Fashion trends aren’t just for undernourished waifs walking the runways of Paris and New York City. They’re for the linemen and industrial workers making sure our homes have electricity and heat against the elements. OK, maybe that is a stretch, but the FR workwear market is in a state of evolution as an influx of advanced fabrics and new garment designs create new clothing systems that are a far cry from the inflexible, scratchy, boxy pants and “Michelin Man” jackets that were standard for many years. Here are four evolving trends in the marketplace:
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve probably heard of the term “athleisure.” Athleisure is a trend in which clothing designed for athletic activity is worn outside of the gym to go to the office, hang out with friends or other social occasions. At its core, the athleisure trend stems from people wanting more versatility from their clothing. Top designers at workwear companies, just like those at outdoor apparel brands, are now designing fashionable garments specifically built for comfort, durability, and performance for any occasion.