If the fall 2021 shows prove anything, it’s that emotion and poetry are back. At Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière, a designer who popularized total-look style with his stylist Marie-Amélie Sauvé in the aughts and teens, pivoted to a more melange look, coupling tulle skirts with hoodies, crystal embroideries with leather jackets, and poet tops with mannish blazers. Over at Ghesquière’s alma mater Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia continues to reflect true street style back at his customers, playing up strange, sometimes surreal, pairings like medieval armor with jeans and sweatpants. Julien Dossena’s Paco Rabanne collection was glitzy in a real way, slip dresses with boyish coats and fluffy kerchiefs. Marine Serre’s upcycled tartans look more like the way real people might clash plaids than the refined Prince of Wales checks popular in the early 2010s. Collina Strada styled its collection in the vein of its designer, Hillary Taymour, while Ibrahim Kamara, arguably
The Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, usually the home of Fashion@Brown’s annual Fashion Show, was quiet Friday evening. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the group to hold all of its Fashion Week events, including its Fashion Show, online. In order to still share the designs and talents of [email protected]’s members, the Fashion Show “Body. Cloth. Motion.” — under the leadership of Design Team Directors Lynn Hlaing ’21, Seabass Immonen ’23 and Rhode Island School of Design senior Kasia Hope — was pre-recorded and premiered on YouTube Friday evening.
The show featured over 40 looks from 12 designers and included 11 separate collections. Each collection varied in style, with some subverting fashion’s more traditional mediums. RISD sophomores Selena Yang’s and Cameron Astles’ collection “SporeStitch” affixed atypical elements to the clothing, including small structures that appeared to be homes and silhouettes of animals. Others attempted to play with unorthodox
LONDON — Once again a full physical showcase amid a global pandemic. Shanghai Fashion Week will be announcing the provisional lineup for the fall 2021 season on Monday, WWD can exclusively reveal.
Despite two weeks postpone from its usual mid-March dates due to local COVID-19 cases flare-ups in February, Shanghai Fashion Week will return in full force from April 6 to 13, with a comprehensive physical showcase calendar, sustainability events and creative panels, such as the inaugural Yu Prize on April 8 at HKRI Taihoo Hui, and the “Ulio Space” exhibition at Mode Shanghai, and sales-driven digital initiatives.
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This season, titled “Bloom the Spring,” over 100 brands will show their fall 2021 collections as a part of the official calendar, under the Chinese government’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.
Some 65 percent of them are returning brands, and over 50 percent are Shanghai-based labels. Over 40 percent
Roll up, roll up! For AW21, Loewe is cancelled. At least that’s the headline in thousands of newspapers that the Spanish house has printed and circulated today in the weekend editions of broadsheets around the world. A specially-produced Loewe newspaper is tucked into the Le Figaro, The New York Times, Le Monde et al with the headline ‘THE LOEWE SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED’ splashed across its front page. By now it will have reached millions of unsuspecting readers. And therein lies the genius of Jonathan Anderson. He’s fashion’s Cassandra; the well-dressed woman’s Warhol. For the last year he’s come up with inventive alternatives to physical fashion shows, and in doing so has broadened the appeal of them, transforming them from industry-insider events that make an fleeting splash on timelines into enjoy-at-home physical artefacts, symbolic tokens of the seismic changes we’ve experienced during lockdown. Jonathan
Over the past five days, British brands have been showcasing their autumn/winter 2021 collections as part of this season’s digital-only London Fashion Week. It looks a little different than usual (there are no spectacular venues, no street style, no audiences whatsoever), but this does mean that the focus is solely on the clothes and creativity. There is certainly no shortage of creative imagination in this city of ours. If I were to sum up the season in one collective theme, it would be “all of the clothes we haven’t been able to wear for the past 12 months.” Think ball gowns, sequins, feathers, wildly impractical boots and skirt suits. These are outfits designed for a post-lockdown London knees-up, and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited.
While many of us won’t be wearing the tulle gowns and sequin mermaid dresses, there are some items that I am certain will translate
Fashionistas will have to log on to soak up the glamour at Milan Fashion Week, which remains online a year after the coronavirus first swept into northern Italy.
No sharply dressed crowds will attend the extravaganza’s opening on Wednesday: it’s virtual catwalk shows only, with the likes of Armani and Prada presenting new women’s collections for autumn and winter 2021-22.
The word “coronavirus” was just starting to pop up in conversations among members of the global style elite as they gathered for the February 2020 edition of Milan Fashion Week.
Italy’s first outbreak was taking hold in Codogno, an hour’s drive