Dutch trend analyst Christine Boland hosted a webinar at the end of June to offer attendees a glimpse at what the fall-winter 2022 season will have to offer. The talk touched on the influences affecting the upcoming season – with the uncertainty of the pandemic playing a key role – as well as the trends and colours that will dominate future wardrobes.
FashionUnited attended the talk and in this article shares a summary of some of the key takeaways.
Surviving the Anthropocene
The first of the four key trends is influenced by the growing consumer awareness that the effect we have on the world is immensely damaging. “We are asking too much of mother earth with our overconsumption, with our extraction of resources, with pollution, deforestation, and loss of biodiversity,” said Boland.
This tension feels like it is approaching a tipping point. In response, this fashion trend tries to bridge the gap between humans and nature, drawing inspiration from indigenous designs and nomadic life where people live in symbiosis with nature.
This trend is all about protection, utility, and survivalism and features a lot of natural patterns, utilitarian designs, padded or soft and fluffy fabrics, indigenous symbolism and reused materials and fabrics.
The colour mood is based on nature and outdoors combined with vintage, secondhand and “waste tones” – ecru grey, as well as light blues and greens, are important.