The minimalism design trend exploded across many industries in recent years. Brands like Apple and Muji have embraced this concept, and it has become the key ingredient for their brand. The beauty industry have jumped on the minimalism train with simple, clean and effective branding, which we talked about in this blog.

Though minimalism isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, it is definitely feeling a little exhausted. The next trend that is taking over, is in fact the polar opposite, maximalism. Instead of the “less is more” approach, why not embrace “more is more”?

Maximalism is a practice that is mostly used in art and design. Aesthetically it’s all about mixing different colours, patterns and textures in a way that just…works. It’s the opportunity to think outside the box and turn your canvas into something completely unique and in the best way possible, excessive.

Here’s a look at some of the ways maximalism has been incorporated into design mediums:

Fashion

The runway often presents some crazy looks. High fashion is an art after all, and is known for experimenting with designs and materials. Maximalism isn’t a new concept to fashion – just think of those bright, bold, and experimental looks the 60’s and 70’s established. Mixing stripes and polka dots has never been more fun!

 

 

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Merch

Streetwear has inspired a whole style of merch that incorporates bold and chaotic graphics. Usually the design takes over many parts of the shirt, including the sleeves. Many artists, musicians and more have adopted this style to create their own maximalist merch.

 

 

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Interior Design

This is probably one of the most significant industries to adopt maximalism. Gone are the days of boring, bland and uniform rooms. There is a growing demand for one-of-a-kind, eye-catching pieces. You can have fun designing your home, and expressing a bit of your personality. Since it’s all about having more, think about it as playing tetris with your tchotchkes!

 

 

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