Styling everything is passé. This season’s most unconventional trend is primarily about one thing: freedom. A wide variety of colours, shapes and styles come together in a wild whirl to showcase the intentional contradictions of Composing Freedom. Long live liberty!
Favourite colour: all of the above
It’s impossible to file this trend under a particular colourway. The more daring the combination of bold colours, the better – from bright red to ultramarine blue. Its influences include street art, comic books and 1960s to 80s retro styles. Contributions also come from a wide variety of patterns, from dots, stripes and flowers to jacquard, animal prints, pictures, photo prints and pictograms.
Objets trouvés and ornaments
Creativity knows no bounds when it comes to the choice of materials. Plywood is combined with metal, glass and plastic; fake fur and other textiles are allied with enamelled surfaces or high-gloss, spray-paint and neon looks. This conjunction of old and new, brand and no-name, designer item and objet trouvé leaves an unconventional, relaxed and unfussy impression. Street style is clearly exercising an ever bigger influence on fashion and product design.
Freedom is fun
This trend also leaves plenty of room for placing everyday objects in unusual settings. You will find cartoon speech bubbles, wood-clad LED screens, square globes and animal-shaped occasional tables. You too can take pleasure in breaking boundaries and get joy from experimenting. One thing remains constant through the colourful chaos: an original, relaxed attitude among the colours, shapes, styles and materials. Be free, have fun!