February 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought in a sea of changing trends for us. All the industries got impacted. A lot of new propensities seeped in, and the fashion industry is no exception to it. To that end, if there is one thing that is sure in the post COVID world, it is definitely going to be a huge revamping of traditional fashion trends. And the fashionistas are leaving no stones unturned to accept the trends brought in by the pandemic and use the time as an opportunity to rediscover and change the fashion industry forever.

Seemingly, the fashion industry is one of the most affected industries by COVID, and as such, it is going to take a significant amount of time for the recovery. The current economy amidst the pandemic, considering the unsold inventory and loads of leftovers are going to take a toll on the garment manufacturing and sales hub. However, this period of recovery is also going to lay the foundation for what the fashion industry is going to chase after, in the coming decades.

A lot of trends are about to float away, owing to the modern age customers’ demand for redefined fashion. A more practical sense will be imposed, and this will lead to a huge evolution of the fashion world.

Adapting to ‘Rooted Fashion’

The pandemic situation has made it vital for the fashion industry to think out-of-the-box. It’s because the ongoing lockdowns have pushed people to their comfort zone of rooted fashion rather than an “in your face fashion”. There will be less of impractical, uncomfortable clothing, as consumers recreate their own fashionable thoughts relying more on their own individual fashion sense. As a result of understanding the pulse of the modern age customer, personalization for brands and manufacturing of-comfortable basic clothing will become the trend. That’s indeed the real kind of re-modification the industry would be expected in the years ahead.

Work-life Integration of Attire

People are going to stick to casual clothes like pajamas and sweat pants as their work attire as work from home’ is going to be a part of the new normal. Work attires that make the people feel uncomfortable are making their way out, and the casual dresses are going to blend into the professional attires. Freedom of fashion expression is being born, and the casual office wears are going to take a dramatic turn! And, this is going to require the fashion industry to redefine their comfort range of dresses for people such that it suits both casual and professional needs.

Digitizing of the Fashion Industry

For the fashion to travel around the world, it is going to take an enormous amount of technology, as it becomes a medium to carry it to every nook and corner. But, little did we expect to happen this soon, all because of the pandemic situation. Mall stores, showrooms, and all kinds of fashion outlets are now using technologies like e-commerce and digital payments. Fashion purchases, customization of clothes, and everything you do in a fashion store will now be available online. Also, the use of virtual and augmented reality in the fashion industry allows consumers to visualize everything in a virtual environment. No doubt, virtual fashion shows and department shows will become the new normal in the post-pandemic world.

With the fashion needs of consumers changing, the pandemic will certainly shape the fashion world for better. After all, fashion is an inherent nature for a human, and it’ll persist within them at all odds. We, at the K.R. Mangalam University’s School of Fashion, the Top Fashion Design Institute in Delhi NCR, understand the evolving fashion trends and always focus on curating our education impartation in respect to the industry demands. The courses at KRMU are both creative and technological in character. We aim to offer cutting-edge education in the field of Fashion and Design, experimenting with the latest ideas in teaching and research. Our adaptation to the needs and demands of the fashion industry has always enabled us to produce highly capable and creative professional fashion designers. Our fashion graduates have been successfully contributing to the ever-emerging fashion industry, and we, at KRMU, are indeed proud of the fact.

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