When it comes to looking to the future the most successful stars, TV personalities, and journalists all have some big ideas.
Here’s what some of the world’s most creative professionals think is coming in 2016.
”There is a big shift away from a glossy corporate vibe towards eccentricity. Even big corporations like Gucci and Chanel are presenting themselves in a less slick corporate manner. Whether it’s a fashion show, a party or an ad campaign, it’s all about adding a dollop of idiosyncrasy and a little bohemian edge.” Simon Doonan Creative Ambassador-at-Large, Barneys NY
“In 2016, tasting-menu-only restaurants will continue to trend but will become less significant, and more casual restaurants with multi-option menu experiences will eventually take over.” Mario Batali Chef, Restaurateur, Entrepreneur
“Today everything is rapidly disposable, which is unfortunate because there’s something beautiful about honest authenticity. By moving everything so fast, we’re pushing to the next before we’ve had a chance to digest the first thing. Too many choices is confusing and overwhelming.
Instead, I think it’s better to stay consistent and authentic — take what you do best, commit to it, and make it the best it can be. Genuine, honest loyalty has been lost in a world of too fast, over assorted, too big and over the top.“ Marissa Webb Creative Adviser, Banana Republic
”When we feel great about what we’re wearing, we step out into the world with confidence. That confidence creates positive connections in our lives both personally and professionally. I believe there is a trend brewing to reshape fashion to use clothing as a tool to attain this level of empowerment.” Leesa Evans Costume Designer, Celebrity Stylist, & Co-Founder of Stylefund
“I’m excited to see how technology continues to evolve and impact our everyday lives. The advancement of video and mobile technology has been fascinating, especially in the 360/ Virtual Reality vertical.“ Justine Ezarik aka iJustine American YouTube personality and author
“We live in an anything-goes world where it’s OK to mix high with low, mid-century with minimalist modern, colors, patterns, and everything in between. The best trend I’m seeing — and one that I hope continues through 2016 — is people forgetting the ‘rules’ and loving what they love unapologetically. I wouldn’t have it any other way.“ Jonathan Adler Potter, Designer and Author
“I feel confident that in 2016 we will start to see a major shift in Hollywood with regards to women. With the topics of equal pay and opportunities for women being so heavily discussed right now, my hope is that we will start to see the multitude of creative and intelligent women out there taking on significant roles both behind the camera and in the boardrooms” Issa Rae Actress and Writer
“Technology will continue to be the defining factor in what we do next year. It will be integrated into fashion, fabrics, and all aspects of our lives with new apps to communicate and streamline our lives and make things (theoretically) easier and more productive. I believe there will be more transactions executed at etail than retail. I believe the concept of fashion shows will begin to transform and be reinvented to take advantage of this technology and address the changing whims and fancies of the fashion industry.” Fern Mallis President at Fern Mal is LLC and creator of New York City Fashion Week