Top 10 trends for fall/winter 2021
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“The beginning of everything. Flexibility, a thaw, an awakening. A sudden increase in wildness. Release. Energy. Hope. Vitality. Threshold “. This is ali Smith’s article about spring. But she could still be writing fashion trends for fall/winter 2021.
It’s a sentiment the designers described and tried to convey in collections that rolled out in February and early March and will start hitting shelves in August. After a year of lockdown, another season of digital shows, but currently testing a vaccine-led line, the energy of the fashion industry is palpable.
Can you feel it too? The urge to open the closet door, pull out a dance dress, put on eyeliner, and bolt out the door into the night? The pandemic may have taught us to add masks and hand sanitizers to our psychological list of keys, credit cards and lipstick. But, judging by the AUTUMN/winter 2021 collections, that hasn’t dampened the fashion world’s enthusiasm for “going out”. As Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada said in a conversation after the announcement of their Prada project: “We all have a feeling of wanting to be in the world again.” We love fashion. We’re happy to share it with others.”
What would you choose to reappear? Second skin-print tights? (Hello, yoga enthusiasts. Your time is up. A little excuse to wear a miniskirt? The color of the glowing retina? A down jacket the size of a Zorbin ball, with the power of a cocoon? Sartorially, don’t make a mess of everything, Warns Ms. Prada. “More and more things. Some desire, some excitement. I personally want to control it because it may not be right, but it’s there.” At her purple fur catwalk, however, she did send sherbet-yellow coats and ankle-length handbags covered in steroid-like sequins. At this point, all we can do is shrug our shoulders and chant “Unprecedented time” a thousand times. This could be a precursor to clicking “Add basket.”
Girl power is another big theme for fall/winter 2021. Designers are aware that women are bearing the brunt of the epidemic, economically, socially and spiritually, and they want to support them. “This is a time of change for everyone,” says Lucy Meyer of Jil Sander. In order to be able to effect change, you need to feel empowered to do so.” Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski, of Hermes, said: “It is urgent to live again. My message to the world is that I believe in designing clothes for confident women. Each of them has a way of expressing female power.” Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli said: “It’s a radical act that empowers you to be yourself; That’s what I mean by romanticism today. It’s a subjective, almost anarchic gesture, an affirmation of one’s identity — completely punk.” Their ideas ranged from boy-meets-girl style (short skirts with boy-style jackets) to crisp, dark-washed denim and pure romanticism.