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55 Maximalist Fashion Examples

From Hand-Painted Tribute Sneakers to Bespoke PVC Outerwear

— October 19, 2018 — Fashion
These maximalist fashion examples range from hand-painted tribute sneakers to bespoke PVC outerwear. While the fashion industry's obsession with minimalism and functionality continues to reign supreme, maximalism is once again gaining prevalence as more reject simplicity in exchange for loud patterns, unconventional silhouettes and statement pieces that solely serve an artful purpose.

Standouts in the runway sphere include the Adidas by Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2019 collection which fuses goth-inspired looks with exaggerated 80s silhouettes and a vivid color scheme. Other favorites include the artful Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2019 capsule which embodies a punk rock aesthetic while featuring models in full body paint. Another, the Rick Owens' sci-fi-themed Spring/Summer 2019 range, marries sculptural garments with geometric headpieces.

Other maximalist fashion examples to note include Balenciaga's pastel-hued logo shirts that boast a plastic construction and Botter's whimsical line of plastic waste fashions. The latter is not only a creative and humor-filled line but is also reflective of a serious environmental issue -- the plastic crisis.
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Carnival-Style Festival Fashion
Carnival-Style Festival Fashion
PrettyLittleThing's Disco Carnival Offers Bright Statement Pieces
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Luxe Airbrushed Sweatshirts
Luxe Airbrushed Sweatshirts
Balenciaga's New Hoodies Celebrate NYC in a Bold Fashion
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Mythology-Inspired Luxurious Footwear
Mythology-Inspired Luxurious Footwear
Gucci Created an Elegantly Designed Luxurious Dragon Boot
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Red Velvet Logo Loafers
Red Velvet Logo Loafers
Gucci's Latest Loafer is Covered in Crystals
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Florescent Chunky Sneakers
Florescent Chunky Sneakers
Vetements and Reebok Drop Eye-Catching Iterations of The Instapump Fury
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Crystal Bow Brooches
Crystal Bow Brooches
The Gucci Bow Brooch is the Brand's Newest Accessory
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Floral Fall Designer Coats
Floral Fall Designer Coats
Gucci's Floral Jacket is Perfect for the Colder Months
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Fiery Holographic Sneakers
Fiery Holographic Sneakers
YRU's 'BLAZ3' Shoes Boast a Chunky Shape and are 90s-Inspired
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Conceptually Ruffled Menswear
Conceptually Ruffled Menswear
The Ones 2 Watch 'Elastic Man' Editorial Features Sculptural Pieces
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Ornate Summer Footwear
Ornate Summer Footwear
The Aquazzura Spring/Summer 2018 Shoe Range Embodies Opulence
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Luxe Reversible Ponchos
Luxe Reversible Ponchos
Gucci Introduces a Premium Poncho with Heritage-Inspired Designs
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Collaborative Multi-Pattern Apparel
Collaborative Multi-Pattern Apparel
The NOMA t.d. Tie Dye-Inspired Line Was Made with Needles
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Chunky Chain Sneaker Silhouettes
Chunky Chain Sneaker Silhouettes
The COMME des GARÇONS x Nike Collab is Bold & Attention-Grabbing
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Patched Luxe Fashion Designs
Patched Luxe Fashion Designs
Louis Vuitton's Latest Drop Boasts Cute Patches on Iconic Designs
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Heavily Printed Streetwear Campaigns
Heavily Printed Streetwear Campaigns
The HUF Fall 2018 Collection is Showcased in Tokyo Streets
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Neon Club Kid Outerwear
Neon Club Kid Outerwear
Dolls Kill's Club Exx Brand Offers Expressive Faux Fur Pieces
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Ultra-Exclusive Baggage Collections
Ultra-Exclusive Baggage Collections
Louis Vuitton's Objects Nomades Line is Extremely Limited
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Runway-Ready Chunky Goth Boots
Runway-Ready Chunky Goth Boots
Adidas by Raf Simons Boasts Differently Textured Platform Footwear
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Fashion-Forward 3D-Printing Techniques
Fashion-Forward 3D-Printing Techniques
Lingxiao Luo's 3D-Printed Knitwear is Colorful & Whimsical
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Bespoke PVC Outerwear
Bespoke PVC Outerwear
This Brashy Studios Crystalline Jacket is Vibrant and Made-to-Order
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Re-Imagined Vintage Logo Tees
Re-Imagined Vintage Logo Tees
Gucci's Vintage Logo Tee Has Been Updated with Two Wild Tigers
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Motorsport-Inspired Stilettos
Motorsport-Inspired Stilettos
These New Vetements Stilettos Boast a Racing-Inspired Look
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Chic Thermo-Sensitive Leather Jackets
Chic Thermo-Sensitive Leather Jackets
Stone Island Takes Innovative Outerwear is Extravagant
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Luxury Plastic Dress Shirts
Luxury Plastic Dress Shirts
Balenciaga's New Plastic Bin Shirt is Unique and Fashion-Forward
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Expressive Faceless Streetwear Runways
Expressive Faceless Streetwear Runways
MÜNN's SS 2019 Collection Boasts a Sense of Nostalgia
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Ultra-Edgy Designer Footwear
Ultra-Edgy Designer Footwear
The Reebok x Vetements Collaboration Boasts a Pair of Spiky Shoes
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Grass-Inspired Combat Boots
Grass-Inspired Combat Boots
Current Mood's 'On My Turf' Boots Boast a Novelty-Themed Design
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Progress-Acknowledging Fashion Collections
Progress-Acknowledging Fashion Collections
The Alexander Mcqueen Fall 2018 Runway Celebrates Women
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Dog-Themed Designer Accessories
Dog-Themed Designer Accessories
Gucci Celebrates the Chinese New Year with a New Dog-Themed Line
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Luxurious Multicolored Basket Bags
Luxurious Multicolored Basket Bags
Heimat Atlantica's Bags are Handcrafted and Detail-Oriented
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Hand-Painted Tribute Sneakers
Hand-Painted Tribute Sneakers
MR. BRAINWASH Honors the Late DJ AM With a Range of Sneakers
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Patterned Combo Collections
Patterned Combo Collections
The De Gournay x Aquazzura LIne Boasts Printed Footwear & Wallpaper
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Illuminated Club Kid Outerwear
Illuminated Club Kid Outerwear
Dolls Kill's Light-Up Coat is Designed to Glow in the Dark
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Whimsically Dreamy Fashion Runways
Whimsically Dreamy Fashion Runways
Thom Browne's SS 2019 Capsule Debuted with Color & Imagination
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Artistic Maximalist Fashion Shows
Artistic Maximalist Fashion Shows
N.HOOLYWOOD's Line for Spring 2019 is Heavily Layered & Eclectic
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Cat-Adorning Luxe Handbags
Cat-Adorning Luxe Handbags
Louis Vuitton and Grace Coddington Drop a Collaborative Capsule
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Whimsical Designer Abayas
Whimsical Designer Abayas
Dolce & Gabbana's Pre-Fall 2019 Features Head-To-Toe Printed Fashion
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Paint-Splattered Fashion Runways
Paint-Splattered Fashion Runways
Alexander McQueen's Spring/Summer 2019 Capsule is Artist-Inspired
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Plastic Waste Fashion Collections
Plastic Waste Fashion Collections
Botter's Line of Plastic Waste Fashion Fights the Plastic Crisis
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Interior Design Fashion Collaborations
Interior Design Fashion Collaborations
The H&M x GP & J Baker is a Rich Printed Fashion Collection
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Inflatable Shoulder Bags
Inflatable Shoulder Bags
Mary Katrantzou Created Two Whimsical Aquatic-Themed Purses for Spring
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Polymer Clay Jewelry Designs
Polymer Clay Jewelry Designs
Design Theory's Decorations are Spiky and Handmade
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Pop Culture-Inspired Streetwear
Pop Culture-Inspired Streetwear
UNDERCOVER Drops THE SEVENTH SENSE Collection for SS19
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Distorted Avant-Garde Lookbooks
Distorted Avant-Garde Lookbooks
The Facetune2 App Inspired the LUAR Spring/Summer 2019 Lookbook
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Extravagant Era-Mixed Fashion
Extravagant Era-Mixed Fashion
Libertine's Fall 2018 Line Brings Out Gothic Silhouettes in Color
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Obscure Streetwear Accessories
Obscure Streetwear Accessories
The New BAPE Spring/Summer Line Features Some Odd Inclusions
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Sculptural Avant-Garde Fashion Lines
Sculptural Avant-Garde Fashion Lines
Rick Owens' SS19 Presentation is Absolutely Otherworldly
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Nostalgic Cartoon Street Apparel
Nostalgic Cartoon Street Apparel
ASOS Design and The Simpsons Joined for a Collaborative Range
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Strongly Chromatic Fashion Collections
Strongly Chromatic Fashion Collections
Virgil Abloh's Louis Vuitton Debut Boasts Prismatic Colors
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Inclusive Sci-Fi Fashion Zines
Inclusive Sci-Fi Fashion Zines
Vagina Dentata Zine Explores Themes Through Striking Visual Layouts
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Botanical Couture Editorials
Botanical Couture Editorials
Elle Croatia's 'In Full Bloom!' Story is Pattern-Enriched
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iPhone-Accommodating Couture Fashion Shows
iPhone-Accommodating Couture Fashion Shows
Maison Margiela’s 2018 Runway Boasts iPhone Holsters
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Spooky Fantastical Runway Shows
Spooky Fantastical Runway Shows
The 2018 Gucci Runway Featured Models Carrying Their Own Heads
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Rave-Inspired Luxe Menswear
Rave-Inspired Luxe Menswear
The Versace Spring/Summer 2019 Menswear Collection is Eclectic
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Colorful Sci-Fi Fashion Runways
Colorful Sci-Fi Fashion Runways
Jeremy Scott's Fall 2018 Line Fuses High Fashion with Fantasy
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