View 138 – Volatile Times
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.
View 138 – Volatile Times | Menswear season A/W 23-24
View 138 – Volatile Times | The critical question around the wasteful and damaging impact of our industry continues to be wrestled with from many angles, from a slowing down of making and consuming through to sharing and reusing in increasingly inventive ways. Is it time for loud and radical changes and big movements or does this instability prompt us to look back, stay local and much closer to product?
The question of casting our votes for either the metaverse or for reality has never been more feverishly debated. We see new digital frontiers being explored with far-reaching perspectives, where experiments and the embracing of the uncontrolled, open the way to radically new ideas. Taking sides in anything, as we know, leads only to a closing down of vision, protecting positions and turning away from possibilities. In this menswear season, we are most encouraged and excited by a collaborative spirit and genuine dialogue that is taking place and believe that meaningful and far-reaching shifts will occur when all perspectives are examined in detail and the conversations continue to bounce to and from in that lively dynamic.
Cover: creative direction and photography: Wayta Monzón. Styling, lay out and text: Natasja Smit ; hair and makeup: Magdalena Kielb and Yara Forster; models: Sascha, Celeste, Isa en Joley.