Every day we find out new- or old- terminologies that cross-affect different areas of our society. One of these sets of terms is problem-solving, the ability of humans to solve issues that we face in our day-to-day.
But, how does this affect to the fashion industry? Like in every sector, to face a problem, the team brainstorms to see what possibilities of solution exist. After this step, the solutions or the best solutions are implemented, an assessment of the effects that these decisions will have is carried out, and work is done to make it effective.
What situations or examples could we find related to the world of fashion design? For example, the current trend of not associating baby blue clothing with boys and pink clothing with girls. Brands can look for solutions for this designing way, creating pieces of clothing that can be used interchangeably for each sex. This also applies not only to childrenâ€™s clothing, but to any age range that helps breaking the stereotype.
Itâ€™s also already common to see on catwalks men wearing skirts or clothes with ruffles, garments originally associated with women. The unisex collections are increasingly popular among all kinds of designers, dressmakers and brands.
Another example that is also quite standardized within the problem-solving is the fact that a designer makes popular garments in developing countries with the help of local artisans. They can give manpower and know-how, helping these people to develop fairly and professionally.
And how not to mention the sizes of clothing that are established by the industry and the market and lay out that a â€śperfectâ€ť woman or men has a determined size of pant or shirt. There are quite a few female dressmakers who have rejected that canon of beauty in their collections and have opted to place on their catwalk models with â€śnot perfectâ€ť sizes with which the clients can feel fully identified.
Together with all these examples we cannot forget the importance of circular economy and sustainability, that is increasingly being implemented by the different strata of the fashion industry and companies.