Connections is one of the crucial manifestations of this emergence wherein consumers are drawn to liquid-like silhouettes and forms, given shape via rigid and semi-rigid materials, stones and metals.
Humanity understands now the collective need not only to co-exist with the wild, but also to actively collaborate and design the future.
Youth is no longer an age, but a sentiment and mindset. This sensibility is at the heart of this design theme, which tracks the evolution and elevation of all that youth consider worthwhile and necessary.
Nextalgia will be about addressing the future needs of humanity inspired from our collective past, providing a blended sense of re-assurance along with practicality.
As the world moves at breakneck speed integrating tech more robustly and seamlessly into our lives, there are also significant markers of tech-exhaustion and digital fatigue making people want to reduce or remove unnecessary technological dependence - leaning to older, simpler, analogue and more artisanal ways of doing things.
The strongest urges after a traumatic event are those of hyper-celebration and maximizing humanity’s needs to reclaim one’s grounding through boundary-pushing experiences and escapism.