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Trend Q&A: S/S holiday crafting trends and more

Nextovers trend, youth fashion, S/S crafting. Background image of needle and black yarn for knitting
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Mar 09, 2023 By WGSN Insider

The nextovers trend, future youth fashion and key trends for S/S crafts. That and more on today’s episode.

Want to know what’s next? Listen to the show where our experts from around the globe unpack your biggest challenges. This week, WGSN’s CEO Carla Buzasi takes us to Singapore, London and New York to discover the latest trends in fashion, food and drink and interiors.

Watch the full episode below or read on for highlights of this episode:

Q: The cost-of-living crisis has given rise to a trend called nextovers. What does this look like?
“This idea of nextovers is gaining traction on social media as consumers hack their way to cost-conscious yet creative meals. Nextovering is a more intentional approach to transforming leftovers, surplus meal components and unused ingredients into a completely different meal the next day. 

“For example, prepping extra roast potatoes for dinner today to turn them into tortillas the next, or transforming leftover pad thai takeout into Vietnamese spring rolls with rice paper and fresh herbs.”
–  Rachel Tan, Food & Drink Strategist, WGSN
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Q: After the popularity of Y2K, what are the next youth fashion trends?
“The influence of the noughties is still set to continue, but we’re moving towards the indie scene from the mid 2000s to early 2010. This aligns with a new wave of hedonism and a loss of partying. 

“As well as the indie direction, we’ve noticed a shift towards smarter aesthetics among the youth consumer and a resurgence of 1990s minimalism and relaxed tailoring. This has been prompted by TikTok trends such as Downtown Girl, which revolves around the romanticisation of city life in New York.”
– Mia Jacobs, Fashion Youth Strategist, WGSN
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Q: What are the key trends for crafting this S/S?
“Two main themes are driving the different trends: one is transseasonality and the other is sustainability. Within transseasonality, we’re seeing a wider approach to print, pattern and colour to make it applicable from spring to summer and throughout the year. 

“For sustainability, think of organic materials. For adults, we’re looking at wood, clay and dried florals to make beautiful decor. And for kids, think foraged nature education activities that have a hands-on approach.”
– Cassandra Gagnon, Interiors Analyst, WGSN
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