Globally, the designers scrutinize the past, through the sepia prism of nostalgia, to bring us their visions of a surreal future.
Think high-shine metallics, oversized space-age shapes, cocoon-shaped outerwear, new flapper embellishments, side-by-side patterns, and ’80s glam – all with a 2021 update. .
Here’s a summary of the biggest trends for F / W 21, which nods to much needed post-pandemic redux.
The folds have received an ergonomic makeover. They are now both very functional and cool enough to wear everywhere. Crafted in fancy tweed and silk, as at Chanel and Erdem and heat-set and designed, at 3.1 Phillip Lim and Issey Miyake.
There is an urgent need to tackle the state of clothing schizophrenia in which we find ourselves. It starts with a simple question: what do we want to wear right now? The answer: everything!
Choose from a mishmash of art-inspired prints at ChloÃ© and Louis Vuitton and a collage of patches and patterns at Dolce and Gabbana and Etro.
THE RE-EMERGING 1980s
The emphasis is on bold, unapologetic and lavish ’80s-inspired glamor that is not for the faint of heart. We’re talking about pieces Madonna wouldn’t hesitate to wear.
Highlight futuristic, highly reflective clothing that is also great for going for a walk on a Saturday night – now that people can go out again (in other parts of the world).
Our favorite: the reflective bronze jumpsuit from Off-White.
THE NEW GATSBY
The spirit of the Roaring Twenties is in the spotlight in 2021. The result? A brilliant Gatsby-inspired wardrobe that you will covet.
Our roundup of the best outerwear options that will help you stand out in the crowd and protect you from damage, if needed!
‘Puffy’, ‘shock-absorbing’, ‘orb-like’ – just a few adjectives you’ll use to describe your wardrobe now.
We’re all drawn to the spectacular garbage bag dresses at Sportsmax and Comme des GarÃ§ons and bulbous sleeves at Alexander McQueen and Christian Siriano.
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