Informa Markets, who are the trade show leaders in New York City with Coterie women’s and Project men’s forecasted the fall/winter 2021-22 today with a special digital presentation where Informa sees consumers holding back on spending their money due to COVID19 still playing a major role in our new normal, and working from not going away anytime soon, but putting their money on nostalgia for women, and escapism for men, reclaiming life pre-COVID19 that is fantasy, escape, and comfort while the high-speed change of trends are on pause.
Women’s fall is unmasked expression lined up in the vintage futurist, new traditionalist, knit-timate leisurist, tech utilitarian, neoclassical romanticist, and imperfect crafter, all in quilted coat, draped dress, Nu Historic Dress, exaggerated collar blouse, knitted vest, tailored pull-on trouser, gathered soft top bag, wide shaft boot, streamlined Chelsea boot, and outdoor active sneaker, trending to connect creativity and lifestyle above the keyboard, with opportunity for high-lo styling equaling versatility, but the bottom line is comfort will drive emotional value,
A men’s fall will live dual lives of fashion and comfort rebelling against classic tailoring to be injected with unexpected personality and artisanal details, the man is an outdoor maximalist, artful mysticist, gentle nostalgist, comfort sartorialist, tech minimalist, and new world escapist, all functioning in lightweight tech parka, shacket, cozy cardigan, statement knit, cargo utility pant, circular jean, modular accessories, hiker hybrid shoe, adorned loafer, and crafted apron shoe, these trends include sustainability still being number one, updated retro themes, versatility and function, and transitional styles open for easy layering.
The trend narrative for women is a creative renaissance caused by spending more time at home, women’s inspiration includes cabinore escapist, reimagined forklorist, off-grid survivalist, scandi dreamer, workleisure dresser, and the house party hostess for the holidays pending COVID19 before 2021 ends, but you have the three-way parka, body warmer mid-layer, comfort blazer, day-to-night column dress, patterned roll neck, hi-lo blouse, retro taper jean, layered necklace, outdoor active sneaker, and party mule shoe that embraces hybrid function, casualization causing versatility, added optimistic restorative color, and performance innovation found in breathability, tech clothing, and waterproof options.
While there is no date on when the COVID19 pandemic will finally disappear between late 2021 and early 2022, denim, sneakers, and skinny jeans could surely be impacted, denim could see new life with high-qualify, high tech fabrics that make denim more sophisticated and long-lasting, sneakers amongst men outside the gym could give away to loafers and crocs, and skinny jeans may finally see its demise due to men spending more time at home who need comforts more than ever.
No matter the division of comfort, athletic, and leisure wear you put emphasis on, look at the big picture of a pandemic keeping you at home, where extended home life causing comforts to be in the sun rule what our disposable income goes into.