Fashion month has had its first fully digital edition. Where some presentations were held in the form of a traditional runway show, the audience remained absent. Nonetheless, designers felt the urge to escape lockdown and use their imagination for a depiction of a post-pandemic life. What will we be wearing when life continues? Let’s dive into the biggest fall 2021 fashion trends.
Cover photo: Courtesy of Acne Studios
Biggest fashion trends fall 2021
Wondering about the future of fashion trends when living in a world dominated by a pandemic? Are still relevant when we’re all forced to stay in? So far, 2021 has taught us how to have the perfect night in – and that includes dressing up. The inner urge to be out and about can be expressed by mood-lifting outfits, making lockdowns easier to digest. Therefore, according to us, fashion trends, new seasons and collection presentations are still relevant. Bring it on! We’re ready for a brand new fashion season – whether we go out or stay indoors, it doesn’t really matter.
Seen at: Acne Studios, Jil Sander
While the mini-micro-tiny bags are still on point, some designer opt for a little bigger designs. It may sound like the revival of the practical bag, but according Acne Studios’ Jonny Johansson and Jil Sander’s Luke and Lucie Meier things just needed a little exaggeration.
Monochrome dressing is here to stay. It’s the perfect look when you have no inspiration left after staying at home for more than a year. However, monochrome dressing doesn’t have to be boring, as shown by Acne Studios and Versace. Elevate your look by choosing bold a bold color.
Head to toe leather
Seen at: Proenza Schouler, Marine Serre, Jil Sander
The head-to-toe leather look doesn’t seem new. However, this fall it is elevated by an elegant way of wearing – enhancing the femininity of the wearer, while looking sturdy at the same time. Proven by the coolest Ella Emhoff for Proenza Schouler.
Seen at: Prada, Acne Studios, Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander, Max Mara, Marine Serre, Ottolinger, Dawei
If there’s something we would love to hold on to after lockdown, it must be the layering trend. Body-hugging fabrics worn layer over layer – it doesn’t get any cosier.
Seen at: Prada, Versace, MSGM
Without doubt, Prada’s show must have been the most talked-about. It incorporated many soon to-be trends, of which their statement gloves were the most striking. Amongst others, MSGM and Jil Sander gave their own spin on it – enhancing every elegant looks. Definitely one of this season’s biggest fashion trends.
Seen at: Chanel, Miu Miu, Acne Studios
The new it-shoe? Fluffy! Without doubt, the fluffy boot was the most striking shoe of fashion week and therefore one of the biggest fashion trends of fall 2021.
Seen at: Prada, Versace, Jil Sander, Marine Serre
Geometric prints have always had the approval of some designers, but we haven’t seen them since ages at both Prada and Versace. Two prominent fashion houses, we expect this trend to dominate the streets next season.
Seen at: Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, MSGM, Jil Sander
A shoe makes or break an outfit – that’s for sure and proven bij Louis Vuitton, Annakiki, Chanel, MSGM and Jil Sander. We saw statement boots, awkward shapes and practical, yet eccentric loafers. Definitely one of this season’s biggest fashion trends.
Seen at: Blumarine, Chanel, 16Arlington, Emilio Pucci, Dolce & Gabbana, MSGM, Marine Serre, Ottolinger
Y2K fashion is the trend that made its comeback soon – very soon. Where trends usually take decades to revive, Y2K fashion has only be out of style for a few years. With influences of Paris Hilton, Missy Elliot, Britney Spears and – more recently – Bella Hadid, it has never been hotter.
Seen at: Blumarine, MM6 Maison Margiela, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana
While many designers used their imagination for creating post-lockdown collections, John Galliano, Donatella Versace, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana made the most out of it. Glitter, glamour, over the top jewelry and shiny materials were dominating forces within their collections.