When it comes to fashion trends it’s never too early to look to the future. The 2016/17 fashion forecast is multifaceted, to say the least. Four styles were featured on this year’s runway that made a bold statement about the future of the fashion industry: historical romanticism, modernistic simplicity, retro-sports, and a new twist on athleisure-wear. Advances in technology, the creation of new textiles, innovative color trends, and bold patterns have inspired designers to look both back in history as well as far into the future in order to create products that are the first of their kind in the industry.
In the past, people drawn to the look of the Victorian era or Gothic apparel appeared as though they had stepped right out of a historical painting. With technological advances in the manufacturing of rich-looking fabrics like in JustFab that embrace the extravagant yet demure appearance of the style, historical romanticism has returned with a vengeance and has now reached trend-setter status. On the other hand, for those drawn more toward crisp almost sterile tailored designs, the skin-like feel of new textiles in light almost clinical colors combined with minimalist accessories will find the look of modernistic simplicity most appealing.
Sportswear has always been a top seller in the retail industry. When combined with a retro 1970’s look, however, you get the perfect mix. The retro sports vibe can easily go from the gym to the streets. The accentuation of timeless sports elements with add-ons like snaps and shoulder buttons are freshened up with new colors and textures that are sure to appeal to the masses. Finally, the increased interest in athleisure-wear has returned with a cozier, softer, just-got-out-of-bed feel that takes on a classier romantic look that has been termed “the ultimate in city chic.” It’s all about combining elongated layers of plush fabrics with soft tones which is sure to be a huge hit this coming season.
It’s never too early to begin planning for the upcoming fashion season. Retailers like the online store JustFab have already begun to create and produce trend-setting designs that are sure to please. Members find themselves in the company of stars like Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan who know that what you wear is important but so is getting your wardrobe and accessories at an affordable price. Keeping pace with the fashion industry and upcoming trends can be difficult but less so with JustFab whose in-house design team is all about keeping up with new trends and providing quality products at affordable prices.
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