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Year in Review: Rivet’s 10 Most-Read Articles of 2022

Rivet readers are eager to find out what’s next in denim fashion. 

The most-read articles of 2022 focused on what designers were sending down the runway for 2023 and how it was influencing consumers’ immediate purchases. Miu Miu’s miniskirts and MSGM’s cargo pants posed as alternatives to jeans, while bright orange, fringe and bondage-inspired trends underscored consumers’ desire to stand out in a crowd.

Readers were intrigued by pop culture’s power in fashion. From Gen Z’s nostalgic look back at actress Pamala Anderson’s Y2K style to country music’s glitz and glamour, some of the most popular articles dissected how these influences went viral in 2022.

The efforts that denim brands put forth to capture consumers’ attention and dollars in 2022 were also under the microscope. Mass retailers touted one-size-fits-many jeans as a solution for everything from body changes and extending the life of jeans to cutting down on online returns. Others presented ’90s-inspired collections with a French-girl twist. And before it was named Lyst’s “logo of the year,” readers caught up with how Diesel revamped its branding, designs and retail experiences. 

1. Spring/Summer 2023 Denim: London, Milan and Paris

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European collections threaded denim into their Spring/Summer 2023 stories with ease. Read the full story here.

2. 5 Fall/Winter 22-23 Trends From NYFW

As New York Fashion Week regained its star-studded, pre-pandemic luster with a packed schedule of in-person runway shows and events, designers balanced aspirational fashion with clothes that simply make the wearer feel good. Read the full story here.

3. Miniskirts and Trousers Vie for a Slice of Denim’s Market Share

Denim’s biggest rivals this summer are miniskirts and trousers. Read the full story here.

4. Is ‘Pamcore’ the Next ’90s Fashion Reboot?

Corsets, cowboy boots and jean shorts were Gen Z fashion essentials this summer, but this isn’t the first time these all-American-meets-pinup pieces have come together. They were also central to actress Pamela Anderson’s signature look in the ’90s. Read the full story here.

5. Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga Debuts with a $440 Jean Jacket

Before Ye and Balenciaga imploded, all eyes were on what Gap’s collaboration with the duo. Read the full story here.

6. Mother Elicits ’80s and ’90s Nostalgia with Snacks Collection

The L.A. denim brand released a capsule collection based on rigid and voluminous shapes of the past. Read the full story here.

7. How Diesel Became Cool Again

Now seen on some of today’s top fashion influencers and earning high rankings on the biggest brands lists, it’s hard to believe that Diesel’s U.S. division filed for bankruptcy just three years ago. Read the full story here.

8. Denim and Sequins Win Big at the 56th Annual CMA Awards

The 56th annual Country Music Association Awards (CMAs) was a visual guide to Western fashion’s past, present and future. Read the full story here.

9. Denim Makes Presence Felt at Couture Fashion Week

The workwear fabric continues to capture the imagination of haute couture designers. Read the full story here.

10. Gap, Old Navy Turn to Multi-Sized Jeans for Women

The “one-size-fits-most” offering is gaining even more traction in the denim world. Read the full story here.