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Hipster animal prediction: 2013 will be the year of the whale

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Squirrels are coming. In 2012, expect your bars to be named after them, your bands to use them on fliers and album covers, your coffee cups, T shirts and lighters to display them. Expect twentysomethings and early thirtysomethings to wear them on necklaces and earrings. Someone, somewhere, will get a squirrel tattoo.

Get a line drawing of me tattooed on your forearm.
Get a line drawing of me tattooed on your forearm.
Owls dominated 2011.

TWEEt.
TWEEt.
Before that, it was birds, generally. Any species was acceptable, but ravens, mockingbirds and bluebirds were big.

If you cross a unicorn with a frosty treat, do you get a unicornicle?
If you cross a unicorn with a frosty treat, do you get a unicornicle?
2009 saw the rise of the unicorn.

A member of Animal Collective, (which never sounded better than as the soundtrack to some serious porn in   Shortbus  ).
A member of Animal Collective, (which never sounded better than as the soundtrack to some serious porn in Shortbus ).
Panda bears also had a brief heyday, preceded by a long bout of wolves.

I hear Kmart sells these T shirts now, which should launch the trend&rsquo;s postmortem.
I hear Kmart sells these T shirts now, which should launch the trend’s postmortem.
After much profound consideration, my intuition tells me that post-squirrel 2013 will be the year of the whale. Blue whales, more specifically.

I am the future.
I am the future.
But it could be orcas, as they are the panda bear of whales.

 
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