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Rebirth & Close to Nature -- The Comprehensive Analysis of New York Fashion Week
Due to COVID-19, this year New York Fashion Week has been shortened from the usual eight days to four, and fewer than 10 designers hold physical shows for their latest collections. Despite the severe condition in New York, many brands still hold fashion shows offline, which reveals the determination of the whole fashion industry to survive and return to happiness. Many designers draw inspiration from the relationship between man and nature, and some put the show in the woods. Beautiful flowers and nature-inspired patterns characterize this season. In the meantime, people are stuck at home, and they have a growing demand for home decorations. Therefore, diverse and eco-friendly concept is also warmly welcomed in S/S 2021. This season features exaggerated expressions, such as the big bowknot, spreading ruffles and dramatic hem designs, as well as various joyful colors which represent hope and rebirth.
The 1980s Disco -- The Catwalk Analysis of ISABEL MARANT Womenswear
With the beat of I Feel Love (Rick Owens also auditioned for his music score earlier in the day), the dance group La Horde went wild as Marant girls promoted a night of fun. "My outline is so obvious that I can't design any other way and I don't have to force myself because of the time constraints." This style centers on the 1980s, suspending somewhere between St. Germain and Manhattan, with an extra sheen.
Heritage, Community and Optimism -- The Catwalk Analysis of Balmain Womenswear
Balmain S/S 2021 fashion show is held in Jardin des Plantes, paring with BGM of Blinding Lights of The Weekend to create a strongly nostalgic vibe. LG OLED seems to bring audience to the scene. This show covers three basic themes, Heritage, Community and Optimism. Olivier Rousteing, the creative director, re-explores classic 1970s patterns of Pierre Balmain. PB monogram gets crossed with each other, recreating labyrinthine gardens that Mr. Balmain loves. Moreover, symbolic shoulder pads run through the entire S/S 2021 collection, reflecting Olivier Rousteing blends traditional and creative designs to explore the brand-new chapter from 1945 to 2020.
Minimalist and Young -- The Catwalk Analysis of Jil Sander Womenswear
Jil Sander is the representative brand of minimalism, founded by a German designer and later merged by Prada. In 2017, Luke and Lucie Meier took over Jil Sander as creative directors. Luke Meier, who worked eight years as the chief designer of Supreme, has a background in street fashion that makes up for years of Jil Sander's neglect of the youth market. Lucie Meier has worked at haute couture brands like Dior, Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga, helping to keep the simple and elegant style of Jil Sander. Its S/S 2021 womenswear continues the fine and delicate DNA, employs cotton, recycled polyester and mulberry silk, and accentuates female graceful form via embroideries, creating simple yet ethereal looks.
Absolute Perception -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Shanghai Kidswear Fashion Week
This season kidswear has a theme of Absolute Perception to lead us to perceive new fashion from sight, hearing and touch. The changing times prompts us to create art that is ahead of times. And kidswear also creates a new fashion era for children in S/S 2021.
Focusing on Details -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Shanghai Kidswear Fashion Week
S/S 2021 kidswear catwalks attract many international kidswear brands (BOY LONDON JUNIOR, GAP and The Children's Place), Chinese kidswear brands (Balabala, gxg.kids, MQD and COCOTREE), Chinese independent designer brands MINGCHENGZI and Little Naive, Chinese high-end gown brands PureShare and FLOWER NINE.
Trousers -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Fabrics on Womenswear Catwalks
From trousers in S/S 2021 four major fashion weeks, we can find women are more aware of independence, and trousers deliver a neutral style in this new era. Practical functional trousers fabrics and loose cutting display female softness and independence, which is attributed to various colors which highlight the genderless softness of female trousers.
Wanna a Water Tango? -- The Catwalks Analysis of Maison Margiela Womenswear
With a theme of Tango, this season Maison Margiela explores the interdependent relationship between people. John Galliano joins hands with photographer Nick Knight to launch a short video, S.W.A.L.K. II, which artistically presents Maison Margiela S/S 2021 Co-Ed series. It tells a South American wedding tragedy, and everyone including the bride and groom wears Maison Margiela's signature veil. From the brand's history, we know that wearing the veil is designed to get people to focus more on the clothes themselves, rather than the models. Before shooting, models were trained intensively for weeks at local dance camps. Under the moonlight in Tuscany, models dance gracefully over puddles and get captured by still photography, thus presenting the ready-to-wear collection of Maison Margiela.
French Flavor -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Paris Fashion Week
Due to this pandemic, online New York Fashion and London Fashion Week almost gain no attention. But more brands hold physical fashion shows in Milan Fashion Week. Paris Fashion Week from September 28th to October 6th seems even more unique. 84 brands join it; 18 brands including Dior, Louis Vuitton and Chanel hold physical shows; there are also 29 static shows. This time Paris Fashion Week focuses on eulogizing nature, French flavor and Chinese elements, to inspire people to get closer to nature, inherit French romanticism and rebuild confidence in future life.
Practical Luxury -- The Catwalk Analysis of DIOR MEN Menswear
DIOR MEN Resort 2021 by Kim Jones features practicality, business leisure and young street fashion. The collection is displayed on lookbook, more casual than catwalk collection. It is luxurious yet wearable. This series covers shorts and matching camp shirts in S/S 2021 collection, as well as its symbolic monogram. It also pairs stripes with light tones for a soothing yet vigorous feeling. Intense cold tones like crayon, calm black and leather, argyles and stripes mix with each other and depict vibrant pictures. In addition to smooth lines, crisp silhouette and elaborate crafts, functional elements such as key pendant and climbing hook also display practicality.
Comfortable and Pleasant -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Menswear Catwalks (Colors)
There are both classic tones and novel colors in the four major fashion weeks. This report starts from versatility, practicality and wearability to analyze the flexibility and creativity of colors in design. This season colors are comfortable and relaxing, exuding new vitality.
Cycle From Day to Night -- The Catwalk Analysis of Acne Studio Womenswear
This series blurs time and presents the endless cycle from day to night, so it inspires an experimental feature, mixes with contrasts, and displays diversified and relaxed works. This collection centers on materials which will change along with light, including crack leather, pearlescent cotton, metallic organza and pearl paper.
Trousers -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Fabrics on Menswear Catwalks
In the era of social distancing, people focus on not only fashion and emerging designs of clothes, but also fabrics. Throughout S/S 2021 four major fashion weeks, trousers tend to be simple and comfy, pairing with a loose silhouette for a casual and relaxed vibe. Home knitted fabrics and sheeny cotton become key fabrics this season, catering to telecommuting need and leading a new trend for men's trousers.
The Creative City -- The Comprehensive Analysis of London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week features prominent designs, euphoric colors and charming clothes. Continuing female power from last season, its new season mixes elegance with power for a female new urban style. Both the powerful style and the simple neutral office style all focus on female independence. Vibrant Orange Ochre, Pickled Pepper and Illuminating express hopes for revival and a better life.
Sustainable Denim -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Denim on Womenswear Catwalks
With the coming post-coronavirus era, S/S 2021 four major fashion weeks are held online and offline. Denim becomes a key fabric for S/S items. Throughout S/S 2021 catwalks, it is easy to find the importance of sustainable development.Denim should focus on minimizing waste, negating the impact to the environment and maximizing product value and life cycle. Recycled fibers and low-impact dye and wash processes enhance sustainability of core products. Reusing denim mixes with design process. Creatively upcycling deastock and recycled fabrics excavates the resale value of conventional practical workwear and retro looks.
Reshaping Freedom -- The Catwalk Analysis of Hermes Womenswear
On October 3rd, Hermes S/S 2021 womenswear collection is held in Paris Tennis Club. Designer Nadège Vanhee Cybulski communicates with the world in a special period from an emotional perspective. Just as Vanhee Cybulski says, "Tactility is erased from our lives, but it's important to keep the feeling of touch." Therefore, clothes become a way to express emotions, like the second-skin. This season Hermes tells the core of its womenswear - reshaping freedom.
Vintage Girls -- The Catwalk Analysis of Chanel Womenswear
Chanel 2021 S/S collection is held in Grand Palais. Its logo decorates the scene, with decorative lights to create a simple but elegant vibe. Chanel 2021 S/S collection brings us to the 1950s-1960s France, which reveals the tribute of creative director Virginie Viard to Chanel muses. Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld have designed many looks for actresses in their daily life or in films. Due to this pandemic, Chanel holds this show online and offline, and all audience wear masks.
A Season in Hope -- The Catwalk Analysis of Chloé Womenswear
Chloé S/S 2021 collection by creative director Natacha Ramsay Levi is recently unveiled at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. With a theme of A Season in Hope, Chloé keeps moving with optimism, starts from the perspective of women to eulogize the next season full of hope and ponders over the close relation between inner world and outer world. This season it introduces slogans and visual art of Corita Kent to real designs. Soft cutting, flamboyant colors and neutral styling contain Corita Kent's ode to women and tell the lifestyle and culture behind her ideas through fashion.
Imperfect Integration -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Menswear Catwalks
Despite the pandemic, people remain passionate about fashion weeks. This season designers discuss new communication ways, the adaptation to new industry normal, chaotic reality and so on. They keep their own styles and make some innovation. The imperfect integration of fashion and reality contributes to the eternal charm and artistic aesthetics.
Eternal Romance -- The Catwalk Analysis of Valentino Womenswear
Valentino merges its S/S 2021 menswear and womenswear show in a strongly industrial space which is surrounded by plants and flowers, quite romantic. This season Pierpaolo Piccioli wants to convey that the distinct values are the essence of supporting and shaping the brand image, just like industrial architectures, while the aesthetic is only the medium that penetrates everything, just like the flowers and plants that decorate the interior. This time VALENTINO applies intense colors to display its symbolic roses on the invitation. With a core of romanticism, the streamlined or the simple style, chiffon shirts, jeans with five pockets, loose blazers, and the ethereal evening dress all reflect advanced and exquisite cutting in details. Retro prints inject vitality and romance. This series feel warm and cold, romantic and realistic.
Light and Shadow -- The Catwalk Analysis of Fendi Menswear and Womenswear
Fendi S/S 2021 show is held in Milan as scheduled. La Famiglia, Fendi S/S 2021 collection, is inspired by family, the designer's childhood and the family life during pandemic. Silvia says, "Time spent with family - descendants who raised together in Rome - prompts quiet introspection in a window or garden to watch the world go by." Looking out from the inside, looking out from the outside, shadows and reflections are projected throughout the series. She explains the memory and thinking about the childhood, family and life. As for the setting, traditional elements and home life are mixed. The flowing white curtain is ethereal. The wavy sofas on the runway are also draped in pure white cotton, echoing the white curtain. Recently, Fendi appoints Kim Jones as the artistic director who will be in charge of women's haute couture, ready-to-wear and fur collections. Silvia Venturini Fendi continues the responsibility of accessories and menswear collections. But Kim Jones remains the artistic director of menswear. It's said that the A/W 2021 collection will be the first ready-to-wear collection of Kim Jones in Fendi.
IN BLOOM -- The Analysis of Burberry Womenswear Catwalk
Burberry S/S 2021 fashion show is held online. As the first brand to confirm the schedule in London Fashion Week, the opening show of Burberry is successfully held in the sea, woods, music and arts. The theme of S/S 2021 is IN BLOOM. The series is inspired by a modern love story between a mermaid and a shark. Riccardo Tisci reproduces the root and essence of the brand, water. He uses unique water-proof fabrics, fuses fairy tale and marine creatures with lighthouse patterns, and brings water elements into the series.
Sustainable and Recyclable -- Comprehensive Analysis of Men's Denim in Online Fashion Weeks
This global pandemic promotes people's attention to sustainability. Necessity is their top consideration. Denim should focus on eliminating the influence on climate, minimizing waste and maximizing the value or service life of products. Recycled fibers, low-pollution dye process and washing crafts strengthen the sustainability of core collections. Denim is reused and fused into designs. Deadstock and recycled fabrics are updated and re-created to explore the sales value of conventional practical workwear and retro styles. Imperfect fabrics lead consumers to appreciate and cherish sustainable clothes.
Craft, Detail and Accessory -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Online Menswear Fashion Weeks
S/S 2021 menswear fashion weeks present the latest collections and wonderful creativity via live streaming and videos. Crafts, details and accessories stand out this season. In addition to conventional designs, offbeat designs also emerge. Cutouts mainly appear on knits, and the complicated craft highlights a quality sense. Frayed edges replace sharply cut voluminous structures and create a casual vibe. Buttons add highlights and fun.