- The general direction in which something tends to move.
- A general tendency or inclination.
- An unlikely direction in which something moves towards.
- An aversion to something that is usually chosen.
In fashion, this may appear as a new element that is incorporated to a previously known garment or accessory or even by only mixing pieces in a new way that either wasn't accepted or wasn't practical in the past.
Trends prepare us for future trends that currently have no meaning. Therefore, we can say anti-trends are in essence, potential trends...they just need a part of its context to change in order to be understood. This change might come from society or from further development of the original idea - for example, by re-interpreting it. The extent of the change that is needed to achieve this is what differentiates a bad idea (since it cannot and will not relate to society in any way) from the next big thing.
If anti-trends are potential trends, do real anti-trends exist?