Fashion shows everywhere are an exhibition of creations by some of the best designers in the industry. More than exhibitions, we can tell what the trend at the moment is or what the trend will be in a few weeks or months. Fashion designers get inspired by what they see, consumers get fresh ideas for new looks.
What Is Trending?
Looking at the clips from the New York Fashion week and the Paris Fashion week 2020, the most obvious trend can be seen in how a lot of the dresses and skirt have ‘higher than high’ slits. Most of the dresses are also made from shiny/ glittery fabrics that give a classy and elegant appeal.
Depending on your market, these will serve as great inspiration for your next collection. For accessory designers, taking note of this trend might be of help in creating worthy pieces for the classy designs.
Moving on to Fashion shows in Africa, with the Rich factory spring/summer collection from the AFI fashion show as a point of focus, it can be deduced that African designers are becoming even bolder and more confident in their heritage and this is beginning to influence their designs.
Although, the designs are still very much mordern and elegant, African designers have found a way to express culture creatively in mordern trends; an example is the aso-Oke bridal dress by Dress My Closet.
Gone are the days when models were seen solely as human hangers. Most recently, we have seen models become more active on the runway, expressing the essence of the collection they wear rather than just showcasing the pieces. Modeling has become more artistic and engaging for the audience and consumers who can now relate more with the story of the collection.
So, if you are looking to organize a fashion show, you might want add a little more energy to your runway, by making your models more expressive.