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Maximalist fashion is the next big thing

Maximalist fashion is the next big thing

Intentionally choosing minimalism reintroduces a less-clustered life and clears space for the most important things. When it comes to fashion, minimalism strips back the unnecessary. However, some people find happiness in the extremes. And, maximalist fashion has hijacked the boardroom of designers and fashionistas alike. 

Maximalist fashion is the next big thing

Maximalism rages on in 2022. Although we will forever consider minimalistic fashion effortlessly cool, it seemed to have taken a backseat. When we think of maximalist fashion, we tend to associate it with Harakuju-inspired fits. This, of course, includes campy patterns, excessive layering, audacious silhouettes, and in general, it’s really hard to pull off.

But, of course, there is more than meets the eye with maximalism. 

Fashion enthusiasts have begun to go for their own individuality, instead of matching with specific designers — especially during fashion week. I now follow at least three fashion enthusiasts on social media that completely embodies maximalist fashion through different looks. Carlita Landrum, Thalia or also known as polychrom3, and Berenice or benulus on Instagram. 

Different textures

Milan Fashion Week leaned mostly towards muted tones of beige, brown, black, and white. However, they stand out through textures. According to Harper’s Bazaar, they combine suede, lace, ropes, tweed, patent leather, and so much more. It has contrasting delight. Carlita, Thalia, and Berenice emulate these with a few of their looks.

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Carlita mixes a yellow cotton button-up, a gabardine suit vest, a twill necktie, a tulle skirt, velvet socks, and a pair of patent leather platform boots. Of course, she accessorized with colorful watches, bracelets, silver chains, and a pair of pink sunglasses. 

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Thalia wore a breathable mesh long-sleeved top, and silk pants, and paired them with a twill short-sleeved blazer. She, then, mixed it with her leather bag and a pair of platform sandals. Of course, she paired it with gold accessories and blue accessories that matched the color palette of her outfit. 

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Berenice made a good example of maximalist fashion mixing up different textures when she decided to style a white crocheted table runner. She wore a calf-length cotton skirt, smocked cropped top, and accessorized with gold and colorful ornaments. 

Extensive art

Harper’s Bazaar recorded Parisian fashion which features a lot of art. It features graphic prints, jacquards, and metalwork. Maximalist fashion of this kind features a lot of drama. 

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Carlita does this with her collection of bows, ties, and tulle skirts. In this look, she layered her red, blue, purple, pink, and cream tulle skirts and matched them with a red corset. Then, she used her beaded bracelets as anklets and added a few beaded accessories all around her wrists and neck. Of course, she wouldn’t miss a chance to wear a bright pink wig and a cotton scarf over her head. 

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Thalia used drama with a pair of magnificent lilac pants with a satin-feel and comfortable textile fabric. And, of course, the drama centers around the huge circular ornaments at the bottom. She paired it around with a lilac bikini top underneath a sheer puffed long-sleeved top that enamors with the same kind of drama. Then, she completed the outfit with a pair of pastel boots, gold and lilac accessories, and a sparkly mini handbag. 

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We can’t spell drama without mentioning Berenice’s maximalist fashion. She styled a vintage nightgown as a princess dress. She paired it with an underbust corset and used the garters to hike up the sides of the nightgown. Then, she added a petticoat underneath to emulate the whole royalty vibe. She also completed the outfit with white, gold, and pink accessories. 

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Colors and prints

According to Harper’s Bazaar, Copenhagen and New York fashion enthusiasts showcased the use of color and prints that capture bright elements. It revolves around the culmination of bold hues and intricate patterns.

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Carlita isn’t new to this with most of her outfits. She also uses this with her masculine fits. She mixes up blue and green in one of her looks. Carlita wore a bright green long-sleeved cotton button-up and a bright blue jacket. She also paired a sparkly sequined suit vest, a pair of blue suit pants, and heeled boots. Then, she accessorized a fedora hat and silver accessories. 

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Thalia used the mixing of colors and prints, even in her chill maximalist office outfit. She wore a bright neon dress with colorful mushroom prints over a puffed sheer long-sleeved mesh magenta top. Then, she paired it all with a pair of bright pink Converse Run Star Hike. She also completed the whole look with her magenta leather bag and a pair of checkered earrings with gold accessories. 

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Berenice used this maximalist option by mixing prints. She had a silk patterned long-sleeved top and used a cheetah-printed scarf as a layer around her waist. She also grabbed a gold-sequined bag. Then, she paired it with black cowboy boots, and a black cowboy hat, and completed it all with gold accessories. 

After years of artists and fashion designers embracing a minimalist approach, we have started to see a sharp rise in extreme, bright, and eccentric designs through maximalist fashion. It is a direct reaction to the minimalism counter-movement. Dubbed the description of the aesthetic of excess, the rise started due to the pandemic. People yearned to dress up again and a strong move toward a return was the return of maximalist glamour as a sartorial expression of liberation.

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