As varsity motifs, loose fits and skin-revealing cutouts gain momentum in women’s fashionDesigners and retailers have already begun to think about their Fall/Winter 2022 evolutions this fall. According to a Trendalytics report, the signs are already evident in pop culture, art, and other product categories.
Using a proprietary algorithm, the product intelligence company identified five women’s wear themes and trends that are likely to grow over the next year. The pandemic continues its impact on creativity and manufacturing and reinforces demand for practicality, versatility, and ease of use, but macrotrends are changing the winds.
Here’s a closer look at what’s in store for women’s fashion.
The self-expression and brazen attitude coined by designers like Vivienne Westwood in the ’80sThey are the backbone of this glam-rock revival. Rebellious with an “anything goes aesthetic,” Trendalytics points to Marc Jacob’s Gen Z-oriented brand, Heaven by Marc Jacobs, and to TikTok as key drivers.
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“Emo challenges and trends that use music from MySpace-era icons are going viral on TikTok, e-boy and alt fashion aesthetics are becoming favorites among tastemakers, and the edgy wolf cut is gaining mass popularity,”Trendalytics declared.
What does this mean for you? fashionDemand is high for “indestructible”Fabrics like leather and denim are complemented by mesh for tough looks. Nearly black plum, gold and red represents today’s “anti-aspirational counterculture.”
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Low-rise baggy jeans, lug-sole boots and tartan dresses are key items, but designers like Ashley Williams and Valentino have already showed the trend’s breadth. Williams’ quirky sweaters and bow-embellished skirts speak to the trend’s sense of freedom, while Valentino’s sheer dresses are both beautiful and daring.
As the billionaire-funded Space Race bleeds into Tourism and Climate-change Concerns grow, designers are turning towards otherworldly landscapes to find inspiration.
Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, is a pioneer in the space program
Trendalytics describes the result as a futuristic approach to minimalism that places emphasis on utilitarian design, protection materials, and sustainable solutions. Soft, earthy neutrals such as cream, terracotta or clay can be used. “earthly greens”Olives and cottonized hemp are combined with fabrics like UPF fabric, metafabric, and cottonized hemp. These textiles can be heated or cooled.
Form and function are front and center—a look that former Celine creative director Phoebe Philo is anticipated to reinforce with the launch of her namesake label. Key items include woven bags, oversized blazers and plant-based shoes—a category where brands like Allbirds and Reebok have staked a claim.
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Layering, draping, and clothes with a cocoon-like silhouette are all important aspects of styling. Figi Studios, a Vietnamese unisex fashion brand, sums up this aesthetic with artful gatherings down the leg of utility pants, while Acne Studios’ Fall 2021 collection of wrap sweaters, long-line knits and tall boots shows how a monochromatic color palette unites the ideas with sophistication.
NFTs allow anime and other media to be produced. “crypto fashion”Trendalytics reported that designers are entering the zeitgeist by embracing utopian and dystopian ideas. These worlds reinforce the idea that “anything is possible,”While the bold graphics, futuristic finishes and hyper-saturated colors are appealing to the eye, they can also be distracting.
“Tech-infused creations combine electrifying hues in unexpected ways,”Trendalytics declared. “From piercing violet to bright lime and deep Prussian blue, Techtopia’s color palette offers a virtual escape.”
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Material innovation is a hot topic. However, this trend relies on spandex and slinky lame to create the second-skin silhouettes. Lamé dresses, asymmetrical dresses and leggings with cutouts are among the key items.
Balenciaga’s Spring 2021 collection, presented in a video game format, encapsulated this blurred world where futuristic fashionThis book is for real-world living.
Where one part of fashionOne person is looking for a futuristic future, while another is searching for a higher consciousness. Trendalytics reported on the rise in popularity for psychedelics, spirituality and other forms of spirituality.
This theme is being influenced in part by TikTok communities that are interested in forest treasures, fungi, as well as the gradual legalization and regulation of psychedelics. Oregon became the U.S.’s first state to legalize psychedelic cannabis for therapeutic purposes in November 2020. Despite this, spiritual accessories such as evil eye bracelets and moon hair clips, as well as clover earrings, continue to gain momentum.
This spiritual journey includes artisanal knits with colorful yarns. Mushroom brown is complemented by renewing tangerine and mystical purple. This magical forest-inspired look is exemplified by Gabe Gordon, a designer who hand-loomed and dyed knits from yarns discarded at local mills. His inspiration? The natural decay of worn clothes.
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Textural fabrics such as printed chiffon give off a trippy vibe that Gen Z already loves. Body-skimming silhouettes such as the One-Size Fits All are able to bring colors, prints and textures to life. “kaleidoscope”Target’s latest designer collection includes dresses, as well as patterned tights or knit midi dresses.
A polished version nostalgia is coming soon, taking style cues form maximalism and normcore. The stunning costumes and sets from the Wes Anderson film. “The French Dispatch” coupled with a new focus on traditional fall textiles and accessories like Louis Vuitton’s new collection of briefcase style bags are expected to imbue fashion.
Movie poster for “The French Dispatch”
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“A renewed appreciation for normalcy is transforming the way we dress as maximalist prints, retro silhouettes, and a quirky color palette emerge,”Trendalytics declared.
Corduroy, cable knits, brushed wool, and corduroy are all great additions to the rich colors of mauve and Kelly green. It’s a color palette that Rowing Blazers weaves together in its range of rugby shirts and blazers.
Fall 2020 Zimmermann
There are many ways to wear the trend, including vintage dresses, pleated midi dresses, and sweater vests. Calvin Luo’s use of white tights, Zimmermann’s plaid suits and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini ribbon-adorned blazers and pleated mini-skirts are helping the trend get off to a strong start.