Biggest Spring/Summer Fashion 2021 Trends

You could be forgiven for thinking that the spring/summer 2021 collections – and the subsequent raft of spring/summer 2021 trends – were something of a damp squib. Certainly, thanks to the ongoing pandemic, it was a season like no other.

As for the biggest spring/summer 2021 trends?

Of the four fashion capitals, New York and London opted for predominantly digital showcases, with the odd designer hosting Covid-secure presentations for small numbers of press and buyers; while Milan and Paris held scaled-back showings with strict social distancing measures in place from some of its biggest brands. Others still opted to try something different. “Different” manifested variously as: showing off-schedule, showing via film and in virtual reality, or sending a replacement for a catwalk experience out to press and buyers in a box. All enjoyed varying degrees of success.

Image may contain Clothing Apparel Human Person Vehicle Transportation Automobile Car Coat and Footwear

If you are one of millions seeking a guaranteed mood-booster? There will always be sequins – and designers were determined to outfit locked down customers in looks that will make a living room disco feel lively. Yes, you’re over video conferencing and voice notes. You want to go outside in those frivolous woven Bottega Veneta dresses, swinging those delectable chain-strung micro pouches from the Chanel catwalk and trotting down the street in those fabulous Miu Miu beaded mules.

Image may contain Clothing Apparel Dress Evening Dress Fashion Gown Robe Human Person Female Footwear and Shoe

Monochrome Magic

In a world with no simple answers or even straightforward questions, designers showed a predilection for black and white – most often, together. At Dolce & Gabbana, chequerboard patchwork dresses utilised archive rolls of fabrics from previous collections, while at Chanel, crisp layering semaphored a new mood of restraint. Meanwhile, at Ports 1961 and Gabriela Hearst, black and white dresses looked just the kind of elegant, no-fuss eveningwear we’ve been longing for.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.