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The Unbearable Drabness of Dressing

May 11, 2016 | News & Analysis

The Casual Living Ubertrend is leading to a world where the accepted global uniform is a t-shirt and a pair of jeans. Judging by the innovative vision of science-fiction wardrobe designers, fashion will eventually resemble Jessica Alba’s unitard outfit in the 2005 movie Silver Surfer.

Last week’s Met Gala, themed “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” drove celebrities, like Taylor Swift pictured above, to parade more daring than usual outfits. Yet one glance at typical apparel merchandise reveals a sea of look-alike fashions that stubbornly cling to the past and lack any innovation.

A notable exception is the yoga streetwear trend propelled by such pioneering brands as lululemon.

Who will disrupt the $225 billion U.S. apparel market?

Michael Tchong

Michael Tchong

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Michael Tchong is a distinguished analyst renowned for his expertise in scrutinizing and dissecting societal, cultural, and technological trends. His invaluable insights serve as a cornerstone for guiding businesses and organizations towards more informed decisions regarding their products, services, and innovation strategies.
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