Fashion imitates life, and in 2023, it’s all about inflation. From Moschino’s SS23 pool floaties-inspired collection to Sam Smith’s custom HARRI number at the recent BRIT Awards, designers are leaning into the puff-ication of clothes, shoes and bags galore.
Prada’s latest TikTok-viral plushy accessories have further cemented this trend in our collective memory, but this phenomenon is hardly anything new. Designers both established and indie are often inspired by real-life events that have significant global impact. While fashion’s current response to the economy might be satirical in nature, it sure does make for a real cute statement. Ahead, BAZAAR has curated a colourful and playful style guide to achieve that perfect squishy-yet-high-fashion look.
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