2020 Fashion Trends: Courageous, Inclusive and Towards Sustainable

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NUSADAILY.COM – JAKARTA – The fashion world in every decade always creates a trend and makes it a new character in an era. Like for example denim overalls that were popular in the 1990s, to skinny jeans which became a favorite in the 2010s.

According to the famous fashion designer Musa Widyatmodjo, at the beginning of this decade, there was already a tendency for fashion trends to be more diverse, bold, and not based on just one popular thing.

“The fashion trend this time is different from the previous decade. In the past, there was an ‘agreement’ that occurred (in fashion). For example, now the trend is floral motifs, brown color, and so on,” Musa said when met by ANTARA in Jakarta, Saturday, January 18.

Furthermore, the new breakthrough that was formed from “disagreement” was none other than made by each person.

According to him, at this time modern society is bolder in expressing themselves through their choice of appearance. Supported by information disclosure, allows everyone to share and get fashion references in accordance with their character.

“I see a lot of concepts that are more individual and have character. From year to year, more to the fusion of individual styles; how to mix culture, to styling that is colorful, bold, and experimental,” Musa said.

For designers who have existed in the fashion world for almost three decades, modern society has a tendency to be different and not uniform.

“There is an expression not to cause uniformity. That diversity is a benchmark for the value of modern society today that does not want to be the same,” he continued


In addition to competing to express themselves in a variety of styles, Moses sees that the diversity that occurs also exists in the individual himself.

Instead of making a style suitable only for one body type, or only suitable for a particular gender, fashion in the 2020s will be more inclined to inclusiveness – where all have the right to appear with confidence in the body owned.

“Fashion is not just a skinny or thin body, but also for a variety of body shapes, more inclusive. The current model does not have to be pretty with standard formulations in the 1980-1990s, but more to personality and uniqueness,” Musa said.

“Now there are models that are fat, thin, with smooth skin to brindles, all of which have representations,” he continued.

The representation and mixing of styles also influence the types of fashion approaches that are also increasingly diverse. From the beginning, there were only feminine and masculine styles and models, androgynous and gender-less models emerged.

“The more here there is a mixture of styles ranging from feminine, masculine, androgynous until now there are also gender-less; not women or men. That’s the latest and different trends in the world then and now,” he said.

Towards Sustainable

One trend that is predicted to be popular this decade is the existence of “sustainable fashion” that is environmentally friendly.
This movement has a mission to make the fashion industry more ethical to the environment from the amount of waste generated by the fashion industry on earth.

The ease of buying clothes (fast fashion) and disposing of other clothes that actually can still be used is arguably the main contribution of fashion waste.

The waste is formed through the use of inexpensive fabric dyes that contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment, to the use of polyester or nylon materials made from materials that are difficult to decompose.

Although this movement has a good purpose in keeping the earth to live a little longer, Musa claimed there are still many challenges that must be passed so that “sustainable fashion” really has an impact.

The designer who began his work in the fashion world since 1991 said that many important things must be considered in supporting one of the actions to prevent global warming.

“There is still a lot of homework (homework) for sustainable fashion. Sustainable cannot only be interpreted literally, but the scope is also very broad,” Musa said.

“There is sustainability in it, there are responsibilities with social, economic, raw materials, and the process does not exist, there is no waste,” he continued.

Meanwhile, a number of world celebrities have introduced the trend. For example, the actor Joaquin Phoenix wore a long tuxedo at the Golden Globe 2020 event, some time ago.

By wearing old clothes, unconsciously has contributed to saving the environment and future generations. (Via)