For FW22, the trend story Future Commuters is proposing a menswear design concept that builds on the macro-sentiment of refuge. With the extensive effects of the health crisis, society is all about escaping and withstanding the pressures and anxieties of reality today. A need for detox and for clearing the mind seems unsurprising before adapting to normality again. People are seeking to create new spaces for calm and contemplation and to find balance. Moving forward, people try to recalibrate their work-life ratio, redefine living spaces and find a sense of inner calm. Physical and Mental health have become majorly important and have become an essential element for people to boost their inner and outer strength. Future Commuters are Zen-Seekers that move into a visionary future by embracing the world of technology and innovation. Driven by Serenity and Progress, these people embrace new hybrid lifestyles with a positive attitude towards the inclusion of technology into daily lives. Innovations that simplify and better their life are favored and manifest the benefits that progress has brought to us during the current health-crisis.
The trend mood seems slightly surreal, like a digitally futuristic retreat. It balances the seemingly opposing worlds of polished tech and the sphere of soft, almost cozy, and soothing wellness rituals. The result is a feeling of prosperity & wellbeing with an oddly intellectual edge. In terms of color harmonies, a subtly nuanced palette of serene pastels and digital grays is building a basis. Exploring metallics, coatings and sheen is key to achieve contemporary gradations and glossy effects. Submerging into the feeling of touch, materials are not only pushing for innovation but proposing lustrous, almost surreal surfaces for an exciting futuristic look. Clashing polished, technological fabrics and materials with mild and soft knits or cottons embeds the dual character of new future commuters. Monochrome looks and forward-looking alternatives for contemporary office-attire are setting the tone in terms of silhouette. This influence translates into sleek structures and comfort shapes that fuse into surprising hybrid looks. Tech and utility inspired details are highly important to add a leisure-edge to the look and add a casual twist to smartened up attire. Take a look at the key references for your visionary men and embrace the futurist spirit of FW22:
Those are the top pieces and must-haves to translate the Future Commuter Trend within FW22/23 collections.