In the era of the RE, Re-Purpose takes you to a sensorial wellness, where statement & diversity are integrated in design as a mass mattering concept. We re-purpose the message as well as the function of garment with humor and femininity.
Color range keeps some very sharp primary colors and meets hazy pastels before getting warmer on nudes and a coal brown.
Some proper lingerie brands are clear on the message such as Baserange or love story intimates using the elastic to spread love messages !
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Statements are turning into a more civicism positioning willing to support the cause that contemporary gouvernements and way of living could threaten. In a contraction of Civicism and the extra positivity that is manifesting in fashion, there is a civic-mindeness momemtum which goes beyond Body positive move. And somehow it brings an ultra positive strenght.
For instance during last fashion week in Milan, Nyc, London or Paris, we observe strong messages from the brands. The best example is still Gucci and its #mybodymychoice. Retails are also showing examples as the box water given at Everlane's NYC shop. Women's right fight codes are rerouted to more humorous messages.
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In the concept of blue & circular economy, waiste are rejuvenated, transformed in innovative new source, recycled, turned into piece of art... and offer a new possibility of design process. We can expect to go deeper in the innovation of fiber from citrus fruits & particularly orange's peel, coffee or tea, ocean collagen, spider yarn's transformation or recycling yarns and polyester .
Art scene is going to the move of Eillen Fischer who started "Waste no more " in NYC, collecting discared garments to make a great exhibition of art,which turned in NYC and Mian during last Salone del mobile.
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ELEMANTARY DECONSTRUCTION CONCEPT
Alliance of shape and function is necessary to design this season. Thus, first a deconstruction helps to get the frame in order to give a new use of garments and accessories ! New combination of function are possible, especially in accesories, giving a such of job description to the object !
The young generation of designers is really aware of the issue of construction and is willing to built on strong meaning base. That's the case of Sara Levy who got awarded during last Hyeres fashion festival.
She analysed the modern daily habits and designed functional pieces. In another way the Korean artist studied the crazyness of sneakers trends in luxury and dedicated an exhibition to debunk the myth !
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Mass- mattering plays the card of diversity, crowdfunding and survey, using thoses tools in order to counter balance mass-market(ing). Involving the final customer beyond the customization and co designing process is the new graal ...
Diversity & sustainability are becoming a norm, such the emergence of strong voices is showing: Greta Thunberg being the perfect example of how the masses can be involved in a project they believe in.