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What Will Fashion Look Like In The Future ?

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017
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History repeats itself, so does fashion trends, they come and go and return to our wardrobes again. It is an eternal fashion cycle and every trend comes back into style eventually. Each time an old fashion design reappears in fashion, it brings a brand new ideas and fresh concepts. According this point of view, future fashion may repeat the hottest trends of early 2000`s, so don`t hurry to throw out your beloved hipster glasses and skinny jeans, you may want to wear them once again in the nearest future. Of course, I doubt that future outfits will look like an old school costumes from sci-fi movies and books. I hope fans of the original Star Trek will forgive me, but there is no place for aluminium swimsuits and faux fur crop tops in the future. And as much as I love tight catsuits, we need to face the reality, future won`t look like a Marvel comics. But what will the future of a fashion look like?

"What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language." —Miuccia Prada


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Intelligent Textiles & Fast Fashion

Climate changes will accelerate the invention process of a new materials and fabrics. These materials will be bacteria and cruelty free and have an adaptive abilities to regulate body temperature according to the weather condition. Brands will need to develop a new design approach in order to stay up to date and survive on fashion marker. Fashion is the third most polluting industry in the world, so designers will need to think up how to carefully bring an environment-friendly and materials into fashion industry. Thanks to worldwide globalization,  cultural mixing processes and advanced technology future clothes will be comfortable, mobile and fleeting. A concept of `throwaway` or fast fashion will become a common principle of all designers, because of a rapid lifestyle and fast changing trends.


Shopping Revolution

When it comes to future shopping, I disagree with people who think that regular physical stores will fully disappear from our lives. Of course they will look and function differently, in a new contemporary way. For example, future dressing rooms will be equipped with holograms and virtual reality. These technologies will give costumers an opportunity to try on new outfits without even changing their clothes. In the nearest future consumer will play a large, important role in designing their own garments. Fashion stores won`t need to stock a huge range of colors, sizes and shapes. Future 3D printers and other similar technologies will allow costumers to print necessary items with a unique design and sizing. Digital modeling and virtual reality technologies are even closer than you think. For instance, in October 2015, designer Tommy Hilfiger  became the very first major fashion retailer who tested out a virtual reality headsets in the stores and shoppers experienced his fashion show virtually. 

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Smart Accessories

Even today, computers, smartphones, earphones and other gadgets have become more than just an everyday items, but an essential fashion accessories. When people are searching for a new computer or smartphone, they aren`t just buying an electronic device, they are also making a fashion statement by choosing gadget`s design, color and even brand. In the long run smartphones, smart watches and glasses will become a stylish addition to our everyday outfits. Fashion will become more than just a personal expression of your style, taste and personality, it will become a technology as well.

Oscar de la Renta once said, that the greatest thing about fashion is that it always looks forward. With every passing day we approach future closer and closer, but we can`t know for sure what is coming for us. My biggest wish for the future fashion is to be versatile and indulgent. There will be no more racial, age or gender boundaries - anyone will wear clothes they want. In the future fashion will empower people, not isolate or separate them. I'd like to see how fashion becomes an international language of communications and fashion designers become it`s interpreters, helping people to understand each other better.

"Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment."  —Alexander McQueen


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