A Guide to 2016’s Visual Trends


Recently, Getty Images released their annual forecast of the six trends that will dominate the year’s visual landscape. In arriving at this shortlist, researchers combed through the keywords people search on Getty’s vast database of stock imagery—and then, after all this diligent data-gathering, they somehow conspired to group the most popular searches under these aggressively opaque umbrella topics: “Outsider In,” “Divine Living,” “Extended Human,” “Messthetics,” “Silence Vs. Noise,” and “Surreality.” What could these exotic word couplings possibly mean? How tall is an “extended human”? “Mess-” what? We’re here to help.


“Divine Living”

One of the search terms that fall under Divine Living is “good deeds.” And what better way for Naomi to give back than to read to the kids? Hopefully though, it’s not an advance excerpt from that Taschen book she’s putting out next month. Have you seen the packaging?

Styled By Treena Lombardo. Hair By Amoy At Amoy Beauty & Oscar James/Ken Barboza Associates; Makeup By Dotti/Management Artists. Fashion Assistants: Rebecca Ramsey And Anthony Triana. Photo Assistants: Sharif Hamza, Sebastian Mader, Drew Doggett And Juan Lamarca. Very Special Thanks To Giuseppe Cipriani And Norma Augenblick Of Cipriani, Vanessa Cruz At The Point, And Ed Libby.


“Outsider In”

Sometimes it’s nice to be an outsider looking in, but probably not in space. Even Matt Damon couldn’t survive out there in just a Jil Sander sweater.

Styled by Edward Enninful. Hair by Guido for Redken; coloring by Victoria Hunter for Whittemore House Salon; makeup by Pat McGrath for Covergirl; all makeup and face masks designed by Pat McGrath; manicure by Jin Soon Choi for JINsoon. Model: Julia Nobis at DNA Model Management. Set design by Mary Howard. Produced by Steven Dam for PRODn at Art + Commerce. Digital technician: Noah Esperas at Dtouch. Photography assistants: Stas Komarovski, Christian MacDonald, Nicolas Kern, Stas May. Fashion assistants: Kate Scheyer, Angelo DeSanto, Marie-Valentine Girbal. Terrariums courtesy of Twig (



Tilda Swinton: the Magritte of our time?

Styled by Jacob K. Art direction and concept by Jerry Stafford; hair by Julien d’Ys for Julien d’Ys; makeup and body painting by Lisa Houghton at Tim Howard Management. Produced by Jeffrey Delich. Set design by Rhea Thierstein.


“Silence vs. Noise”

Which speaks louder: Yayoi Kusama’s cacophonous dot art or Clooney’s stony silence that all but says, “Am I not at the point where I don’t have to do this anymore? When do I get to be Leo?”

Styled by Michael Kucmeroski. Prop stylist: Thomas Thurnauer. Fashion: Giorgio Armani suit, shirt, and bow tie, customized by the artist Yayoi Kusama. Photography Assistants: Dean Dodos, Charles Grauke, Alexandre Jaras; Fashion Assistant: Anastasya Kolomytseva



Basically, people love hot messes. And no one is hotter than Natalia Vodianova when she wants to let it all hang out.

Styled by Edward Enninful. Hair by Julien d’Ys for Julien d’Ys; makeup by Charlotte Tilbury; manicure by Lorraine Griffin. Model: Natalia Vodianova at DNA Model Management. Set design by Happy Massee at the Wall Group. Production by Lalaland. Fashion assistants: Felicia Garcia-Rivera, Katy Younger-Hadwiger.


“Extended Human”

How to be taller, according to Jason Wu and Steven Klein.

Styled by Edward Enninful. Hair by Shon at Julian Watson Agency; makeup by Sammy Mourabit for Make Up For Ever; manicures by Lisa Logan for Dior at Artists at Wilhelmina. Set design: Andrea Stanley.