When we look at the spring/summer 2021 trends, no one has to acknowledge the context in which the looks were created. The world is showcasing designers from around the world who are working on the lockdown, many of them outside their studios. Their teams are separate and face huge logistical challenges, but now – you can see that.
The Four Capitals
The four cities are optimistic, with clothes designed for a post-lockdown world – think New York, London, Paris, and Milan. Many designers expect more fun with outfits, a sunny outlook that shows that there is more room for creativity and creativity in the fashion industry than ever before. Although the collections are born, there are still some question marks over what we will the 2021 trends be, so we have outlined some pieces and styling tweaks that will have a place in your wardrobe this spring.
Halpern is a perfect example of this feeling, having designed a collection of clothes for New York Fashion Week, the first of its kind in Europe.
She told Vogue at the time: ‘Fashion supports people and gives them a break when they’re having a terrible time. You don’t want to fantasize or ignore what’s happening in the world around you, you have to behave yourself and have fun.
The dresses were extravagant and incredibly beautiful, but the two dresses that went viral almost immediately were the Giorgio Armani gown and the Alexander McQueen gown for Gwyneth Paltrow and Gwen Stefani. Net-a-Porter has invested heavily in this category, buying over 3,000 dresses for SS21 and has 10,000 clothing options for this season. Casual clothing has a place in your wardrobe, no matter which designer you imagine, as long as it is affordable and comfortable.
I think swimwear for SS21 has gone up, at least in one resort, but no one did so more than Versace, which had starfish emblazoned on dresses and high-fashion Hawaiian shirts.
Victoria Beckham has added jeans to her collection, telling the Guardian: “I’ve lived in vintage jeans my whole life. Denim is a category that has seen a rise in demand over the years, but the most significant change I have seen has been the rise of denim as a fashion accessory in recent years. It’s used in everything from Gabriella Hearst in an amazing indigo dress to a denim button-down dress. Demand for jeans is on the rise, as seen in the fashion of Matchesfashion, and also by high-end brands such as Gucci and Prada.
I’ll tell you for sure, I’ve never retired from an elastic waist in the gym and I certainly won’t in the future.
How you dress can have a huge impact on how you feel and reflect a bigger mood shift, so you’ll find sections for prom dresses and sections for slippers. Given the current climate, it’s no surprise that designers are exploring a new approach to what’s really needed this fashion season. There are two approaches – some create fantastic, infectious garments to rekindle the joy of dress, others bring back classic pieces that serve as an extension of years of comfortable uniforms.