Trends for the FW 23/24 season recount a fashion inspired by nature, projected toward virtual reality, ready to enhance each individuality and looking beyond the boundaries of space and time.
What will be the main trends for the FW 23/24 season? What role will materials and colors, inspiration and research play in defining the garments of the coming months? While at Maglificio Pini we are already at work on future collections, the first thought that emerges is that of fashion without boundaries.
In fact, the aim is to emphasize individuality, leaving to combinations of different materials, from cashmere to technical fabrics and volume contrasts the task of remarking the expressiveness of individuals; all this without ever falling into a gender division that results outdated.
Similarly, the fabrics themselves become universal, overcoming the barriers of seasons: wools become lighter, ideal for winter as well as the warmer months; cottons, conversely, become heavier and ready to adapt to cold climates.
In this way, the very potential of fibers increases: a garment becomes passepartout for every occasion throughout the day, its wear cycle spans many more months than before.
Research, moreover, prompts testing of new fabrics, exploring another major inspiration: nature.
Textile fibers of the future do not come exclusively from the plant world or, a fact no less negligible, from the recycling of garments and processing waste: think of the studies on fibers derived from milk. The natural world, in short, reasserts itself as a protagonist in the need for a conscious use (and reuse) of resources. Thus, art, technology and biological research intertwine.
Always following this theme, even origins of raw materials and traceability at each production stage gain importance: only in this way is it possible to aim for maximum transparency during the entire life cycle of a garment. Circularity in fashion remains one of the fundamental goals.
Again, from the plant and animal world come ideas for colors, patterns and shapes.
It is interesting to observe, for example, how from food and the world of craftsmanship come original chromatic ideas: molasses, eggs, meats; pigments become increasingly bright, luminous, intense. By contrast, in a contemporary quest for minimalism, gray scales are explored.
We then move to the Metaverse, the new frontier: pastel colors and diaphanous hues thus appear, a reminder of relaxation and well-being.
The individual, their role in nature and the prospects of a new virtual reality, their centrality and, at the same time, the overcoming of old conceptions of gender, space and time are constantly, ceaselessly evolving.