Predictions about the future of fashion usually focus on the next season and are done by trendwatchers and fashion designers. I think self-expression and innovation go hand in hand – one looks inward and the other outward. Patrick Llewellyn, @99designs Kattenburgerstraat 5
Director of marketing at American Apparel. 42 were here. The advantage of a uniform is not having to think about what you’re wearing, leaving your processing power for more important stuff. So what will we be wearing in the future? No doubt we’ll soon be wearing our technology — but we’ll never wear a uniform. Even if they don’t show jumpsuits or space suits (depending on how far back you go), depictions of everyday street clothes also have a homogenized feel—a dark 1940s inspired look in movies such as “Blade Runner” and “Gattaca,” for example. The concept of uniformity in fashion can be read a few ways – on the one hand, it might imply the same kind of conformity, where someone somewhere has made a decision about what we’re all wearing, and we all go along with it. We The Future is a clothing made for the people. As people can customize and personalize their clothes cheaper and more easily, is it really likely that we’re going to choose to wear the same uniform?
Rollergirl, jock, hipster or fashionista. You may still choose to wear a Yankee’s hat, but it won’t have an adjustable strap on the back – the size tag won’t show medium anymore – it will show your name instead. Ever notice how a t-shirt is mostly a big rectangle? This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. At the same time, the tribal side of our social nature will tend to lead us to dress more like our immediate peers (our “in-group” as the sociologists call it) and less like those beyond that group.
We use embedded content from third parties like YouTube and Twitter. In fact, you are more unique and special than any snowflake – there is no other human who is identical to you. Some of this may be down to the implication that we will probably be living in a very mechanized, robotic, Big Brother world where we dress the same—like children—for our own good.