There has become a sudden increase in the Flat-Agers, who are defined by being over 60 and having no input within the fashion industry. However, this has now changed, and instead are becoming more of the targeted audience due to the money that the consumers have, as they are no longer working and have the necessities of the modern world. The money is therefore able to be spent on meaningful connections to them, such as family or friends, as well as adventures, experiences and products which they are yet to have consumed themselves.
People are now living longer, which is something that is becoming more of a reality within our culture; people are retiring later, and are becoming healthier due to the accessible resources. A prime example of this is the wonderful Anna Wintour, who is indeed 64 years of ago, however she doesn’t wear an anorak and comfy plat shoes, nor does she stop looking stylish and keeping up to date with technologies and the fashion industry; so why should all of the other older generation nor follow in her footsteps?
‘Something exciting is in the air. Forget everything you thought about being old, or age even. In the society of the future, age isn’t just a number – it’s flat.’
There was once a gap between age and beauty, yet Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Daphne Selfe, Alexandra Shulman and many other inspirations within the industry have proven that you can re-adventure into the new world, and that within that age gap they’re increasing becoming more adventurous, beautiful and willing to try new things; which is what you’d expect the younger generation to do. This creation within the industry hs driven to older models, such as Bernhard Wilhelm, and the rise in technology blooming within the flat-agers. 30% of American’s between 50-64 years old own their own tablet or iPad, proving that you’re never too old for a new adventure.