Social media sensation Charles Gross is lifting the veil on luxury fashion for Gen Zers, with his successful content centered around insider knowledge from time spent working in high-end retail. Are influential online figures like Gross helping to democratize the fashion landscape?
Streetwear fashion encompasses different subcultures, trends, and influences, with its rise in popularity fueled by the product-churning fashion sector and people’s demand for newness. As Gen Zers move streetwear towards being hype-based and exclusive, how is this impacting the wider fashion space?
With Gen Zers looking to stay connected to streetwear culture at home, there are new opportunities for brands to create surprise and exclusivity. HEAT is a luxury mystery box that sells curated streetwear drops to those who want access to cult brands and the thrill of discovery.
The fashion world was upheaved by COVID-19 as people reexamined their buying habits and switched up the ways they participated in culture. How might a decentralized approach to influence impact style? And how can brands respond to the shopping habits of younger generations?
Luxury fashion is having a new moment, featuring muted silhouettes and discreet labeling. Rooted in the yearning that Gen Zers and Yers have for simpler times, this shift is enabling a greener way to consume luxury. So, in this changing market, how can brands stay ahead of the curve?