How Forecasters Predict Fashion Trends

June 17, 2019

How Forecasters Predict Fashion Trends

The other week, I got an email from Suitsupply, hepping me to their new “mint” collection of blazers, sweaters, and…

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20 Things from the ‘90s That are Back

August 2, 2016

20 Things From The ‘90s That Are Back

1. Flannel shirts—went from 2010 urban lumberjack to ‘90s flashback grunge. All it took was tying something you already had around…

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Are You an Early Adopter or a Laggard?

October 19, 2015

Are You An Early Adopter Or A Laggard?

At Mr. Porter, Jonathan Openshaw discusses how the Diffusion of Innovation theory, a five-stage trend model popularized in the early…

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the phenomenon of 2000s street style photography

September 21, 2015

The Phenomenon Of 2000s Street Style Photography

I’m always amazed and horrified by the way the fashion industry can invent a trend, sell the trend, launch or…

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What Happened to Prep?

May 14, 2015

What Happened To Prep?

In the mid-2000s, prep seemed ascendant. J. Crew sales were booming – critter shorts and tiny-collared OCBDs abounded. Grosgrain enthusiast Thom…

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The End of Trends?

February 12, 2015

The End Of Trends?

Cathy Horyn has an interesting piece in T Magazine about what she calls a “post-trend universe.” That is, where fashion…

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Oxford Bags

January 17, 2014

Oxford Bags

Yesterday’s post on fashion cycles reminded me that I have these photos sitting on my computer. These are “oxford bags”…

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Consider the Gorge

May 21, 2012

Consider The Gorge

Trends are a funny thing. Someone takes a good design and exaggerates it a bit, and then someone else exaggerates…

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