Everything Comes from Something
Dialogue between trends and creative processes
Everything Comes from Something explores the cyclicality of trends and how a designer can utilize references as inspiration. The work consists of a research book compiling recent TikTok fashion trends and textile idea collections proposing more timeless design ideas based on the influences shown in the book.
Everything Comes from Something explores the cyclicality of trends and how a designer can utilize references as inspiration. The work consists of a research book that compiles four fashion trends that reached some degree of virality on TikTok, tracing back their respective reference chains. As ephemeral as TikTok fads might seem, the book shows that they are all rooted in styles that have repeated themselves on an ever-renewing trend cycle.
The material from the book was used to create four idea collections (photos below), showing how the trends and their previous iterations can be used as inspiration for more timeless design choices. The book and the idea collections work together as a tool for exploring the relationship between reference material and outcome. The collections are not the only possible design solutions from the book's source material. Instead, they show one possible interpretation.
This project shows the processes of design that are often invisible to the outside by presenting and analyzing the visual research that is always done before the actual design process. Including trend research and particularly TikTok as a platform for observation proved to be a rich and varied source of inspiration that can be infinitely adapted.