y giving it its own name, it’s a phenomenon, not just clothes.
Depop informed me on July 8 that they had seen a 93% increase in searches for “Barbie pink.”
desire to label a trend with an entirely new word
The ones that have penetrated the mainstream this year have been balletcore, regencycore, and our dear friend Barbiecore
Balletcore shot up in searches from February 5 through February 12
’90s and Y2K childhood nostalgia, and cottagecore are both vastly more popular than any of the terms listed above, showing that some of these terms have longevity for at least 12 months.
young people are coming up with new trends
more interested in the disposability of these terms and the constant cycle of identifying and naming a new thing only to forget about it a month later.
have in common is the understanding that the clothes represent an inner existence.
the clothes represent a way of thinking.
“these micro-trends are a way for writers and commentators to make new collections and designers’ ideas more digestible or understandable for a broader audience.”
A core is easily googled
It’s not running against the grain; it is the grain.
Attempting to elevate something as simple as a color into the trend of the summer by calling it a core is a lazy way of thinking about fashion.
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