For FW22, the trend story Healers & Roots is giving a mindful update to increasingly desired nomad and bohemian themes. While nomad stories are more experimental and eclectic for FW21, the need for grounding is taming the following season’s approach to culture and nature. For this trend direction, the mood is anchored in heightened levels of spirituality and a society that is embarking on a quest for purpose and meaning. This trend is henceforth based on crucial macro-drivers of the upcoming year. Thematically, the symbiosis of nature and culture is surfacing inspirations of ancient wisdom and knowledge, primitive crafts and structures found within nature. The trend direction depicts the spirit of a Community 2.0. This freshly innovated understanding of community means celebrating a more human culture, that everyone belongs to, regardless of origins, genders etc. However, while the story is seeking to merge several influences, it does not come at the cost of indigenous and local cultures. On the contrary – tradition and heritage seem to inherit a special sense of purpose. They are treated as something sacred and worth protecting.
In terms of collection, this theme translates into grounded and warm nuances, as well as comfortable and known silhouettes. The color story depicts sedimental and natural tones, such as khaki, brown, and saffron orange. Referencing the other elements beside soil, deep yellows, light blues and saturated, indulgent reds are introduced. The textiles and prints also picture the feelings of warmth and protection. Textured knits, leather, quilting and furry elements offer a sense of homeyness and ease. Regarding the related prints, executions are rather eclectic. By mixing tribal graphics with sedimental, animal inspired and nature stories, a well-balanced hybrid style is created. The look seems charged in meaning and is highlighting the beauty of the world, which is strongly needed in order to unite the society and create a better tomorrow. Finishings are rather crafty. Openwork, beading, knots, tassels and fringes all contribute to a more hand-made look and feel charming. While this story is set for the transitional period of autumn, the heavy and warming material story perpetuates it into high-winter as well.
Now let’s have a look at the key styles and silhouettes related to the concept.