Fashion month Fall/Winter 2021 has come and gone and, though we hope the pandemic has abated by next season, we thoroughly enjoyed seeing designers get creative with outdoor shows and other COVID-conscious workarounds. From New York to Paris, brands looked forward to post-pandemic dressing, showing both party-ready designs and relaxed silhouettes catering to our newfound appreciation for loungewear.
Labels big and small have us excited for what’s to come in fashion, from statement footwear to quilted coats. Keep reading for our top five FW21 trends.
Get ready for the resurgence of pink. Blush tones appeared in collections from Self-Portrait, Thebe Magugu and Fendi, rendered as feminine frocks and tailored suiting. Veering away from millennial pink, designers opted for a shades ranging from pale champagne to bubblegum pink.
Playing off the success of sweater vests, designers presented cozy, coordinated knitwear marrying comfort and sophistication. Isabel Marant showed a ribbed knit pullover paired with a matching knee-length skirt, and Proenza Schouler presented a slouchy, chocolate brown turtleneck and maxi. Marni also dabbled in knits, washing them in bright orange and pink ombré.
Quilted coats and jackets arrived in the form of a neon bomber at Eckhaus Latta and a pillowy lavender puffer at Miu Miu. At Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri offered a refined take on down-filled outerwear, quilting a black overcoat with the same grid-like top-stitching that appears on the house’s iconic Lady bag.
Designers stepped into FW21 foot first. Versace dressed models in towering, chunky heels constructed with bejeweled ankle straps and Prada showed platform boot leggings printed with colorful, geometric graphics. Schiaparelli presented some particularly eye-catching styles including ankle-breaking flat-forms and thigh-high boots with molded toes dipped in gold.
- Image Credit
- Sandy Liang; Miu Miu; Proenza Schouler