Despite the ongoing global crisis, we’re surprised at how the fashion industry is thriving with the new trends and new ways of presentation. There were many formats of runway shows from virtual runway shows, minature shows, postal box shows, to fashion films, take Balmain for example, had a live show with skeleton cast members and zoom audience.
When it comes to the fashion trend from all these, we are talking about maxi dresses, cut-outs, midriff flossing e.t.c. all these have been inspired from the work from home lifestyle and big brands from Celine, Maxmara, Chanel e.t.c all brought their A’game.
The interesting thing about the trend of Spring Summer 21 is that designers aren’t afraid to feel sexy while lounging at home, running erands or working from home, the designs range from a simple lounge-like sequins, bralettes to a simple corsetting incorporated into the current trends despite the pandemic and the new lockdown lifestyle. This tells us that it doesn’t matter whether we’re going anywhere or not, you can still wear your favourite outfits- dress it down or dress it up!
If you’re excited as I am to find out what the biggest trends of SS’21 are, come along and let’s check them out:
Wearing sequins in this time of the current pandemic seems to be a taboo but no, designers are telling us to go ahead. A sequin dress can be paired with a pair sneaker like Celine styled its model while walking down the running-track then finished the look with a baseball cap. The way the lounge-like to athleisure-like designs have been incorporated into the new lifestyle is encouraging and surprising. Saint Laurent for example dressed its model in a pair of match set of knee length shot and front bow detail top – this look can go with either flats, sneakers or slippers the choice is yours. These simple yet glamourous trend can make staying at home lively again.
The new conservative way of dressing in 2021 is with cut-outs, thanks to Iconic brands like Fendi, Zimmermann, Carolina Herrara amongst others. The way designers worked their cutout designs into dresses, gowns, silks e.t.c. will definitely make us jump on the cut-out trend wagon. The Fendi side cut-outs in its dress paired with a mid-cutout hat and a non-structured pair of shoes, turned a laid back old fashion girl to a modern traditional schic.
Designers also visited the archive and brought back the monochromes to our spring summer’21 dressing. Yes! the monochromatic magic is still very trendy. Dolce and Gabbana designed its own in a good old fashion checkquerboard patchwork while Gabriela Hearst went for half and half leather.
The bralette trend is something that seems like the aughts trend(2000 to 2009). When talking of bralettes it reminds of Paris Hilton e.t.c. It reminds me of the words ‘That’s hot’, ‘Totally’ if you know what I mean. I believe the aughts trends are coming back and designers are using the bralette to communicate that. I love the Hugo Boss take – where you can wear it with a pair pumps when going out or a pair of sneakers/flats when working from home and Dior’s bohemian design says stay-home wear -Love it.
Floaty maxi dresses are welcomed into our not going anywhere lifestyle. We now can have those burritos without feeling conscious of a bulgy tummy. We can now dress in those floor length comfortable dreamy style as seen on Valentino’s and Alberta Ferreti’s runway.
The midriff flossing is a new trend that seem very interesting this SS’21, why? not only does the rope/cord resemble dental floss, it’s also a perfect trend for the stay at home lifestyle and very close to the aught trend. Thanks to Christopher Esber, Versace, Victoria Beckham e.t.c. the trend looks like it’s not going anywhere soon, the midriff floss trend has now been incorborated into maxi dresses, skirts, bralettes e.t.c.
The baggy trousers are now a yes! yes! for summer from bell bottom, palazzo pants to straight line baggy trousers the trend is sealed for ss’21 and it’s taken over our social media time line with our favourite influencers rocking them @inthefrow for example.
Gone are those days where cape was only for redcarpet, we can now wear our capes on jeans, in two-piece set look even for our zoom call meetings. The re-imagined cape style has now made caping an everyday style as seen on Prada’s and Paco Rabbanne’s runway.
Wearing stripes suddenly revive us again. The good old line is back on trend and the runway is filled with them from Bottega Veneta to Duro Oluwu. Open the door for the stripes!
If you’re into setting your silhouette on fire, then this trend is definetely for you. The retake of the traditional style has now upped up the lougewear trend. David Koma and Christopher John Rogers have shown us how to do it during this stay at home glamour.
The pleats on skirts, dresses, e.t.c are still very on trend and it’s very welcomed into our new stay-at-home lifestyle. Rodarte and Alexandra Mcqueen had a mordern vintage take on their designs.
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