Pandemics may change our outfits: Melbourne fashion professionals

As Melbourne Fashion Week begins November 15-21, fashion experts expect Melvernian to transform into a more leisurely clothing style in the post-blockade world.

Dr. Kate Sarah, a design and technology instructor at the Fashion and Textile School at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), said Melbourne’s black taste may be replaced by more colors and glitz on the streets of Melbourne. I said I couldn’t.

“History has repeatedly shown that after a major global crisis, as in both the World War and the recession of the early 1980s, there is usually an excessive and extravagant period when it comes to fashion. “She said.

“Now that things are reopened, we think the same thing will happen here.”

Sarah argued that she believed that people would accept the opportunity to dress up and use clothes as a way to celebrate freedom. This can lead to many colors and prints.

“We find that people really pay attention to the wind when it comes to dressing, they’re pretty experimental and they really enjoy what they wear,” she said.

“Also, with looser silhouettes, people want a sense of comfort and comfort, and a leisurewear atmosphere, even when channeling eveningwear.

“For example, the tendency to wear sneakers in evening outfits will continue, there will be more mismatches, and anything will happen. It will be very experimental, bold and very enjoyable.”

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The model will parade clothing by Melbourne RMIT student Phoebe Pendergast-Jones during Melbourne Fashion Week on September 1, 2019. (WilliamWest / AFP via Getty Images)

Dr. Stephen Wigley, Deputy Dean of the School’s Fashion Company, agrees to choose more casual work clothes when people return to the office.

“recently Research Of the 20,000 consumers in 11 markets, including Australia, by global athleisure brand Lululemon, 81% of respondents say they will perform better at work if they feel physically comfortable. I did.

“So, for example, in many workplaces there are less ties, and women can strip off more restrictive clothing such as skirt suits and high heels.

Wigley believes that a pandemic is likely to be the beginning of the end of the office dress code, or at least the emergence of a new dress code.

“Just as companies that fail to hire more flexible work styles and hybrid workplaces struggle to attract and retain staff, organizations that maintain a strict office dress code can face similar challenges. There is sex, “he said.

Melbourne has endured one of the longest blockades in the world, with intermittent protests against vaccination mandates, blockades, and the Victoria State Government’s controversial pandemic management bill.

Epoch Times Sydney Staff