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What will the bespoke wardrobes of 2050 be like ?

What will the bespoke wardrobes of 2050 be like ?

What will the bespoke wardrobes of 2050 be like ?

Director and founder of Wyndham design Richard Thomas asked one question.

What will the bespoke wardrobes of 2050 be like ?

The truth is no one really knows for sure, but based on the natural progression of bespoke wardrobe concepts and their development over the last 3 decades within our own business, we can safely say things are going to get clever. Very clever…

The information provided to us in the digital and physical world is growing exponentially, and the ways in which we interact with this information is also shifting.

The biggest game changers in the industry will be born out of our growing necessity to want to possess more clothing and accessories, and to store them in less space.

-Intelligence and Perception.

The bespoke wardrobes of 2050 will have built-in artificial intelligence, allowing the wardrobe to essentially “think for itself”. This will allow the wardrobe to archive and catalogue all your individual garments, and by doing so, have the ability to provide a clothing selection based on the associated mood, weather or occasion of the day.

These commands could then be activated via voice or tablet interaction, and clothing options could be provided through augmented reality.

-Storage Space and Presentation.

The storage of a bespoke wardrobe in 2050, as compared to today’s wardrobes, will essentially be a space effectiveness exercise.

Space has always come at a premium, and companies are developing intelligent carousel systems that can be controlled by central tablets that can automate and articulate awkward spaces to preserve that space.

Equally, it’s not out of the question that a bespoke wardrobe will occupy voids in other rooms and roof spaces, and only be present when required, thus leaving the bedroom an open haven, simply as a space to rest.

Once a garment or outfit is chosen, it could be highlighted for ease of selection though a visual queue. This may be in the form of light, or even an automated gesture.

Given the nature of sliding doors and the advantages of their space-saving ability within a bedroom, it is unlikely that this format will be superseded by 2050; however, they will almost certainly be utilised more effectively.

Companies such as Samsung have had mirror televisions in the market for over 10 years, and are currently developing screens that are are as thin as paper. It’s conceivable that these tv screens will become integrated with wardrobe doors, and images projected through them.

-Material Technology

The materials within the clothing industry, and the wardrobes themselves, will favour a sustainable source, as well as one which is flexible in design.

It cannot be overlooked that the way clothes are manufactured may have a huge impact on how the wardrobe itself will be defined. Fashion designers are already prototyping materials that can fold and pack to minimal sizes, so by definition, wardrobe interiors may have to be reconsidered.

Conditioning and preservation of clothes also has long been a consideration within bespoke wardrobes, and this will be an area utilised in the future to positive effect.

LG are currently researching and developing self-cleaning systems that will condition and “aerate”, to provide care and longevity to our garments.

One thing is for certain; with the rate of technological advancement and range of options available, we are likely to see our clothes as a fluid extension of our imaginations, rather than just physical garments.

The bespoke wardrobe will always be able to be tailored physically to suit us individually; but bespoke digital solutions will allow the wardrobes of the future to become a blank canvas, allowing our imaginations to dream in a virtual world.

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