ELLE’s Fashion Editor Decodes The International Spring/Summer Trends This Season
Cosy or OTT, what's your vibe?
The Spring Summer ’21 international runways were clearly divided between comfort dressing and the maximalist nature of the new normal. From ground-breaking florals to the classic LBD, ELLE’s fashion editor Zoha Castelino goes trend-spotting. Here are the seven fresh trends she loved this season.
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Think Bridgerton gone wild. Flowers in delicate pastels, to vivacious and loud, to psychedelic and trip-worthy, we saw every variation.
Image credit: Acne Studios, Altuzarra, Tods
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Imagine summer through rose-tinted glasses. Soft, romanticised pieces of lilac, seafoam green, baby blue and mint to help cool down the mood and the weather.
3. The LBD
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This li’l number saw a clear reinvention, thanks to several modern shapes and patterns. It created a window for designers to experiment and play with classic, key wardrobe pieces.
Image credits: Miu Miu, Dior
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Lounging indoors was made a breeze, with loose, comfy silhouettes. Exactly what the season calls for.
Image credits: Angel Chen, Tom Ford
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A favourite of the 60’s flower child, tie-dye made a comeback on the runways. We’re going beyond the classic t-shirt and making way for beautifully dyed fabrics.
6. Bold Prints
Image credits: Vivienne Tam, Raf Simons, Duro Olowu
A polar opposite from the soft pastels were the bold and unabashedly loud prints. The outfits screamed for attention; not a chance you’d go unnoticed in one of these.
7. Sheer Fashion
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Scorching up the ramps, these delicate garments are a delight! Leaving little to the imagination but a lot to yearn after.
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