By: J. Pastore
The year 2022 was quite a remarkable one for the fashion industry. From the raging rise in Y2K core to “Tech - wear”, people really felt the need to step up their outfit game. It is time, however, to leave certain trends in 2022 and introduce a new fashion era in 2023.
Diesel is the first example that comes to mind. Although it was seen as a big hit on the runway, the micro belt skirt has stirred up controversy in its customers due to its length. The skirt is impractical as streetwear, and its size only makes it easier for the events of a wardrobe malfunction to occur– it’s merely an inconvenience. These were also prevalent in the latest Miu Miu collections, where surprisingly little controversy sparked, and many were influenced by this new “Miu Miu core”. Despite its popularity in the brands collection, there has been an evident decline in the use of miniskirts in 2023.
Pink was definitely one of the staple colors of 2022. Seen greatly amongst brands such as Valentino and Louis Vuitton, this moment was not short lived. From the large platform Valentino heels with the matching stockings, to the hot pink staple dresses worn by numerous celebrities and influencers, this trend was prevalent amongst consumers and trend – followers. This year’s hot pink obsession certainly can’t be forgotten but is slowly coming out of style as we see in 2023.
Major fashion brands have been using balaclavas as a staple accessory in their 2022 clothing lines. So far, there have been few people who have worn the item as an everyday clothing piece, and it has been short lived amongst influencers. This trend may not completely disappear in 2023 but may have a significant decline in its use.
Along with other 90s trends, the butterfly top was one of the main blasts from the past trends seen in 2022. These tops definitely had their bigger moments in 2022 but are clearly not in store for 2023. Dua Lipa, one of our generation's most influential celebrities in the fashion industry was spotted wearing countless butterfly tops, amongst many others who followed in her footsteps. This trend, however, was already starting to disappear late 2022 and is now rarely seen in the media.
Extreme Y2K core:
The rise of Y2K was predominantly seen during the pandemic, and it is safe to say that it is here to stay. However, the extreme side of the Y2K fashion once dominant in the 2022 media, is now rarely seen by celebrities and consumers worldwide. The 2000s fashion revival is definitely going to be here for some time, but people are starting to lean on to the tendencies of what is known as “futuristic core” also known as “Tech - Wear”.