The future


the futuristic metallic leggings already peaked in '07. as we approach a new year, any guesses as to what we'll be wearing in 2008? 2009?

what about in 54 years?

9 comments:

Carlene said...

In 54 years I'll be wearing...oh, I just thought all kinds of cynical, bad-karma type things. Let's just say I'm wearing yoga pants and a LOT of diamonds.

(My husband is always asking where the hell his flying car is; apparently he was supposed to have one by now.)

Are you asking us to play fashion designer? Trendspotter? I am liking...geometric/floral/40s prints; combinations of colors that aren't worn together much (e.g., brown, navy, mustard); clogs (don't ask, I just feel 'em).

In the really near future, like, next week, I'll be wearing a brand new b&w wool tweed ladylike belted coat, which is in a big box under the tree!

(And black wedge boots, if I can find a nice pair for under $300.)

Anonymous said...

I keep wondering when the metallic jumpsuits are going to become the trend. Futuristic fashion scenarios in literature and cinema soooo often include a uniform. Not that there isn't a popular uniform now. Every trend is a uniform. But we haven't succumbed to the utilitarian jumpsuit... yet. If and when we do, I suspect it will just be a passing phase - maybe when the 80s style comes back into fashion again for the third or fourth time - and then peasant blouses or whatever, will replace them. The outfits in these pictures (I believe it's McQueen?) is definitely future-y, and in that sense, utterly unappealing for "real" life. Very costume-y actually. So I guess even the future, I do not believe fashion will become that theatrical. That's my prediction: same old, same old.
so wide-leg, high-rise pants are going to try to claim some closet space, heels will get high high high, and then go low low low. The only trick to predicting the future is in determining what is "in" right now, because surely the opposite is right around the corner.

landis smithers said...

fall 08. white tights. i kid you not, quote me on it later, it's gonna be huge.

09, minimalism returns in a BIG way. and i'm feeling green, as blue and purple are going to dominate for a year or more starting with spring.

54 years from now? i'm going with far more uniform/sustainable clothing. individuality, but with more focus on materials that last.

god that bored me. give me a good pair of fur leggings any day.

a. said...

54 years? i'm really hoping that by then we'll of the morphing clothing that hussein chalayan made a couple of seasons ago. i WANT one of those dresses! plus, with all this climatic uncertainty, it might end up being necessary...

did you see the youtube posting of a 30s/40s film with predictions of what we'd be wearing in the future (aka now)? some other fashion blogger posted about it... can't remember who. will see if i can find it. it was hilarious, some of the predictions were spot-on (cell phones, no joke); others, less so.

a. said...

here it is, from pathetone weekly. (easily found with a youtube search on "fashion predictions")

the transparent net prediction also seems eerily correct, since at the time that was considered quite risque... "the net, probably to catch the males..." ha. and the cantilever heel, and women wearing pants...

a. said...

ok so watching that video, and the chalayan stuff again too, reminded me of a couple of other things i really do think we may see (or what i'd like to see) 50+ down the line...

1) generating energy on our body. like w/ the bag some company has already produced that allows you to charge up your ipod. but hopefully built into our clothing. and perhaps not just with solar cells - perhaps we'll be able to harvest energy from our own movement.

2) along with more organic materials, and clothing that lasts longer, lots more clothing made from existing clothing, i.e. reuse. and on a much bigger scale, not just in urban outfitter's "urban renewal" line or that new line by goodwill that embellishes clothing and resells it (william good). but also things like fabrics woven from reused fabrics, and just in general, clothing that reuses stuff but doesn't look obviously "recycled" or "green".

editor said...

a. - thank you, i will definitely look that up on youtube tonight. fun.

landis - white tights?

Carlene said...

Last night, I saw a teenager in a bubble skirt and Uggs with...wait for it...white tights. Oh, yes I did.

editor said...

^^ get out!