The coronavirus pandemic has affected the culture of so many communities globally. The way of life that people are so used to have evolved from what we used to know. The burden of instilling hope in humanity will fall on some particular industries’ shoulders, one of which is the fashion industry. Considering that much has changed and will still change after the pandemic’s final exit, this burden is not easy to carry.
The level of disruption in the global economy can be described as unprecedented. The fashion industry is almost in crisis because this event was unforeseen and unplanned. You will find that globally, many factories are shutting down or have already shut down as an effect of the pandemic. According to fashion experts, the future fashion retail business may reflect the same aftermaths of the flu epidemic and other global pandemics.
It is estimated that the industry’s focus will be to proffer hope to a world that has lost so much in the past few months. People might go for bolder prints to instill confidence or the less bold ones as a reminder. However, the change would come about; one thing is sure: the fashion industry would never be the same. Some projected modifications are expected to occur in the post-pandemic world. Some of these changes are;
People are expected to dress more simply
Due to the pandemic’s depressing effects, people are prone to dress more simply and less extravagantly. Whether that is because they have less money to flaunt or the moral factor that believes that ostentatiousness is a bad taste in times like these, it is expected that people will adopt simplicity as their fashion style.
Fashion trends will slow down
There will be fewer people to follow the fashion trends of celebrities and famous people. Instead, we might find that classics and vintages will become the order of the day. Less disposable income will imply less money to spend on clothes, so people will prefer to wear clothes that will remain fashionable for a long time to come.
People will make do with what they have
It is expected that there will be no craze for the newest and most fashionable garment in town. We may find that people will rather mend, wash, and launder well the clothes they have to be presentable. During the pandemic’s heat, so many persons sew their face masks, mended their clothes, and hemmed their pants without a professional’s help.
People may “DIY” their beauty and wellness routines
It is expected that many persons would go easy on their scheduled beauty and wellness routines. People will make up themselves and find easier ways to cut down the expenses on their beauty routines. The sale of beauty products is still expected to continue, though not as fast as before. There might be a change in how wellness routines are scheduled.
Perhaps, the most expected change is how fashion will be portrayed. It may evolve to encourage confidence, instill hope, and improve people’s self-esteem after a long time of depression.