With Paris Fashion Week finishing just last week, I thought I would look at the key trends for Spring/Summer (S/S) 2021. These trends are taken from both the physical and digital shows from the fashion capitals- Milan, Paris, London and New York.
The pandemic has had a huge impact on what clothes have been shown during fashion week, with designers understanding that things won’t be fully back to normal for the season next year. It has caused designers to adapt and come up with innovative trends, that are fit for the ‘new normal’. With so many trends emerging, here are a few that are easily wearable and just what need we need after the rollercoaster ride of 2020-
1. Loose Blazers, the new Workwear
As most of us are currently working from home in comfy loungewear and pjs, adapting to wearing office wear again will be difficult. Therefore, it’s no surprise that brands such as Zimmermann, Jason Wu and Badgley Mischka have re-introduced loose fitting blazers, that are professional, yet still comfortable and easy to wear. Blazers are a New York Fashion Week staple, and are definitely going to be a huge trend for S/S 2021.
2. Wide-Leg Trousers
Another trend highlighting the importance of comfort for the new season is wide-leg trousers. Leading fashion brands such as Dior, Chloé and Chanel were seen maintaining their impeccable tailoring but choosing wide-leg styles that are more breathable and casual to suit consumers during Covid-19. This trend was seen across each of the fashion capitals and is likely to be copied by various fast fashion brands.
3. Bold Prints
Some fashion designers have chosen bright and bold prints for their spring/summer collections, to bring new hope to the season. Prints were a prominent trend during Milan Fashion Week. Marni, Versace and Valentino have all utilised prints to show they want to move on from the pandemic and move towards a post covid era, and a fresh start.
4. Water, Sea and Nautical Motifs
A huge trend seen during London Fashion Week from brands such as Burberry, Emilia Wickstead and Osman Yousefzada was the theme of the water and the sea. Brands acknowledged this was to reflect the demand for inclusivity in the fashion industry, and to represent healing, rebirth and spiritualness. This is definitely a trend specifically designed for the new normal. Pop Sugar said it’s a “renewed respect for the natural world”.
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*Disclaimer- Photos are not my own and are sourced from Vogue Collections.