Fashion is, more than ever, in one of its most self-aware periods with both designers and brands producing pieces that directly react to global events attempting to capture the defining mood of the age.
Bold statements are seen that take a pop at the establishment in all its forms with the state of America (Calvin Klein) and the state of Britain (Preen), ‘fake news’ (Balenciaga) and sexism (Dior and Prada) all being highlighted in refreshingly explicit ways.
It’s not surprising then that we saw the return of punk to the runways, which in all of its gloriousness is fashions original symbol of defiance, with bite and spike being found in one corner, and this ‘new punk’ uses the old, classic tropes being more attitude and a total post-punk mash-up.
Another, more obscure trend that might surprise some is the rise in numbers of those that are playing online bingo.
Bingo has through the ages been depicted as a game for the older generation but today it is bang in trend with a far younger user with the average age now in the region of 18 to 34.
It seems that the online games tick quite a few boxes for many people with the social aspect of bingo being as important today as it was in yesteryear when bingo lovers would go to a physical venue to meet up with friends and catch up with all the latest news and gossip.
Today we can choose a top-quality online site like Swag Bingo to meet with our friends and family, enjoy a few games and perhaps take advantage of some of the excellent bonuses and promotional offers. Online bingo sites like Swag Bingo also provide a full range of other games to try out for a change as well as a selection of instant games that can be played alongside your bingo games.
In fact, playing online bingo is now so cool that its popularity has overtaken other popular games, a far cry from the once fuddy-duddy personal it once had of cold bingo halls and a bingo-ball caller making cheesy jokes whilst all eyes were down in silence.