More than the patterns that emerge from the Popular feeds on Dribbble and Behance, design trends can be a mysterious thing.
They’re influenced by culture and media, past and present, technology, fashion, and other industries.
They come and go, but it’s hard to say exactly when.
Madeleine Morley at The American Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA) says:
“A trend never simply emerges for a single year and then disappears in a puff of smoke. Instead, an aesthetic becomes popular gradually, even mysteriously, over time before fizzling out slowly without much notice at all.”