15 March, 2021
The Only Three Trends You Need to Know from The Paris Fashion Week 2021…
Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2021 was as exciting as ever. How could it not be with some of the biggest names in fashion presenting? The pandemic has resulted in designers not only becoming more creative & practical with their designs but also with their presentations as shows aren’t happening like they used to. Videos & lookbooks challenged the designers to stand out once again with their choice of presentation.
They didn’t hold back! From Thom Browne doing a silent black & white film with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, to Loewe’s “A Show in The News”, they really worked on trying to stand out in the flurry of fashions shows since last month. We had a roundup of all the shows and picked three trends that stood out in most of the shows at Paris Fashion Week.
Padding: Padding and quilting was a common theme we saw on many shows. We’ve got a feeling there’s going to be lots of padded winterwear this year so get ready to bulk up. Miu Miu presented padded ski suits in pastel colors, Thom Brown presented a whole padded gown (beat that!), Balmain had padded metallic jackets – safe to say there were many ways in which designers worked the trend into their collections. It has slowly started to grow on us too!
Lilac: Yes, this color was a whole mood & trend at the Paris Fashion Week. Givenchy used the color in their collection – two pieces but they left a lasting impact. The same goes for Balmain. While the whole collection had a mix of neons, army green and metallics, the lilac pieces were a refreshing change. Miu Miu’s lilac ski suits and glittering slip dresses were truly reflective of the change that Autumn/Winter is not all about neutrals.
Textures: Smooth leather trench coats, shearling gloves, tweed coats, fur boots, tulle – you name it and we saw it. A lot of dresses were made by playing with textures. Overall, the collections reflected designers intentions to work with different materials. The glittering tweed coats at the Chanel show were paired with sheer chiffon. Organza & silk together at the Loewe presentation were right out of a modern fairytale.