Brave New Silhouette – Trend Forecast

BRAVE NEW SILHOUETTE

This is a broad theme that will be as much about styling and theatrical presentation, as it is about the clothing itself. Fashion in many ways has become very safe and very commercial. Designers and brands are constantly looking for ways to create new looks and bring innovation, without compromising revenue. But this is always a fine balance and in the last few years revenue has often won the argument, with the cost to creativity and originality. There is a growing need for stronger expression of individuality and originality. Brave new Silhouette looks to the future. Strong visual statements from brands and designers will attempt to shock us as they vie for our attention in a cash strapped, product overloaded market. Brave New Silhouette is a strong reaction to the austerity of the past few years and has strong dark undertones. It’s vision of the future is not always a positive one. As the globally economy begins to gradually gain speed again, designers feel again able to fully express themselves.

Brave New Silhouette is a strong reaction to the austerity of the past few years and has strong dark undertones. It’s vision of the future is not always a positive one.


FUTURISTIC, STRANGE, OBSCURE, SHOCKING, AVANT-GARDE

The strange and other-wordly – The visually obscure and aesthetically distasteful or odd. We will be asked to rethink our notions of what is, or is not acceptable in what people can wear.

Obscure-and-Otherwordly2Brave-new-Silhouette.

BRAVE

Futuristic, apocalyptic, steam punk inspired visions of the future. Broken bandaged and re-built.

Post-Apocalyptic

SCULPTURAL

– Bold transformation of the silhouette into 3d sculptural and shadow like forms.

Sculptural.Bold-and-Futuristic