Bookmark These 7 Trends From Paris Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter 2021 Edition
Pretty parkas or big girl pants?
Paris Fashion Week is always the perfect climax to a high-octane fashion month. Heavy-weights like Dior, Chanel and Louis Vuitton draw the curtains after determining the trends that will dominate for the next six months. This season we saw a gradual shift from the vibrant Spring/Summer glam-leisure to more refined yet relaxed winter wear.
9-to-5 clothing was given an upgrade with futuristic jackets and metallic boxy pants. Towering heels have officially made a comeback (bye-bye flipflops!) and skirt-suits are the new pantsuits. While the world is yet to open up completely, these collections are a testimonial for better times, using fashion as a catalyst of hope and celebration.
Here are the top seven trends spotted during Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2021.
It is Bling Empire season. The regular pantsuit is now given a makeover with a heavy dose of embellishments. Whether it was Paco Rabanne or channel, the good old tweeds and solid blacks were bejewelled with stones and pearls.
Big paper-waist metallic pants for a dramatic comeback at work? Yes, please! Balmain brought back space-metallic energy by intelligently infusing it in its luxe formal wear collection. It's flashy with a side of chic when paired with a toned-down silhouette.
After multiple seasons of innovation with sleeves, collars are finally taking the centre stage. Large flappy jacket collars were a constant trend on the runway. From playing up with the size to fancying up the styles, collars were a pivotal element in the Autumn/Winter designs.
Nicolas Ghesquiere took the concept of oversized jackets to a whole new level of cool. Perfect for the minus degree weather, the new parka-tent style coats made for the right kind of OTT on the ramp. The designer layered it on a sleek tone-on-tone jumpsuit and gave it a colour-block effect to break the solid colour monotony.
The Pandora's box of funky shoes was opened by Valentino during the couture week and the trend further caught fire during the Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2021 edition. Known for his out of the box creations, Schiaparelli applied the same rule towards footwear and created the giant open-toed sandal-boots for his latest presentation.
Cher Horowitz will be mighty impressed with the resurgence of the skirt-suits. Dior and Chanel both revived the First Lady inspired style in a different way. For instance, Virginie Viard kept it minimal chic with a lilac skirt-suit, teamed with matching tights and fuzzy boots.