In today’s world fashion designing has become highly competitive and one of the most rewarding, alluring and exciting career option for students who have a flair for creativity, style and originality.
In order to pursue a career in this industry hard work and developing new skills are the essential factors to meet the demand of the industry. Because fashion designers play a key role in how we see the world. As in a day to day manner, they consistently update new trends and develop the taste of people. Fashion is art, wearable art. So it is essential to understand art history in order to understand fashion world and its trends. To cope with the latest fashion technology, we need to change the traditional ways of working and apt to modern methods because the fashion industry keeps evolving. From robots that sew and cut fabric to AI algorithms that predict style trends to VR mirrors in dressing rooms, technology is automating, personalizing and speeding up every aspect of fashion.
LATEST TRENDS IN FASHION DESIGNING:-
- TECH IS AUTOMATING THE FASHION DESIGNERS- Fashion brands of all sizes and specialties are using technology to understand customers better than ever before.
- 3D PRINTING PERSONALISED PRODUCTS- Brands are exploring how 3D printing can help them produce goods on demands and create new avenues for customization. Adidas has also partnered with Carbon to create 3D printed soles for its future craft sneakers by passing the need for traditional models and prototypes. Adidas also invested in carbon its hydra ventures arm in Q4’17 and joined carbon board of directors.
- NO MORE FASHION SEASONS:-The rise of flat fashion is decimating the biannual seasonality that has long structured the fashion design industry. In order to keep up, traditional apparel brands are now debuting around 11 seasons a year. Fast fashion brands on the other hand, may issue as many as 52 weekly micro seasons per year. Zara produces 20000 new styles in a year.
- THE PUSH FOR SUSTAINABILTY- sustainability has become a crucial emerging trend across sectors in the past few years. Young and upcoming brands in the fashion space are making moves to align with this shift in consumer sensitivities. H & M has pledged to only use recycle or Sustainable materials.
LATEST TRENDS IN TEXTILE DESIGNING
The textile industry has evolved greatly since the invention of cotton in the 18th century. The textile industry is an immense global market that affects every country in the world though every country follow its own path and direction , whether that is medical textiles or high fashion. However there are a few trends that seem to be the new direction for most of the textile market.
TECHNOLOGY- Technical textiles are a large and growing market right now. Countries are rehabilitating mills and buildings and hiring new staff to work on new innovations like 3D printed clothing and shoes or smart fabrics with small chips that act as conductors and energy savers.
NON-WOVEN FABRICS- New machinery has made it possible to pursue non-woven fabrics. Non-woven are non-yarn materials that are pressed together rather than woven. This is an advantage as the labor is less intensive and the product can be made quicker and for less money.
DOMESTIC SALES- Countries like China and USA are focusing not only internationally but domestically as well. Creating products domestically, and marketing to local communities, is creating a new and larger market for countries that are normally internationally focused.
ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY- The environment has become a large issue in Textile industry due to immense use of water, air pollution and waste concerns. Many countries have started to really focus on green textiles. Some of new innovations are making clothing out of used coffee grounds, algae or spoiled milk.