Fashion is an ever growing industry, with fresh designs and trends coming up almost on a daily. But one constant trend with clothing and textile has been a sort of refurbishing of old trends into new ones. Take for example how bell bottom pants made a comeback, or textiles such as denim constantly making their re-entry back into the industry.
A big contributor to today’s fashion trends is technology. Yes, we see it incorporated into our everyday wear, whether be it sunglasses and such. Through technology, also, we get an insight into what is hot and what is not anymore.
When it comes to technology, it usually occurs to us that it is our mobile phones, computers and other devices. However, textile technology, by the year 2050, may become as common as t-shirts, enabling us to pick which apparel trends best suit our needs. How so?
1. Customer will be able to visualize and pick their desired outfit first.
Before manufacturing, a client will be able to pick their preference of clothing, and size too, such that it is custom made for them. This will also save on material and prevent textile pollution.
2. Consumers will bet on which apparel trends will come up next, or even propose new ones.
Almost like what happens nowadays, where you can tell which trends will be hot come the next season, but now, thanks to textile technology, the consumer will have an active hand in determining which apparel trends come up next, and even proposing some of them.
3. Clothing companies will be able to tell a consumer’s taste beforehand.
You know how sites collect cookies and can use them to understand your likes and interests, and suggest things like movies and gadgets you might like? That will be existent in 2050 too, but in the fashion industry. Companies will use your everyday data to determine what apparel trends you might be into, and suggest them to you, or where to purchase them.
4. The rise of new textiles.
In the future of textile and apparel trends, we will see the use of materials that are not as common today, such as sustainable polyester. Not only will this save resources for you, but it will be good for the environment too.
5. Customers will be able to modify their clothing depending on what they want.
All thanks to technology, your future self will be able to change your outfits depending on, well, what you want really. You can change the color of your clothing depending on the weather, or other such factors.