Textile View Magazine 131 – Our footprint 3
Textile View Magazine is the trend forecast for the respectively four upcoming seasons concerning colours, materials, design and styling for women’s, men’s and children’s wear, including street and retail reports, reports on merchandising, as well as analysis of consumer behaviour and its influence on fabric and fashion trends.
Textile View Magazine 131 – Our footprint 3 | Post-covid-19 lockdown and restart of economies; life goes on but not quite as we knew it
Textile View Magazine 131 – Our footprint 3 | Our worlds have been turned upside down, inside out and, as a result, so has our way of living. Socialising will be different, travel more complicated, lifestyles altered and our mind-sets reset as to what’s important. Our values and priorities have shifted from quantity to quality, fast life to slow life, more to less, local not glocal.
Our wellbeing, safety and security have created a more caring society, while at the same time, a more nervous and woke generation is questioning everything, from history to ethics, climate to culture. It’s a new world order that challenges everything in sight. In analysing change and forecasting the impact, we see a generation of consumers who will nourish and care for each other and the planet, while others will retreat and become hibernators and online avatars. Somewhere in the middle are the new creators and innovators, looking towards a future that’s altered but, within their reach to remake and remodel.
Publisher’s view: so where are we after coming out of lockdown? Reports have highlighted several issues common to consumers across the globe: the flight to online; a back-to-basics and value-for-money mentality; diminished loyalty; the “caring” economy; the homebody economy; and, last but not least, hygiene transparency.
The Future of Making: six themes that will shape future fashion thinking. Let’s celebrate nature by embracing the notion of fake. Not as a lesser alternative to what’s natural and authentic, but as a positive choice and a fresh outlook with unique cultural associations.
Lifestyle: Dancing Feathers – Janaïna Milheiro creates and custom-makes feather textiles and pieces for the luxury fashion and home decoration industries.
Season in focus: Autumn/Winter 21/22
Womenswear concepts: colours, styling, fabrics & accessories across five stories: Fundamental; Homegirl; Cybernetic; Rewild; and Ignite
Casualwear colours and styling: our values and priorities have shifted from quantity to quality, fast life to slow life, more to less, local not glocal.
Menswear colours, styling and fabrics: comfort first! As casual categories and home–centric dressing further influences menswear, comfort continues as a key styling element for A/W 21/22 reinforced by softened silhouettes and indulgent fabric themes.
Forward view: Spring/Summer 2022
Womenswear and menswear fabric and colour forecast: instead of easy solutions and uniformity, people have a growing interest in combining enchantment, excitement and fun with purpose, consciousness and doing good.
Print design forecast: the most important trend is renewability, recyclability, a conscious approach to the environment. Longevity of designs and products! Timeless colours, patterns and cuts which will look stunning for years to come!
Fibres & fabrics: with much production on pause and cracks in the industry being exposed, the discussion of how to create a more ethical and less environmentally damaging model for the industry is more relevant than ever.