After missing out on social and family time during the pandemic, the ability to attend events again lifted the stakes for festive collections this season. Their importance to convey diverse consumer sentiments and value shifts was more crucial than ever. As a noticeable shift in holiday communication has taken place, the festive drop needed to move on from its slightly dusted obligatory duty. The integration of augmented and virtual reality is driving digital worlds for shopping and animations, as seen in the virtual Ferragamo gift store, or creates imaginative wintery landscapes in short films, such as the snowy LA of Prada.
During periods of crisis and change, consumers are collaboratively seeking for stability. Holding on to tradition and nostalgia can be essential to soothe people and provide them with a sense of steadiness. The holidays can be a season of joy, but they similarly surface global and societal issues year after year. Trying to forget and focusing on positivity lead to eccentric and party-focused styles, which explored their glitzy limits this year. With occasion-wear set to become a leading category for 2022, winning the next festive collection with the right trends is essential.