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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.
Simple and Comfy -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Men's Leather Clothing on Catwalks
Affected by this COVID-19 pandemic, fashion weeks are presented in a new way. With "less but better" consumption idea and higher demand for durable products, this season men's leather and fur clothing uses low-key and classic silhouettes to balance between the past and the present. Emotional designs create all-year items. Renewed designs, emphasized silhouettes, comfort and practicality offer consumers a relaxing and casual style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Back to The Essence of Clothes -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Online Menswear Weeks (Style)
Although S/S 2021 menswear week is disrupted, many brands make use of digital techniques such as video or short film to present their new seasons. Designers create more practical and comfortable items based on their thinking about current situation. From S/S 2021 four online menswear fashion weeks, we can see designs return back to the essence of clothes, pay more attention to leisure and comfort, and create practical items to meet people's physical or psychological needs.
Game On -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Louis Vuitton Womenswear
Louis Vuitton 2021 Resort collection draws inspiration from Static Journey, takes "Game On" as the theme and explores inner emotions. Items of this collection are shot in the studio in Paris of Nicolas Ghesquiere, the womenswear art director. Nicolas Ghesquiere compares fashion creation to adventures in games. The collection consists of two parts, Quotidian and Playing Cards. Playing cards become main design elements of bags in the new season. Classic monogram mixes with four suits of playing cards, or bags are designed to be playing cards, hearts and dice. This collection takes us on a relaxing and unique resort journey.
A Free Holiday -- The Catwalk Analysis of MSGM Menswear
MSGM S/S 2021 collection takes cues from Fluo: Storie di Giovani a Riccione by the Italian writer Isabella Santacroce, which tells a story of young people spending their summer days on sunny beaches and meeting again with their friends. Beside, designers also use paintings by Seth Armstrong and visual plants, reinforce the brand's aesthetics via bright color-blocking and express the new fashion attitude through layered match of varied items.
Balanced Minimalism -- The Catwalk Analysis of Jil Sander Womenswear
Jil Sander leads the minimalist fashion and influences the whole fashion industry. Its Resort 2021 collection balances between utility and minimalism and enhances utility without compromising minimalism. In this collection, we can see new elements mix with minimalist style to enrich the brand's culture.
Conventional and Emerging -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Paris Menswear Fashion Week
Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, conventional fashion shows are released in emerging forms. In the past few years, people have been talking about the innovation of fashion shows, some of which has been widely used, while others are still under conceptualization or practice. In this S/S 2021 menswear fashion week, online ways especially video become the mainstream. Besides, some bold brands also hold the fashion show offline based on limited traffic and a safe distance.
Walking in the Wheat Field -- The Catwalk Analysis of Jacquemus Menswear
With a theme of L'amour, Jacquemus S/S 2021 series is launched in a wheat field in the northwest of Paris. The series takes cues from the dance aesthetics of Swedish dancer Alexander Ekman, and uses neutrals like black, white, khaki and grass as dominant colors. It continues the lethargic Southern France feel. Simon Porte Jacquemus believes that no online video can replace the runway show, because it is the core of fashion. "Just like a reopened restaurant, life has to move on for all of us."
L'amour -- The Catwalk Analysis of Jacquemus Womenswear
With a theme of L'amour, Jacquemus S/S 2021 series is launched in a wheat field in the northwest of Paris. The series takes cues from the dance aesthetics of Swedish dancer Alexander Ekman, uses neutrals like black, white, khaki and grass as dominant colors, and reveals a pure, deep and French vibe, reminding of romantic scenes in Days of Heaven by Terrence Malick. Combing with post-coronavirus concept, designer hopes that by creating a simple and casual country wedding, everyone who is stuck at home will awaken their true and romantic side with something like bubble. The fashion show is held in the natural wheat field. Only 100 close families and friends are invited, and they are separated by wheat. Models are walking in the endless wheat filed. The meandering boardwalk and the flourishing wheat display the elevated touch of nature. This show continues the languid and casual pastoral style and romantic French style, depicting a beautiful summer scenery.
Epilogue -- The Catwalk Analysis of Gucci Womenswear
Epilogue, the latest series of Gucci, is the first series after Alessandro Michele gives up conventional seasonal collections. Before, he expresses in his diary that he would discard outdated seasonality and fashion rituals to find an expressive rhythm. Epilogue, this classical music term, serves as the final chapter of the fashion fairy tale trilogy of Alessandro Michele. "Breaking" is the dominate concept to break conventions.
A Colorful New World -- The Catwalk Analysis of Balmain Womenswear
Founded in 1945, the renowned French luxury giant Balmain boldly employs the young but famous designer Olivier Rousteing to present dazzling designs. With a theme of "Zoom", Balmain Resort 2021 collection is shoot in Normandy and by the design director Olivier Rousting. Many black and white photos also appear. The series uses various gorgeous hues instead of its previous intense colors. Argyle, polka dots and irregular graffiti interpret the Resort womenswear collection. Lavish color blocks and patterns depict optimistic and positive patterns, expressing the designer's thoughts and creation in this special period.