Trend Spotting: Crushed-Foil Metallics

Metallics are not new in fashion. In the 1930s, lamé was commonly used for evening gowns and contributed to “Old Hollywood Glamour.” During the 80s, when people wanted non-natural colors to incorporate into their wardrobes, metallics were widely accepted, but then unfortunately labeled as “tacky.” There was a brief resurgence in the 90s, but the… Read More Trend Spotting: Crushed-Foil Metallics

Fashion Change Theory: Tour Merch

Whether an old vintage ACDC t-shirt or a Justin Bieber Purpose Tour long-sleeve, tour merchandise has made its comeback. Thanks to reality stars, young musicians, and their fans the march is being worn, and not only to concerts. The theories responsible for this trend are the “fashion cycle” and the “trickle-up theory.” Fashion Cycle: Trends are rarely… Read More Fashion Change Theory: Tour Merch

Economics & Fashion Trends

Economics play a pivotal role in the success or failure of fashion trends. When times are financially difficult, the public tends to gravitate towards conventionally flattering pieces. Fashion is used as a tool of self-expression; therefore, during rough times, people also seek out refuge in their garments. Consumer products expert, Trevor Davis, told Jezebel, “Usually, in an… Read More Economics & Fashion Trends