Transformative Trends in Fashion Technology (2024)

The fashion industry is undergoing a digital metamorphosis, driven by advancements in technology. This report, based on Grishya Market Research Team, explores key trends shaping fashion technology and their potential impact on the industry's future.


Grishya Market Research conducted a comprehensive study encompassing various research methods. An online survey targeted fashion industry professionals (designers, retailers, technologists) across India to gather insights into technology adoption and future expectations. In-depth interviews with industry leaders provided valuable qualitative perspectives. Additionally, desk research analyzed current trends and emerging technologies impacting the fashion landscape.

Key Findings

  • The Rise of AI: 86% of respondents believe Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play a transformative role in fashion design and production. AI can be used for:
    • Generative Design: AI algorithms can create innovative and personalized garment designs based on user preferences and trend analysis.
    • Demand Forecasting: AI can analyze consumer data and predict future trends, optimizing production planning and reducing inventory waste.
  • Revolutionizing Retail with AR/VR: 78% of respondents see Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) as game-changers for retail experiences. AR allows virtual try-on experiences, while VR can immerse consumers in interactive brand storytelling.
  • 3D Printing for Sustainable Customization: 72% of respondents acknowledge the potential of 3D printing for on-demand, customized clothing production. This technology can reduce waste associated with traditional manufacturing and cater to individual needs.
  • Data-Driven Personalization: 90% of respondents recognize the importance of leveraging customer data for personalization. Data insights can be used for:
    • Targeted marketing campaigns: Recommending products based on past purchases and browsing behavior.
    • Personalized sizing and fit: Utilizing 3D body scanning technology to create custom-fit garments.

Emerging Technologies on the Horizon

  • The Metaverse and Digital Fashion: 62% of respondents are curious about the potential of the metaverse, a virtual world where users can interact and own digital fashion items. This could create new revenue streams and redefine fashion consumption.
  • Sustainable Materials and Blockchain for Transparency: 84% of respondents see a growing focus on sustainable materials and blockchain technology to track the origin and ethical production of garments, fostering trust and transparency in the supply chain.


Based on our research, Grishya Market Research Team recommends the following for fashion industry stakeholders to thrive in this evolving landscape:

  • Embrace Continuous Innovation: Actively explore and integrate new technologies like AI, AR/VR, and 3D printing into design, production, and retail operations.
  • Invest in Data Analytics: Leverage data insights to personalize the customer journey, optimize inventory management, and predict future trends.
  • Prioritize Sustainability: Incorporate sustainable materials and production processes while utilizing blockchain technology to ensure transparency and ethical practices.
  • Focus on Customer Experience: Utilize technology to create engaging and personalized shopping experiences, whether in-store or online.


The future of fashion is intricately woven with technology. By embracing these transformative trends, fashion brands can create innovative products, personalize customer experiences, and operate more sustainably. This will ensure they remain relevant and successful in the ever-evolving fashion landscape.

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