Growing up most children dream of time travelling and even as adults there are moments when we wish we could fast forward 10 years and see what the universe has in store for us. The future both scares and intrigues in equal measures and without wishing our lives away no one would turn down a glimpse at the future. So, with Paris Fashion week and trend forecasters all predicting the rise of futuristic trends we felt it was our duty to discuss the futuristic trends of 2018 and how you can implement these into your everyday style.
2018 is set to be the year of futuristic trends on and off the runway in ways we have never seen before. With trend analysts dubbing these trends as ‘post-human’ embossed textures and bespoke fabrics fill the runway. The futuristic trends include metallic or liquid finishes and glowing LED lights inside mesh fabrics. As well as futuristic designs inspiring the catwalks futurism is also creeping into the materials we use and the way we create clothes with the distinction between technology and design becoming even more blurred with 3D printing supporting this and a new generation of technical materials taking over.
Kenzo’s directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon are always dubbed for bringing a futuristic twist to their creations with this season being no different, incorporating spacey curved sunglasses with colourful lenses, album-cover T-shirts, fuzzy jumpers, and a bold palette of bright colours into all of their creations. If the purple trousers look doesn’t do it for you try incorporating this style into your everyday look by wearing a quirky jumper with your everyday jeans; think thunderbirds and The Fifth Element for style inspiration.
Paris saw the rise of technical wear within their catwalk shows with hybrid pieces being worn with inspiration being evident from technology and modern luxury. This trend incorporates sportswear, soft layers and grunge inspired designs with designers such as Lanvin, Balenciaga and Facetasm all drawing inspiration from this in their designs. To incorporate this into your everyday outfits think baggy trousers, layered outfits and waterproof jackets.
No futuristic trend is complete without a futuristic watch. By combining technology and style you’ll be sure to fool people into thinking you’re from the future whilst being bang on trend with today’s style.
The Challenger will be sure to disrupt the everyday watch trend with its unorthodox face showing the time using a display of concentric LCDS – the outer blue circle indicates the hour, while the inner circle shows the minutes.