Kidcore - nostalgia for the 90s
through the eyes of top designers
Contrasting patterns resembling those painted with acrylic paint, abstract prints straight from the 90s, candy colors and accessories inspired by toys. In a few words this is how we can describe the currently trending kidcore aesthetic, which allows adults to be children and color outside the boundaries set by minimalism.
Nostalgia for childhood is particularly evident in the men's collections of designers such as Moschino, Palm Angels and Versace, who have expressed their longing for carefree youth with colourful shirts and eye-catching jewelry. A short while later, clothing items with childish motifs became a permanent feature in the closets of Pete Davidson, Justin Bieber and Tyler, The Creator, who introduced the world to the rainbow-coloured aesthetic in street-style edition.
If you feel like breaking the mould this season, check out the designs by Palm Angels, a brand that has been proving for years that carefree style inspired by teddy bears can add variety to everyday outfits.
The most beautiful hand-knitted cardigans, which are deceptively reminiscent of those knitted by our grandmothers, colourful sweatshirts with eye-catching patterns and world-famous caps with teddy bear motifs are just some of the fanciful designs by the Californian brand.
There is no place for minimalism in kidcore fashion. This is well known to Demna Gvasalia, Creative Director of the fashion house Balenciaga, who for several seasons has been deconstructing objects identified with anti-fashion aesthetics and turning them into elements of desire. A leather 'Monday' bag reminiscent of the plastic ones available in supermarkets, an oversized T-shirt printed with The Simpsons family or adored by trendsetters all over the world 'Phantom' sneakers in an fluorescent green color?
Discover Balenciaga's boundary-breaking designs that ignite children's creativity.
Versace fashion house, always identified with sophisticated eclecticism, this season has prepared a collection for people who are not afraid to go beyond the beaten track. The latest designs for spring/summer 2022 season include neon-painted satin, geometric patterns and the brand's heritage in a new, highly abstract edition.
Check out the shorts, sweaters and moccasins, which are a masterful combination of characteristic prints and a bold color palette.
The trend for fairy tale motifs for the youngest is also present in the Moschino collection. Jeremy Scott decorates the simplest cuts of T-shirts, tracksuits or accessories with graphic cartoons, children's paintings and embossing in the pattern of the cult Smiley smile. Among the spring-summer proposals you will find ultra-colourful sweatshirts and T-shirts, unconventional everyday accessories, as well as patterned shorts perfect for the upcoming summer.
Discover models that will give even the most minimalist outfits a unique character.
The 90s never go out of fashion and the new Lanvin collection is perfect proof of this. Do you remember Tim Burton's "Batman Returns", which 30 years ago everyone was talking about? This season he was especially favored by Bruno Sialelli, who for his SS22 collection showed the superhero in a new version.
Fans of Batman will find woolen sweaters, colourful T-shirts, stylish hoodies and even the world-famous 'Curb' sneakers.
Dare to be bold and choose your favourite design now.