In the past few years, we’ve seen fashion and music intertwine in a variety of ways. While collaborations like Supreme x Louis Vuitton, Kanye West x Adidas, and Rihanna x PUMA were major moments for the industry, there has always been an influence of pop culture on what we wear. This year is no different, as new trends are emerging due to popular artists and their influence on fashion. From Cardi B’s love of suspenders to Nicki Minaj’s love for pink hair dye, there is no shortage of celebrities who have influenced what we wear. Let’s take a look at some of the most recent pop culture trends that will dominate winter 2023.
1. The Rise of the Platform Shoe
No article on fashion and music would be complete without mentioning the platform shoe. This classic 90s trend has seen a revival thanks to the influence of artists like Cardi B, Kylie Jenner, and Rita Ora. With high-profile celebrities like Lady Gaga and Rihanna also embracing the trend, it’s clear it will be a major movement for fall and winter 2023. For the most part, these shoes will be caged, allowing you to pair them with almost any outfit. While this isn’t a trend that’s likely to fade anytime soon, we’re hoping to see more variation in color. With platform shoes running the gamut from black and white to silver and gold, there’s not much variation.
2. reds and blues with blacks
Black and white have always been a classic combination, but it’s been a major trend in fashion for the past few years. From black jeans to white sneakers, this color palette has dominated fashion. Now, it appears the trend is coming to an end as many designers are moving towards more vibrant looks. From head-to-toe black and white looks with a pop of blue to a mix of rich reds and blues with black, this color palette is making a comeback. If the past few years are anything to go by, we can expect to see designers like Gucci, Balmain, and Givenchy move toward a more colorful aesthetic. This will allow for a lot of variation between collections, and we’ll see more mixes of reds and blues with blacks.
3. More Diversity In Sneaker Culture
For years, urban communities have had a strong influence on the world of fashion. However, one area that has lacked diversity is the world of sneakers. With most brands catering to the “yo bro” crowd, there have been very few options for those who are more reserved. This year, we’ve begun to see a shift in this area thanks to the rise of brands like Y-3 and Balenciaga. Now, these brands have always been around, but this year has seen them shift their focus toward more diverse audiences. For example, both brands have released some of their boldest and most daring silhouettes to date. Now, when you think Balenciaga and Y-3, you don’t think “dude, bro.” Instead, you think of bold shapes, vibrant color schemes, and interesting materials. This shift in focus towards more diverse groups is paying off, as both brands are seeing a major rise in popularity.
4. An Increase in Athleisure Wear
In recent years, athleisure has been one of the fastest-growing segments in fashion. Now, this isn’t a major surprise, as athleisure is incredibly versatile and easy to incorporate into any outfit. This year, we’ve seen this segment grow even more with athletes like Odell Beckham Jr. and LeBron James regularly stepping out in athleisure looks. Now, this is more than likely due to their team’s performancewear partnership with brands like Nike. However, more and more people are embracing athleisure as a lifestyle. This can be seen in the rise of brands like Balenciaga, which has released a variety of athleisure pieces this year.
When you take into account everything that has happened in the world of fashion and music in the past few years, it’s clear that this is a major trend. There has been no shortage of pop culture references in this industry, from black and white to athletic wear. This year has been no different, with the rise of the platform shoe being the most significant development. From here, it’s hard to say which trends will be the most relevant by 2023. With each year bringing something new, only time will tell.
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