Fashion is about what’s going on around us. Politics, economics, culture, and environment.
With climate change awareness reaching a global crescendo, a move towards adaptive clothing -- particularly clothing that assists with thermoregulation -- is not only inevitable, but necessary.
Fashion, style, and trends are all predicated on a variety of motivations. Style is inherent and without boundary. Trend is transitional and can span multiple seasons or multiple years. But when trend is dictated by a dominant global influence, a trend can become a new standard.
Climate change is a global crisis that will directly affect how we dress. Sustainable, antimicrobial, breathable, and temperature-regulating apparel is fast-approaching “new standard” status. We are facing a future that can no longer succumb to fashion for fashion’s sake. Going forward, personal health will play a role in how we see fashion.
As Katriona Flynn, fashion trend expert states: “Streetwear is now more of a cultural phenomenon than a fashion trend."
Whether on the streets, on the job, or on the playground, clothing that directly affects human performance will win the day.
©Luanne DiBernardo 2020