Top 10 Trends Spotted At The NYFW Fall/Winter 2021
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As the virtual format continues to be the name of the game, the New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter calendar adhered to a mostly digital schedule, with a few in-person shows. Designers have now found a comfort zone in this solution.
Contrasting the comfort/leisure memo from Spring/Summer, trends for Fall/Winter included chic tailored silhouettes with amplified details. In the department of colour palette, the designers were in harmony with the Pantone predictions. After a year of above-the-torso dressing, people are excited to rejoin the workforce (partially) step out of the house and wear clothes that aren’t stained sweats. Fashion houses offered them just that, it was interesting to see the return of workwear-chic. Besides the seasonal big names like Prabal Gurung, Jonathan Simkhai and Jason Wu, NYFW 2021 saw an array of fresh new talent in labels like Studio Amelia, Pizza Slime and Epimonia.
Here’s our edit of the top 10 trends we bookmarked from the NYFW Fall/Winter 2021 presentation.
Deep caramel-brown hue was the Pantone colour prediction for New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2021. A number of designers incorporated this autumn-friendly hue in their collection. Whether it was in terms of over-coats, trousers or in a boho skirt.
Shackets are here to stay, and we are all for it. This hybrid silhouette between a shirt and a jacket is a perfect option if you're cold but not too cold. Plus, it can be styled with a number of ensembles like a tailored skirt, straight-fit trouser and your good-old denim.
Blame it on the period dramas that have recently overtaken our screens, but regency style was definitely a dominant trend during this fashion week. Prabal Gurung gave it a modern revamp, as he paired a hot-pink tie-up corset with voluminous skirts, eliminating the frill and flounce.
Prints-on-prints are no longer just a spring thing. Designers were seen incorporating a clash of prints in their regular monotones. Zero and Maria Cornejo created an interesting look further attesting to the stay of this trend.
A dramatic sleeve moment instantly elevates an outfit. Big sleeves on straight-fitted silhouettes is a newer way of combining a maximalist element in a minimalistic outfit. It shifts the focal point of your attire without taking up space.
Monotone with a side of retro chic. The plain old caramel-on-caramel was given a break this season. Labels like Zimmerman were seen experimenting with various shades of hues like this deep marsala and pink.
Big puffer jackets and cosy coats were a constant trend amongst most designers, suitable for the Fall/Winter theme. To make it more interesting, the textured usage of faux-fur, feather and fringe made the winter-wear functional but elegant.
Cut-outs were amongst the most recurring trend this season. While some designers opted to go the risque way by including a giant cut-out in the garment, Phillip Lim took the innovative route by strategically placing multiple cut-outs across the attire.
With a not-so-heavy-heart its time to bid the itsy-bitsy bags adieu. They had a good run, but we need the big functional bags back, that can carry more than just our credit card. Gabriela Hearst heard us and gave us the oversized bag of our dreams. Brownie points on the brownie shade.
Dainty trinkets can take the backseat, it's all about statement chandelier earrings and chunky cuffs this season. Complementing the perfect fall dress is this lightweight shoulder duster, which adds measured drama to your winter closet.