We argue that the mindset around fashion, body image, and (gender) expression has really changed in the last two to three years. Embracing the ‘true you’ has finally made its way into this generation. We believe this is also a reaction to the covid pandemic, which has left most of us completely on our own. As a generation, we think we have found a way in which most of us feel free to be ourselves, daring to not be liked or just no longer caring about others opinions, and do whatever it is we really want to be and look like. Much like the generation during the New Romantic movement; we are trying to shift and change established beliefs about gender, sexuality, presentation and politics.
And that you can see in our current fashion trends: going back to 70's shaggy haircuts, androgyny in clothes through big suits and pants, bold colours and prints. Vogue (UK) state in their article about spring/summmer 2022 trends written by Ellie Pithers: "its all about gender fluidity, sex appeal, and body positivity." Seeing also how short, sheer and second-skin takes on sexy are back. Skin Tight dresses and bodysuits, see through shirts are making its way back into daily life attire, often accompanied by lingerie pieces such as corsets and bustiers.
(Research Paper Fashion and Textile History by Noah Warmer)