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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.
Rebirth and Revival -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Milan Fashion Week
This COVID-19 pandemic almost changes all walks of life. For the fashion industry, it is a challenge indeed. Rebirth sweeps the Milan Fashion Week, conveys positive information, shows sustainable creativity and reveals the trend that clothes are becoming simple, classic and powerful. In this Milan Fashion Week, more and more designers integrate varied styles together. In the post-coronavirus era, designs express designers' thoughts about the industry. They revive the elegant slow fashion, advocate science and technology, and depict the blueprint of the fashion industry.
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.
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.
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.
Dresses & Tops -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Fabrics on Womenswear Catwalks
Due to COVID-19, S/S 2021 four major fashion weeks are held online and offline. S/S 2021 fashion weeks bring feminine lace to a climax, blur the boundary between gowns and everyday wear, and display the fashion charm of lace. Four major fashion weeks lead a new trend for women's dresses and tops, and fuse fashion with daily life.
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.
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.
Timeless Thoughts -- The Catwalk Analysis of Giorgio Armani Womenswear
Although 2020 is full of changes, the classic elegant style of Giorgio Armani shows no changes. Its S/S 2021 series has a theme of Timeless Thoughts, and uses TV live for the first time on channels, the brand's social media and platform of Italy's National Fashion Chamber of Commerce. Besides, it shoots a 20-mniute Giorgio Armani documentary, and invites Pierfrancesco Favino to elaborate images, memories and classic interviews, thus interpreting its timeless style. Mr. Armani reiterates, "I like things that get old but never go out of style. They are time-tested."
Beauty of Black and White -- The Catwalk Analysis of Ports 1961 Womenswear
PORTS 1961 S/S 2021 show is held at Da Vinci Museum of Technology in Milan. For art director Karl Templer, the new season is an exploration of the sensory and connection between clothing and the wearer. Those draped or swaying textiles actually represent a close relationship. Black and white dominate, with red and yellow as decorations. Abstract prints, soft details, ethereal hemline, strappy sandals and high-heels all enrich the visual effect. And this season it blends with illustrations of Aubrey Beardsley. Black and white pictures leave much blank space, showing the free and artistic temperament of modern females.
Dialogue -- The Catwalk Analysis of Prada Womenswear
Prada S/S 2021 collection is actually a conversation between Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons. They express their different opinions via fashion and redefine their values and ideology. This show is a fashion show, a conversation between clothes and man, a dialogue between technology and human. Currently, technology has been a part of our life, and this show presents the coexistence of women and technologies. It tells us technology can be our friend and another kind of humanity.
The Intangible Hell -- The Catwalk Analysis of SPORT MAX Womenswear
This collection draws inspiration from poems of American poet Walt Whitman and injects Emotional Purity into surreal silhouettes. With the reference of L'Enfer (an experimental visual video) by Romy Schneider, it breaks stereotypes, combines high-tech materials with soft fabrics, creates a translucent and layered visual effect, and displays female form.
Abstract Narration -- The Catwalk Analysis of Victoria Beckham Womenswear
Influenced by this COVID-19 pandemic, Victoria Beckham S/S 2021 collection faces many difficulties like design, manufacturing and launching. Recently, Victoria Beckham posts a photo on Instagram and announces the shrinkage of styles from 45 to 20. The show is in Victoria Miro Gallery, uses works of Danish artist Tal R as the setting, and expresses what Victoria is good at, the nonchalant style combining neatness with sexiness. This online catwalk gathers no live audience, but the Beckhams show up. Continuing the modern female image, this season Victoria Beckham creates every piece of clothing based on freedom, liberation and being self. This whole collection is a reality-inspired dream, feminine, noble and resilient.
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.
Girls in Oil Paintings -- The Catwalk Analysis of Simone Rocha Womenswear
This season Simone Rocha uses fashion to construct a dreamland that allows people to escape from the harsh reality. This collection takes cues from Bettie Kline by Richard Prince and Nell Gwynn's portrait (the Mistress to King Charles II of England), and it is filled with light gauze, classical silhouettes and girly details. Although the series is displayed by static lookbook due to this COVID-19 pandemic, it presents a visual feast.
Both Hard and Soft -- The Catwalk Analysis of Peter Do Womenswear
In this turbulent era, flexibility has been essential. Since its establishment two years ago, Peter Do features neat lines as well as flexibility. Peter Do's designs reveal deconstruction and feminine details. This season he continues the outerwear that can be adjusted to be a cropped top and a backless camisole in S/S 2020, and mixes it with silk dresses, vests and suits.
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.
Meet Me in Tulum -- The Catwalk Analysis of Jason Wu Womenswear
Jason Wu S/S 2021 series awakens people's good memories about rainforest with a casual natural style. Inspired by the Mexican jungle island of Tulum, the designer creates an energy box that allows him to gather sunshine, tropical jungle, colors and happy memories. Unlike the stereotype that Jason Wu focuses on an urban elegant style, this time it displays a novel and younger side through casual, playful, vigorous and passionate designs.
Urban Resort -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Resort Womenswear Catwalks
In Resort 2021, the dress holds the largest percentage. Tops occupy a larger part than dresses. Everyday separates become key. Stripes remain important. Big floral patterns grow. Tie-dye is developing powerfully.
Blooming Flowers -- The Analysis of MSGM Womenswear
Social distancing promotes the creativity of designer Massimo Giorgetti. He is exploring how to connect with artists or writers to find new, meaningful ways to inspire MSGM. As he explains, artistic collaboration and the exchange of information are of vital value to MSGM. Energetic, positive and vigorous MSGM collection imagines a different future that technologies live in harmony with nature. This season ruffles decorate sleeves and the chest, classical and elegant. Besides, multiple bright and gorgeous colors are smartly combined.
A New Era of Street Fashion -- The Catwalk Analysis of Off-White Womenswear
Off-White Resort 2021 collection is finished in the studio. The dancer Cartier Williams opened the fall 2020 Off-White men's show wearing a T-shirt printed with the words "I support young black businesses". Virgil Abloh stamps the phrase on a pair of gloves in the Resort 2021 collection. He recently announces that Virgil Abloh's Post-Modern Scholarship Fund will be used to support students of academic promise of Black, African American or African descent. "To me," he says, "that's just as, if not more important than dropping new clothes. The role of the designer these days should be and is different." Off-White Resort 2021 collection emphasizes fashionable cutting and color-blocking, and mixes street fashion with high-end ready-to-wear, making a strong visual impact.