As one of the main fashion trends of the 60’s-80’s, the prep look has returned with a vengeance. With streetwear fashion on the decline, due to a counteraction by Gen Z and millennials looking for a more “formal style” in loafers, argyle and rugby shirts with blazers.
Designers such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Ralph Lauren are putting a bend on the classic preppy look this fall adding some flavor with modernized looks and reinterpreted with other influences.
The resurgence of preppy fashion is a remastered version for modern times, being fused with elements of punk, streetwear, etc.
Look for radical new twists on the prep look this fall and at fashion week.
I remember when you wanted to buy clothes to add to your wardrobe you had to travel to a Brick and Mortar store.
Once you arrived, you had to physically look for items, or sets and try them on to ascertain fit and quality.
The advent of shopping online brought great convenience along with the greater inconvenience of not being able to physically see or try on a sample in your approximate size.
In the last couple of years “Virtual Clothing” and “3D Fashion” has come into existence, which cater to the very best of both these shopping practices. Now Virtual Clothing: is defined as any piece of clothing represented in a digital format accurately. In the majority of the cases these virtual formats can be created into real physical clothing, which can be a huge benefit for many e-commerce retailers.
Designers can now bring their fashion concepts and styles to global fashion hubs like New York, Paris, London, Milan and Asia to anyone with access to a cell phone or laptop.
3D Fashion and Virtual Clothing will represent the future of the fashion industry. Designers will be enabled to release whole new fashion lines without physically creating one single garment.
Harrods announced in June that they will have to delay 2022 Summer sale due to hold ups in the global supply chain, by two to three weeks. The fall out is a result of Brexit
“It’s almost impossible to find the right staff. We’ve lost significant amounts of people as a result of Brexit. And it’s not the skilled or qualified, it’s the people we need to do jobs that unfortunately the British will not do.”
Clothing outlets have been hit by problems with shipping and factory shutdowns in China and elsewhere in Asia as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Value fashion chain Prtimark also said this week that it was closely watching events in China, where lock downs were affecting some factories and ports, threatening potential disruption to deliveries of stock.