In order to look into the future we need only to look into the recent past.
It is not only helpful to look at different trends as well, but I believe we will find that certain fashions have had varying degrees of mutual influence upon artistic endeavours.
Current art trends are mirroring the apparent confusion found in the fashion industry. 60’s hippie gear (itself a mixture of classical medieval and pop) can be seen with 80’s punk; experiments with pop and new wave continue; and cartoon wear taken directly off the pages of anime imagery is finding an affinity with hip-hop and black gangster rap. Alongside this I see a fantastic mixture of some or all of cartoon, naive, pop art, abstract expressionism, and surrealism, which I believe has been coldly labelled neo-expressionism.
This observation amazes me … it is so similar to the abundant fashion and art at the end of the nineteenth century. What is more incredible is that out of that chaotic time came the first momentous in-roads into the drama of avante garde art, and the yet to be dominant power of the modern art movement.
And I think history is about to repeat...