Delve into this year’s flavor, design, and style with a sneak peek into the anticipated trends of 2024 in food, design, and fashion.
As we bid farewell to the fashion phenomena of 2023, we’re gearing up for another rollercoaster ride of trends in 2024.
From haute couture to your dinner plate and the very essence of your living space, here’s a sneak peek into what the trends reveal.
Embarking on a gastronomic journey, our first stop is the realm of food and beverage.
According to New Food magazine, the culinary landscape in 2024 is set to witness a dynamic shift. And we’re not just talking about what’s on your plate but what’s happening in the lab and fields.
In the pursuit of health and wellness, Mintel forecasts a surge in interest in gut health for 2024.
No crystal ball needed here—Google searches for “gut health” were on the rise in 2023, reflecting a growing awareness among consumers.
With research from the likes of the Global Prebiotic Association, expect a smorgasbord of probiotics, prebiotics, and functional foods taking center stage. This offers a diverse array of options to nourish your gut microbiome.
From kimchi and kombucha to innovative probiotic-infused snacks, the market is evolving to cater to those prioritizing digestive well-being.
Less Ultra-Processed, More Quality
Navigating through the food landscape, we find ourselves at the crossroads of processed and ultra-processed products.
In 2022, the UK Government introduced restrictions on promoting high-fat, salt, or sugar (HFSS) products, causing quite a stir.
Mintel’s trends report emphasizes the need for clear communication to help consumers make informed decisions about processed and ultra-processed items in their diets.
According to Newfood, Floortje Hoette, CEO of Produced in Kent, notes a rise in innovative independent businesses prioritizing quality ingredients and mindful processing.
Could the growing awareness of health implications associated with ultra-processed foods lead to a shift toward favoring whole, natural ingredients?
The next 12 months will unveil the answer.
Aesthetic Imperfection Appreciation
Move over perfection; it’s time to embrace the quirks.
The push for material intelligence is gaining momentum, emphasizing the beauty in imperfections.
When it comes to natural materials, the call is to celebrate the inconsistencies in color, texture, and grain rather than eradicate them.
Raw and Mono-Material Magic
According to Dezeen, Designers are steering towards simplicity by reducing the complexity of materials. The goal is to create products easily disassembled for repair or recyclability.
As circularity becomes the norm, a ‘circular aesthetic’ emerges, celebrating efficient use of materials and raw finishes.
David Taylor’s Knuckle light for Hem, with its raw, folded, uncoated aluminum, stands as a prime example.
Lastly, let’s talk threads. What will we be wearing as we stride into 2024? Here are the top picks from fashion enthusiasts.
Short Shorts Take the Spotlight
British Vogue predicts a resurgence of short shorts. Micro shorts stole the show in Milan and Paris, making a bold statement as the logical conclusion to autumn’s no-pants trend.
All White Everything
Designers are shifting towards all-white ensembles, ranging from diaphanous and sheer to intricately embroidered.
A departure from the usual burst of spring colors, this trend signals a return to elegance in simplicity.
Sailor Chic Sets Sail
Sailor chic, characterized by nautical elements like stripes and crisp tailoring, is making waves in the fashion scene.
There you have it—the trends and predictions that will shape 2024, from your plate to your living room and straight into your wardrobe.
Stay tuned as we ride the wave of innovation and style in the months ahead!
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