A trend can be defined as a general direction in which something is developing or changing. Trends are necessary as it plays a key part to determine if the public is ready to accept the field of design, as it helps the designers to be more creative and know towards which direction they should design.
A trend board can be described as a visual presentation which is created as a result of research of fashion forecasting, fashion market and fashion trend, which in colloquial English can be described as what is “in” for the season. A trend board is part of the design process and is where the designer gains inspiration and gets a comprehensive overview of fashion.
My trend forecast for Autumn/Winter 2018 is Modern Modesty. This concept is an upcoming trend where you can express yourself in a modest, yet modern way by leaving more to the imagination than is seen. It is restoring the image of man and strengthening.
The first image that pops up in someone’s head when they hear modesty is an image of a nun, but Modern Modesty is not the typical, traditional modesty which everyone knows, but rather a modesty with a twist. Clothing started from being completely conservative to very exposing over the years. The question is to what extent this will go? When is dressing skimpily going to reach its maximum? One must ask oneself where the line is drawn and where the minimum of clothes worn is acceptable. At the moment, the boundaries are being tested of what the minimum amount of clothes worn and as our generation is a generation of extremists a tipping effect will occur and create the complete opposite of dressing exposing. This I call Modern Modesty.