After presenting online her latest Autumn-Winter collection, Esfera, the designer Inês Torcato was challenged by the Portuguese publication Notícias Magazine to guess what the future of fashion will be. In an industry that lives of “aesthetic cycles”, the stylist’s predictions disruption: “freer clothing, with genderless pieces”, more sustainable materials and less ecological footprint.
“From time to time, we start liking things that we had already liked but stopped liking,” says the young designer, which finds inspiration in the 70s to find out what will happen in the next thirty years, foreseeing a return to simplicity and a reinforcement of concepts such as “peace and love, the fraternal spirit of union, communion with the world and with nature”.
Inês Torcato also predicts a fashion world more detached from gender constraints – “a world where the clothes we wear reflect who we are. Clothes that set us free”- and more concerned with the manufacturing processes. “I see fashion as a vehicle for this new simplicity, in which we look for pieces with good materials, biodegradable, recyclable or locally produced and that last a lifetime without damaging the planet”, she explains.
New concepts that have already influenced her creative process. In her recent collection, “Esfera”, through pastel colours and countless materials, the stylist tells the story of a futuristic society where “the plurality of being is so great and the difference so identifying that plurality becomes unity”.