If there is one thing we’re all guilty of, it’s seeing a celebrity sport the piece of clothing you’ve been hoarding in your online shopping cart and finally feeling justified in actually making that purchase.
But who do celebrities turn to when they’re in need of style advice ahead of dropping part of their pay cheque on a luxury purchase?
And Gab knows the effect her sourcing has on people as well.
“It just takes one person or a few people to start wearing something for a piece to gain momentum. Someone just has to post about it then boom, suddenly everyone wants something,” she tells ELLE Australia.
If you hadn’t noticed by now, fashion is in its quiet girl era.
And it’s one thing that Gab thinks will only accelerate this year.
“We really are entering this space of quiet luxury,” Gab tells us.
“I think previously, within the luxury space it was quite common to have very loud logos and things like that whether that, whether it was on a leather jacket or on a bomber,” she adds.
“Looking to the year ahead. I think quiet luxury and minimalistic staples is what we’re going to be seeing a lot more of. That overly done, logomania that we’ve previously seen in the luxury space will kind of decrease in upcoming collections.”
This trend shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has been keeping up to date with both the international runways and the celebrity style set.
Gab says it’s one she’s interested in exploring further this year.
“To me, it’s such an interesting trend, but it seems to be gaining momentum. So, I do think that’s potentially something that I am keeping an eye on.”
As for what else Gab is noticing growing in popularity? Inflation-inspired puffy pieces.
“Prada has just come out with a new collection of puffy pieces within the past month or so and that’s one we’ve certainly got our eyes on that we believe is going to get bigger and bigger in terms of popularity.”
Regardless of whether you’re a style savant or fashion novice, 2023 is undoubtedly going to be a big year for fashion—especially considering how much movement there is at the houses at the moment.
More so than ever will there be this unparalleled level of interest on these houses, and more so these designers, so Gab advises shopping these pieces while they’re hot off the runway.
“Phoebe is a great example because still to this day I receive a lot of sourcing requests for old Celine,” Gab explains. For the record, Phoebe Philo left Celine in 2018 and hasn’t put out a collection since.
“Her coming back into the fashion space will be the breaking the internet moment of 2023 from a luxury fashion standpoint,” she adds.
Who knew a history lesson could be so chic?
Plus, if you’re lucky enough to be the owner of a piece from a specific designer’s debut collection, not only will you own a part of the fashion archive, but will be minting your own vintage in years to come.