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Score: 7
This Week and Mild Top 4 Examples: 11,084 Total Clicks Date Range: May 14 - Mar 15
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The fashion industry attempts to do vulgar humor in an understated way
Implications - In an effort to connect with a younger consumer, the fashion industry is adding a vulgar sense of humor to garments and accessories. Recognizing the comic appeal of profanity and self-deprecation, yet wanting to stay aesthetically consistent, brands are incorporating these elements in a way that is understated and minimalist. Ultimately, this shift reflects a consumer desire for garments that reflect their personality while being versatile and wearable. [More]
Score: 7.7
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 32,330 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 14 - Mar 15
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Fitness fashion becomes streamlined and minimalist for added versatility
Implications - The sportswear and fashion industry have collided in efforts to appease both the fashion-focused athlete and the fitness-focused fashionista. To be as versatile as possible, collaborations between fitness retailers and fashion brands opt for a minimalist design that can translate effortlessly from the gym to the street. Ultimately, fashion fitness reveals a consumer desire for performance and functionality along with aesthetics. [More]
Score: 6.5
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 12,329 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 14 - Mar 15
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Moving away from the mainstream, clothing is deconstructed for authenticity
Implications - Connecting with the average consumer can be challenging, particularly for high-end fashion retailers, giving way to a move toward less polished clothing designs. Appealing to a consumer desire for authenticity, brands are turning to designs like patchwork and mix-and-match patterns to differentiate themselves from more manufactured looks, intentionally breaking down materials for rustic appeal. [More]
Score: 7.2
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 16,036 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 14 - Jan 15
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Retro elements of the entertainment world enter the fashion market
Implications - Looking to profess pop culture prowess, consumers are expressing their knowledge of the entertainment world with retro imagery. This blending of cultural elements denotes demand for nostalgia in fashion for cohesive products that are custom to the consumers' individual taste and preference. [More]
Score: 6.6
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 15,672 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 13 - Jan 15
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A retro aesthetic becomes apparent in fashion amongst amateur seamstresses
Implications - Upcycling materials or using new ones for a retro flair, consumers are choosing to DIY their own vintage clothing rather than purchase secondhand. This resonating shift identifies a preference for customized expression that's cost-effective and customized to consumers' needs. [More]
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Score: 7.2
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 19,407 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 14 - Jan 15
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Vintage style is merged with modern design quality to consumer praise
Implications - The fashion-conscious consumer is always on the hunt for a product that's both stylish and quality made, which is being satisfied with premium fashions with a retro flair. This re-purposing of vintage styles with the benefits of modern materials pleases consumers who crave familiar styles. [More]
Score: 5.9
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 11,529 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 13 - Jan 15
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Kids fashion shifts toward emulating older, adult tastes
Implications - Reflecting an increasing need among teens and tweens to "grow up" faster, contemporary kids clothes are moving toward a more mature aesthetic. Creating apparel pieces that reflect older, adult lifestyles, retailers are not only providing a more refined clothing option, but they're also allowing kids to showcase an affinity for adulthood in an accessible way. [More]
Score: 7.9
This Year and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 20,814 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 13 - Dec 14
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Brands make use of ethical materials to appeal to a multitude of demographics
Implications - As the eco movement wavers on, consumers are looking for products that are sustainable and chic, which is being addressed with ethical animal materials in fashion. This shift resonates with consumers on the hunt for excess, but without the associated guilt of cruel or environmentally irresponsible goods. [More]
Score: 7.5
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 26,765 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 13 - Dec 14
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Materials for active lifestyles become a mainstay in the industry
Implications - Brands are changing the game with multi-functional garments made with fabrics typically designed specifically for active lifestyles. Utilizing natural and synthetic fibers, and offering comfort in garments where it wasn't previously a priority, these innovations satisfy a need for versatile goods with health and lifestyle in mind. [More]
Score: 7.8
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 18,470 Total Clicks Date Range: May 14 - Dec 14
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Concerns over waste levels sees recyclables transformed into quality fashions
Implications - Fashion brands are beginning to distance themselves from materials like silk or cotton in favor of recycled plastic that can be cost effectively transformed into hip fashions. Using discarded plastic as the main material, these designs create an eco-friendly aesthetic that appeals to consumers while enhancing brand perception. [More]