Pamela Anderson is the latest in a growing line of celebrities from the 90s and 00s enjoying a pop culture renaissance with TikTok's Gen Z audience.We delve into #Pamcore's market impact and potential in our latest subculture report, including the key apparel, accessory and beauty trends to back Want to see more data behind TikTok's biggest trends? Reach out for a demo today.
- Sparked by the Hulu mini-series, Pam & Tommy, earlier this year, this latest subculture continues to thrive on TikTok and promises longevity thanks to Anderson’s upcoming Netflix documentary.
- Straddling 90s aesthetics, Bimbocore and sexy dressing, Pamcore echoes some of 2022’s biggest runway trends, providing a font of inspiration for trend ranges and merchandising stories.
- Iconic trends associated with the star, including corsets and cowboy boots, have seen major growth YoY, +175% and +1,233%, respectively.
The Background of PamcoreThe first episode of drama mini-series, Pam & Tommy, aired on Hulu and Disney+ on February 2nd. The show generated immediate hype for its provocative re-examination of the 90s scandal and the lead actors’ likenesses to the real characters – most notably Lily James’ transformation from brunette to blonde bombshell. Since the finale in March, #pamcore has officially captured the attention of Gen Z, amassing over 264mn views on TikTok and seeing searches for Anderson’s 90s outfits and make-up surge on Pinterest.
Why it has LongevityAnderson has since announced a documentary with Netflix to tell her story in her own words, and featuring unseen footage and interviews. Although the release date is yet to be confirmed, this development will ensure the 90s icon remains in the public eye. Furthermore, Anderson’s style encapsulates many of the Fall 2022 runway’s biggest trends, including corsets, PVC and bodycon, as well as slotting into the wider Bimbocore movement on TikTok, which is seeing women reclaim the trope and embrace hyper-femininity.
The Trends to Tap into
ApparelPamela Anderson’s signature style fuses Americana with sex appeal. In line with the Y2K revival, many of her signature looks feel fresher than ever today. Fabrics like sheer, glitter, PVC, leather and lace form the building blocks for the aesthetic, paired with ultra-feminine details like lace-ups, boning, slits and cut-outs. Micro lengths are also key, applicable to tops, skirts and dresses alike. What the data says: corset arrivals have surged 175% YoY, led by 90s veteran Abercrombie & Fitch. Core black and white hues top the color chart for this style; however, denim presents an opportunity for those seeking a directional product option. Backed by Versace and Act n°1 on the FW22 runway, this style nods to Britney Spears’ iconic jean outfit at the American Music Awards, 2001.