Once again in the realm of fashion, trends have come and gone unexpectedly. Unpredictable, surprising or perhaps serendipitous - trend researchers and trend reporters apply themselves season after season to predict the unpredictable and to stay two steps ahead.
In testament to our time and current worldly affairs, Afterpay Australia have laboured away hours on behalf of fellow Australians to help us all plan ahead responsibly when preparing to cloak ourselves for the winter. And according to the Afterpay Bi-Annual Global Fashion Trends Report, we see both unexpected and expected guests make the line up from gumboots to lilac, organza and padlocks as they make this seasons trend round up.
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Afterpay seem to be forecasting outdoor footwear and wet weather shoes will be the new go to on everyone's agenda as consumer patterns show more and more Australian's seem to be preparing for get-aways and winter adventures.
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It can be debated whether it was the lilac sported by Bella Hadid or the lilac worn by Oprah in her recent interview with Harry and Meghan, either way Afterpay trend forecasters have reported that consumer behaviours show that the calming hue of lilac is surpassing every one of its other coloured associates in popularity for the cooler months ahead.
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A fabric most often promised in bridal, Afterpay's winter fabric trend forecast included playful and textual fabrics of Organza, Pointelle and Teddy.
Predicting trends and forecasting what people will want can be a wild variable. However, many have accomplished this before us proving that perhaps backed by the right data, trends are foreseeable. This winter, spend responsibly and take a gander at the upcoming trends for the season by heading and viewing Afterpay's full trend report.