More Is More: Meet Maximalism, The Antidote To Mininalism


There has been a significant rise in the trend of maximalism, with more people regretting its complement. There is still a good share of minimalists who believe that minimalism is far away from its end, but the global fashion industry seems to have already put an end to living with less. The desire for maximalism existed in society for years, but it has now been revealed to the fullest. From international fashion festivals and auction sales to minor style blogs and social media, maximalism is thriving with its extravaganza and muchness.

Minimalism Has Reached Its End; Say Hello To Maximalism!

A ‘more is more’ approach is taking the design world by storm, with major brands like Comme des Garçons, Gucci and Schiaparelli continuously embracing maximalism. Home interior designers are also raising the bar by incorporating maximalism in their plans.

What exactly is Maximalism, in the simplest terms?

Minimalism Has Reached Its End; Say Hello To Maximalism!

Maximalism, at its simplest, is a revolt against minimalism. While the latter rejoices in keeping a vase in the center of the rooms and leaving the rest bare, the former boasts of hoarding. To showcase all that you love – pieces, works, styles – is maximalistic. A maximalist space, piece of clothing or style statement will often reflect the designer – the one who has taken it upon themself to express their individuality, to make life a statement of all that they cherish.

Maximalism shaping the current creative scene

From interiors, furniture, fashion, and graphics maximalist aesthetics continue to be the new wave of design. Maximalism has risen in popularity in recent years with the craze for a high-low combination of materials and styles. It has become synonymous with a celebration of design that goes beyond the comfort zone.

Minimalism Has Reached Its End; Say Hello To Maximalism!

We can see this in interiors, furniture, fashion and graphics with the colorful highly patterned looks. The multi-patterned, highly individual and no shapes-barred designs that are currently trending in maximalism are all inspired by the designs of the 1980s.

A multicultural and emotional journey

Minimalism Has Reached Its End; Say Hello To Maximalism!
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Designers are embracing a freewheeling and curious spirit to let colors, patterns and excess take center stage. Maximalism is taking the world on a multicultural and emotional journey with a mash-up of historical styles and colors. This trend is also reflected in the desire for home interiors to be more real with layers, textures and objects that we have collected and loved.

Creating contrast in designs

Maximalist projects also come in colors and patterns scattered unevenly to create a contrast of minimalism. A combination of various opposing and complicated elements can create awful designs that project strength and confidence. Modern-day maximalism stands out distinguishingly with whimsical styles and dazzling patterns.

While minimalism was about controlling the stability of the fast-changing world, maximalism fills the void of loneliness and isolation of the millennials and Gen Zers. Be it in home interiors or fashion, maximalism has become the solution for a change from the disconnected digitized life.

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