Designers and brands showcased their lines through the Runway360 platform, where everything went digital. A small handful of designers were granted the opportunity to create real-life sets. While many major fashion week designers opted out for this season, many new designers made their Fashion Week debut and were able to do so through the digital platform. Showcases ranged from in-person appointments, and audience free runway shows to completely digital lookbooks for fashion films.
Let’s take a sneak peak into what each week had to offer.
New York Fashion Week
As the first fashion week founded in 1943, NYFW continued, just in a different form this year. Some designers, like Jason Wu, debuted their more affordable contemporary lines. Reem Acra’s elegant line featured pieces with handprints that tied in perfectly with the name of the line titled ‘Embrace’. Moving onto notable trends: Strong shoulders and accent sleeves on pieces that were both scaled back or over-the-top. Print mixing was also in full effect, so for spring 2021— It seems it’s going to be a season full of expression through the dressing.
London Fashion Week
Burberry kicked off LFW with a fashion show performance with brilliant pieces fashioned through a forest. Presenting a completely different vibe, Bora Aksu created a line inspired by the WW2 flu pandemic with a tasteful play on 20s apparel consisting of pastel-colored gowns and frilly dresses reminiscent of nurses uniforms. Other lines teetered the fine line of simplicity at its finest and completely over the top and exaggerated silhouettes. LFW was full of slinky and silky dresses and exaggerated and bold prints bursting with color and life.
Milan Fashion Week
Moschino certainly did not disappoint, per usual, presenting a runway experience to remember filled with upscale gowns full of tulle and frills all modeled by Muppets. Many designers opted for a more scaled-back approach, creating designs with neutral and muted color palettes utilizing upscale fabrics with a dreamy drape. Trends that rocked the runway were laser cut fabrics and tailored clean-cut silhouettes. Designers that went for a bold look utilized a lot of color with emphasized peter pan collars. Milan certainly did not have a shortage of short capes, suiting, and shirting galore.
Paris Fashion Week
Chanel stayed true to their branding, bringing Hollywood glamour to the catwalk with their signature looks full of tweed and feminine colors and designs. Trends that rocked the runways included necklines that truly accentuated the décolletage with square necklines and conversely plunging necklines as well. Watercolor and oriental printed florals swept across the floor from show to show in varieties of sheer and flowy dresses. To end fashion month off with a bang, there was no shortage of metallic and sequined sparkles for all to enjoy.
Fashion month for spring ‘21 is certainly one for the books filled with new territory and lots of creative genius. I enjoyed spectating from my bed, but the experience isn’t the same without the influence of street style and crowds filling the streets and surrounding areas.
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