February 7, 2023
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Less is More: The New Minimalism

After seasons of embellishment, pastels and brights and funky silhouettes, it’s no surprise that the fashion world is welcoming a new reinterpretation of the minimalist movement. We can draw inspiration from the past with references to Helmut Newton’s sleek contemporary looks and tough 80s/90s minimalistic style:

image via Vogue, Helmut Newton, 1981.

A fresh interpretation of minimalism can be in clean cuts and androgynous silhouettes. One of my favorite reinterpretations of minimalism circa 2012 can be summed up in this street style photography shot – slim and streamlined white jeans, a chunky sweater in black, ankle boots and a fantastic coat.

image via Telegraph UK; Elin Kling, NYFW