Another Year for Innovation: Expected Trends
As 2017 comes to a close, 2018 allows for another year of innovative ideas that will result in unforgettable fashion trends. We predict that a great deal of these ideas will continue to come from, or be inspired by our African culture. But what we also find to be a possibility, is the marrying of new technology and african designs - with a new type of fabric termed smart fabrics.
The difference between conventional fabrics and smart fabrics is that smart fabrics have nanotechnology integrated into them. This means it gives the design the ability to change colors or temperature, or even change their shapes via electricity. This is functionality at the highest level!
We believe smart fabrics will definitely continue on the rise in the fashion industry, as designers are always seeking new and innovative ways to showcase (and in this case, exaggerate) their creativity. We have no doubt African designers will be inspired to use smart fabrics in their collections as well.