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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.

1. Florals

Image credits: Badgley Mischka, Marchesa

Image credits: La DoubleJ, Christian Siriano, Christopher John Rogers, 

Think Bridgerton gone wild. Flowers in delicate pastels, to vivacious and loud, to psychedelic and trip-worthy, we saw every variation.

2. Pastels

Image credit: Acne Studios, Altuzarra, Tods

Image credit:Hugo Boss, Alexander McQueen 

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

Image credits: Carolina Herrera, Lanvin 

Image credits: Threeasfour, Michael Kors

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.

4. Comfort-Chic

Image credits: Miu Miu, Dior 

Image credits: Brunello Cucinelli, Louis Vuitton 

Lounging indoors was made a breeze, with loose, comfy silhouettes. Exactly what the season calls for.

5. Tie-Dye

Image credits: Angel Chen, Tom Ford

Image credits: MSGM, Gabriela Hearst

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

Image credits: Andrew Gn Burberry 

Scorching up the ramps, these delicate garments are a delight! Leaving little to the imagination but a lot to yearn after.

Download your digital copy of ELLE’s April 2021 issue here.