Published on January 28th, 2016 | by Janine Giorgenti0
The Future of Fashion is Here (MRket Show Recap)
The Cutting Edge of Fashion
By Janine Giorgenti
What are the two newest and hottest trends in fashion?
They are ‘Color Mania’ and ‘Athleasure Wear’. Remember the names and remember where you heard it first.
This past Sunday through Tuesday I had the pleasure of attending the MRket Men’s Wear expo at the Jacob Javits center in Manhattan. It was a truly eye-opening look into the fashion world’s rapid progression and the unmistakable role of technology in today’s fashion (including professional fashion).
In the past, menswear evolved at a glacier-like speed. Today? Men’s fashion is dynamic; driven by fast paced technology and the thrust of Millennials wanting to assert uniqueness and individuality.
So, what did I see in particular at this exhibition?
The ‘Peacockery’ in menswear is in full plume! An array of rainbow colors bloomed across all segments of men’s fashion, from active, to casual, and to formal. That’s right, you will now have to adjust to new and unique colors and patterns in – even – your everyday professional wear.
The change here was stunningly significant!
The desire for comfort and trend of working from home and then dodging off to a meeting has fostered a new type of fashion for men and women that is a fusion between active wear, street wear and business-wear called ‘Athleisure’ wear; combining ‘athletic’ and ‘leisure.’
How do I best describe Athleisure?
- Think the comfort of a jogger (or leggings) combined with denim, cut into a jean style, and you get a ‘Jegging.’
- Mix a soft feel of a sweater and construct it as a blazer and you get a ‘Blazsweater.’
- Take a woven shirt and put a shirt collar and cuff on it and you get a ‘Shirknit.’
Imagine that. Instead of a blazer, shirt and jeans; you will now be wearing a blazsweater, shirtnit, and a jegging.
Welcome to the cutting edge of fashion.