ELLE Australia|June/July 2020
as Miranda Priestly sharply taught us in The Devil Wears Prada, the trickle-down effect of aesthetic incubators – such as the four major fashion weeks and global design weeks – inform many things that go unseen... from the colour of your bedding to a sudden desire for a rose gold iPhone, right down to the pot plant designs at Kmart.
But did you know that they also inform street style of a different kind? Specifically, the cars we drive and interact with. It’s why the Toyota C-HR, Lexus UX and Honda Civic embody that anime-inspired mood of “hypebeast” culture, and why brands like Jaguar Land Rover and BMW are investing in lavish-feeling but sustainable fabrics.
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