If this pandemic has taught us one thing related to fashion, it is that we don’t need half of the clothes we have in our wardrobes. With many people working from home and spending more indoors, clothes are just left in the wardrobes unworn. I really can’t remember the last time I really played dress up. It would have been something during the first half of the year before everything changed. I still don’t know when I will have a good reason to play dress up. Maybe just for the cameras, but definitely not for an event. I believe we have witnessed the death of fast fashion, at least for the next few years. It is now back to slow fashion.
What is slow fashion?
Going back to slow fashion simply means buying fewer clothes and accessories. This has been happening gradually over the years for most of us, but it is currently happening even more due to the current economic issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fashion industry has a major waste issue. Many people buy more clothes and accessories than they need. Most of the items bought are hardly worn and just stay buried in wardrobes. Going back to slow fashion will put an end to this fashion waste. People will only buy what they need and make the most of what they do buy. There will be way more capsule wardrobes and conscious shoppers. In the long run, this change in shopping will help the environment massively and people will become more creative with their outfits. You can wear pieces in many different ways; going back to slow fashion will encourage more people to play around with their outfits more and recreate different looks.
I am keen to see how this slow fashion new way of life will work. It is great to be able to wear our pieces as often as possible in different ways than to just keep buying and buying. I believe those fast fashion days are gone for a bit. What do you think?