Raul Lopez, Lure
2022 felt like Cinderella Years to me. In 2023, I hope the fashion industry continues to create more space for stories like mine, and invites more Cinderellas to the ball.
Karlie Mark, dolls and dolls
We hope that there will be more opportunities for engagement and community among designers. I really admire everyone working in this field. An organized moment to get together and celebrate hard work would be great.
The industry is very noisy. It feels like everyone is trying to shout out loud without saying anything really important or essential. I want you to take more responsibility for things.
I feel we can all do better. I hope that smaller, younger brands have more space and that their voices are heard.
Peter Do wants to be more inclusive in terms of size, gender and even price. We want to find new ways to talk about our process and clothes. You probably don’t need to do a show all the time. I want you to have a life outside of work. Friends and family are really important.
Hilary Taymor, Corina Strada
Since the pandemic, the industry seems to have slowed its pace when it comes to reinventing sustainable practices. In 2023, we hope to get back on track by hosting more sustainable fashion shows, fewer destination shows, and pushing forward with innovative technologies to create sustainable fabrications.
Colm Dillane, Kidsuper
I want to put more weight on creators and ideas than celebrities. A fashion show should be a playground to express new ideas and experiments, to fail and hopefully progress. A store should be a place to inspire, create, and ultimately buy.
Over the past few years, it has been really fun to see our industry peers and partners innovating and thriving despite the restrictions and uncertainties of the pandemic. explored and showcased our skills as erudition. 2022 seemed to be a return to business as usual, but heading into 2023, I hope we continue to emerge from the status quo with the resilience we’ve developed in the face of uncertainty. Instead, choose to challenge yourself, experiment with more mediums, and explore different areas to cross boundaries.
Emily Adams Bourde Aujra, Bourde
We hope that more people will be introduced to artisans from around the world who specialize in preserving crafts and historical techniques.
Until recently, the challenge for designers has been to create things we’ve never seen before and satisfy our constant desire for new things. that is changing. Buyers are now acting more consciously. There is room for designers to connect their core essences and beliefs and offer customers unique ways to experience their brands through their own unique lens. We hope that 2023 will see a considered landscape where designers continue to question the world while offering garments that the wearer will want to cherish and wear for a long time.