The pandemic has changed everything that we were, be it our thinking, our choices or how we used to live. Everyone has started enjoying the comfort of the home. Till now many offices have changed to work from home mode. Everyone likes to be comfortable in their skin when we live and work in our own space. So people’s choices are swaying in a different direction when it comes to choosing clothes, keeping several factors like the fabrics, their environmental impact, decomposing process, etc. To better understand what is trending in the fashion industry, we tapped some industry pros to see what is trending in the world. Some of them are:
1. THE DESIRE FOR COMFORT
Post Covid-19 the love for a comfortable couch has increased massively. According to various designers, wool boucle is something that is going to rule the charts. It has cosiness and warmth that will want to be on the sofa for hours. The trend continues to foster all-natural materials, including cotton, linen, and wool, thickly woven textiles, and stubby checks, mostly in beige. Several factors are driving corduroy’s comeback, including the soft velvet touch and the sturdy 100% cotton composition, as well as the subtle monochromatic stripes.
2. HEALTHY FABRICS
Natural and renewable fabrics are taking precedence over processed pieces that have questionable ingredients that leach into the environment as buyers prioritize healthy living and interiors. Synthetic fabrics or chemically treated fabrics or any finishings that emit VOCs are taking a backseat. For instance brands like H&M are promoting the use of sustainable fabrics like the Nobel fabric TENCEL. There is a big wave taking place where manufacturers have to switch to the production of bio-based materials. It is difficult for the interior designers to pick those organic ones but still hit and trial method is going on.
3. CREATIVE ALTERNATIVES
There are so many textile brands that are trying to mend ways in the production process. They are trying to create innovative ways of making eco-friendly fabrics. Not only are companies reevaluating the materials they use, but they are also trying to improve sustainability from within, such as using closed-loop cycles to reuse water, or protecting and nurturing the ecosystems and societies where their materials are derived and produced. Developed with cutting-edge woven technology, Supreen is a new performance textile that integrates a proprietary silicone blend into the fibre to create a liquid barrier that still has a soft texture. The popularity of vegetable-tanned leather is also growing.
4. TECH FACILITY
Not only does our upholstery needs fabrics, but even the speakers also have different types of fabrics used in them. The Kvadrat wool-blend cover on the Bang & Olufsen A9 speaker, for instance, allows aesthetics and sound to coexist without sacrificing one another. So even your smart devices need those fashion-forward fabrics.
5. PRINT ESCAPISM
Colour is becoming a trend among consumers, according to print designer Ogé. Because they work and live at home, they have time to focus on their dream destinations,” she says. “Prints have become a form of escapism while having freedom in your own space,” She adds people are moving away from neutral-tone palettes and bringing more coolness into their spaces—often with jewel tones, golden hues, and rust colours. Playing with earth tones like a splash of terracotta green with florals is going to stay in trend.
Let us see what thing is going to come to rule the fabric trends for interiors. Till then stay in fashion, stay healthy. Bring more colours to your life.