Fashion But Make it Euphoria: Season two of the wildly successful HBO Gen Z drama, which wrapped in February, was a coming-out party for the show’s cast, viewership, and cultural impact. Collectively, the stars of the teen series have amassed more than 180 million Instagram followers and materialized into a marketing powerhouse.
The Euphoria High aesthetic—cat-eye glitter makeup, dainty cut-out dresses, ‘90s-style sets, retro skater comfort—has captured the fashion world’s consciousness, boosting the profile of cult independent brands such as the edgy Australian label I.Am.Gia, a favorite of Kendall Jenner; Instagram-centric Omighty, known for sassy embroidered tees and loud prints; and Naked Wolfe, a Spice Girls-chic footwear brand out of Hong Kong whose sky-high platform boots and trendy chunky sneakers have earned influential fans like Ariana Grande and Hailey Bieber. (Sydney Sweeney’s character, Cassie, flaunts a pair of the Mercy Heels in the seventh episode of season two.)
Cassie also inspired the tonal palettes and feminine silhouettes in the Fall/Winter 2022 collection of JoosTricot, L.A.–based writer and stylist Natalie Joos’s sustainable body-con knitwear line. Meanwhile, Miu Miu’s Spring 2022 collection caught attention with pleated micro-mini skirts and belly-exposing cardigan crop tops that would be right at home in the halls of East Highland High School. Miu Miu, along with luxury names including Jean Paul Gaultier and Roberto Cavalli, appears in season two as part of a noticeable shift toward upscale labels.
Cat Eyes: Euphoria’s vibrant, fantastical makeup styles are one of its defining attributes, spawning a new era of maximalism glam. Australian-born South Asian makeup artist Rowi Singh went viral on TikTok thanks to her series of Euphoria-themed looks featuring bright eyeliner and bejeweled motifs. Her facial accessories company, Embellish By Rowi, has been shouted out by the likes of FKA Twigs. The high-fidelity beauty movement has proven so popular that the show’s in-house makeup artist, Doniella Davy, debuted a range of face stickers with Face Lace and is set to unveil her own beauty line, Half Magic, in May. On the website, its “layered” formulas are teased as designed for “space cowboys, glitter queens, and neon boys next door.”