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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.
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.
Blend of French Aesthetics and Oriental Charm -- Analysis of Lanvin Men's and Women's Catwalks
Bruno Sialelli, creative director of Lanvin, mixes the traditional with the modern, starts a time travel in Shanghai, and unveils its S/S 2021 collection, Yu Garden. This new series also works as the special preheating activity of the third China International Import Expo, presenting the brand's core history, classic collections and profound cultural connotation. Bruno Sialelli nods to brand's classics through 58 looks, brings audience to the 1920s, and relates Lanvin's heyday to the present. The electronic misc band, Mandarin, opens this collection with Echo, and musics are under the charge of the lead singer Chace. In addition, Lanvin also invites artists such as Li Wenhan Mu Ziyang and Liu Lingzi as models, mixing the past and the present, the western and the oriental.
Suits & Sets -- 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 center on practicality, comfort and versatility, blurring the boundary between conventional luxury and leisure. Soft, flowing and practical solid fabrics make classic sets and suits more daily. As the core of female wardrobes, suits dominate. Undyed casual cotton and linen fabrics, lightweight TR fabrics and other comfortable fabrics find a place in conventional suits and make them more trans-seasonal. From S/S 2021 four major fashion weeks, we can see suits and sets are moving towards daily comfort.
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.
IN BLOOM -- The Catwalk Analysis of Burberry Menswear
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.
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.
Suits & Sets -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Fabrics on Menswear Catwalks
With the approaching post-COVID era, S/S 2021 four major fashion weeks are held online and offline. Men's suits and sets stand out, quite prevalent. Comfy and natural cotton and linen become key fabrics this season. Minimalist looks, neutral styles and comfortable materials cater to menswear markets and lead the fashion of men's suits and sets. Designers reveal a familiar feel and make a new visual effect via designs and fabrics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Epilogue -- The Catwalk Analysis of Gucci Menswear
Influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gucci releases its Resort 2021 collection. The 12-hour online show witnesses the experimental new beginning of Gucci. The live streaming style is particularly similar to the computer interface of the late 20th century, full of an authentic artistic style and mixed elements, such as Doraemon and Donald Duck. This collection creates new rules by breaking old rules and presents an epilogue like an overture. Alessandro Michele explains the design personally, and team members become models to interpret clothes. This series is also the first collection after abandoning conventional seasonal fashion. Alessandro Michele has previously expressed in his diary, he will discard the outdated seasonality and show rituals and rediscover a more self-expressive rhythm.
Gowns -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Womenswear Catwalks
In A/W 20/21, as the party season comes, gowns will stand out. Voluminous or minimalist or tight straight gowns and neat suits create a sophisticated and sexy vibe. Dark tones are dominant. Black returns back and becomes the key color of a wide range of gowns. Gemstone colors and warm metallic tones become emphasized decorative colors. Nostalgic keynote and luxurious romanticism is an important theme. Soft ruffles and draping lines highlight a fantasy style. Textural details emphasize prevalent femininity. New Victorian style gains more attention, and works with lace, stacked gauze and velvet to create more gowns.
Releasing Female Power -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Paris Fashion Week
From "leftover lady", "malechauvinist" to "sexual harassment" and "anti-domestic violence", more and more gender issues have emerged in public debate in recent years, accompanied by a feminist critique. Feminism is a series of knowledge methodology formed around the criticism of human patriarchy, and beyond the specific disciplines and research paradigms. It has become an important part of the social current of thoughts. Throughout the four fashion weeks for A/W 20/21, many brands have mentioned liberating females, female power and feminism, especially Paris Fashion Week. Christian Dior has a theme of "I SAY I" to express female power. Celine tells the story of womenswear during May 1968 events in France. Chanel puts forward the idea of liberation, and launches a series friendly to women. Valentino is the queen of the new minimalism. Miu Miu emphasizes the young lady's wear in the empire collection of the 1940s style. All of them are speaking out for women through fashionable way to show the gender mainstreaming from the perspective of gender equality under the turbulent times.
The Power of Optimism -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Colors of Women's Knitwear in The Four Fashion Weeks
With the continuous expansion of the NCP, the four fashion weeks for A/W 20/21 are affected in varying degrees. Many brands cancel the show, while the brands joining the events advocate watching the shows live online. In view of the latest data, we extract five key color tones of blue-green, blue, yellow and orange and khaki. According to data of this season and previous three seasons, blue-green tones and orange tones grow, so we should pay attention to the color senses and clothing styles. For styles, commuting is the main style, which reflects persistence, patience and positive energy, and conveys the power of optimism.
A New World -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear
Milan is known as "the most artistic and modern" fashion city. This season A/W 2020 Milan Fashion Week revolves around "women", "strength" and "power" to redefine fashion and build a new world of independence, freedom and creativity. This season brands return back to the high quality and pursue design and quality sense rather than spread hot styles on social networks.
Female Power of "I SAY I" – The Catwalk Analysis of Christian Dior Womenswear
The A/W 2020 collection of Christian Dior keeps speaking out for women. The installation, created by "collective artist" Claire Fontaine, features a newspaper-covered floor and slogans from the late Italian art critic and feminist Carla Lonzi. A series of neon-decorated slogans in the show and the printed headbands display the independent character of modern women. The creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, draws inspirations from her girlhood diaries and integrates with Mr. Dior's beloved check elements. (Checks made up of pastel colors like milk cocoa, light green and warm grey are endowed with more creativity, elegant and nonchalant.) And tassels are prevailing in this season. Maria Grazia Chiuri continues the theme of "female power", speaks out for women, and expresses Dior's free soul of "I SAY I" with fashion.
Liberating Gentle Power -- The Catwalk Analysis of Fendi Womenswear
The A/W 20/21 collection of Fendi kicks off with the psychedelic sound of Alessandro Cortini, Nine Inch Nails's keyboardist. This time Silvia Venturini, the creative director of Fendi, performs the theme of Gentle Power through the combination of structure and softness, and showcases the liberation of wearable female power. This season plus-size models join the catwalk lineup for the first time. The high-waist of the crisp overcoat and the well-fitting dress accentuates female form, which echoes the pink streamlined catwalk. Retro lantern sleeves run through the whole series. Color-blocking and contrasting of classic elements fully display the role switch between boudoir and meeting room. The strap boots with sheepskin cushion and satin high-heeled shoes highlight the vampire-like enchanting temperament, in line with the theme of boudoir. The waisted design, military outerwear with flare sleeves and the crisp fabric present the powerful temperament of females in the meeting room, quite emotional. Fendi's aesthetics balances between sexiness and calmness, toughness and softness, gentleness and power.
Minimalist Beauty of Purity -- The Catwalk Analysis of Jil Sander Womenswear
After the "unity of opposites" of S/S 2020 Jil Sander, this season the couple, Lucie and Luke Meier, brings the minimalist beauty of purity. The couple knows models can not fully display the emotion and temperament of clothing by just walking around the catwalk, so they put chairs in the center of the stage for models to sit down. The unique design endows the show with a different emotion. The noble feeling also brings a dramatic moment.
The Confident Wardrobe -- The Catwalk Analysis of Victoria Beckham Womenswear
Victoria Beckham is a high-end fashion brand founded by famous British singer and fashion designer Victoria Beckham in 2008. Victoria Beckham's own fame and her steady middle-class background make her designs unique. The 20/21 A//W series is inspired by that exhausted woman are seeking peace, and creates the style of confident wardrobe. The collection records the return of the black avant-garde silhouette and exposed neckline, negative space rhomboid knitting which is first raised by Stephan Cooke (a young London menswear designer), two pieces of Shetland knitwear (one in cornflower blue, the other in yolk yellow), flares sleeves, the dress with dense and regular smocking stitch, the finely cut check shirt, the skirt with a tough silhouette, and the layered color-blocked overcoat. These all bring a confident femininity of urban office ladies.
Escape from Reality -- The Catwalk Analysis of MICHAEL KORS Womenswear
On the last day of A/W New York Fashion Week, it is MICHAEL KORS's turn to wrap up. It transforms the American stock exchange in Manhattan into an idyllic cottage full of a modern and cozy atmosphere, leading people to travel between the city and the countryside. "Sometimes we just want to get away from the noise of the city and feel the tranquility of nature," says designer Michael Kors, "of course, we can't all move to the countryside. However, we can integrate own private time and comfortable feelings into our life through the beautiful design". This season there are many classic check and totem, lethargic cape, contrasting leather and wool, full and strong autumn tones and nonchalant outline, exuding the unique charm of MICHAEL KORS.