing the deconstruction of traditional shapes to breathe new life into the known.
“ORIGINALITY IMPLIES BEING BOLD ENOUGH TO GO BEYOND ACCEPTED NORMS.”— ANTHONY STORR