Looking out past next season…waaaaaaaaaaaay out to 2025, what will we be wearing? Print-on-demand clothing? Recycled vintage? Smart fibers? The Forum for the Future and Levi’s collaborated on FASHION FUTURES, a project designed to find answers, and they came up with four feasible scenarios. Here is #1:
#1. SLOW IS BEAUTIFUL
The drastic changes in climate have created, amongst other things, a new world order which recognizes we’re all in this sinking ship together. Along with political cooperation and global trade, our health & well-being is a top priority. To monitor our internal state of affairs, we wear clothing that is “smart”. Far fewer items fill our closets, but what does tends to be of high quality; when we do splurge on cheaper, trend-driven clothes, retailers tempt us to open our wallets based on how sustainable we perceive a fashion item to be. Instead of trendy, disposable designs, vintage and second-hand is increasingly popular. Japan, in particular, specializes in re-manufacturing the world’s used garments.
images: Marie Antoinette-style ensemble made from recycled trash; upcycled dress by Karishma Shahani