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Accelerate Simplification -- The Catwalk Analysis of Jil Sander Womenswear
Simplification is the core of Jil Sander's design in 2021 early autumn. This style well fits the current uncertain period and ingeniously integrates contrastive elements to present liveliness in the delicate minimalist style. During the quarantine this year, the designer Luke Meier expects to show more indoor feeling and bring warmth to the life. This season's products use concise visual language to accurately send out the inspiration and brand inspirit. Soft woolen knitting and stiff suits fabric are applied as textures. Decorations and ornaments like jewelry buttons capture the modern quintessence. The most eye-catchy scarf turndown embraces the real contemporary silhouette and texture. The relaxing practicality and stylish angular tailoring show extreme elegance. The LOOKBOOK this season was shot in an apartment, and this modern space also reflect the delicate minimalism of brand.
Highlight Placement -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Catwalk Details
This report is based on the analysis of the data of the four major fashion weeks in S/S 2021. In this report, catwalk data divided by garment area and palcement details are theme of the analysis. Designers breaks through the iimitation of multi brand theme inspiration design. From the aspect of natural and eco-friendly, home office, rebirth and sustainable, French style and so on to explore essence of the design details. And provides inspiration for the process of superb details. Design details used in different part brings a different design psychology for garments and conveys a fashionable attitude.
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.
Portrait of the Younger Generation -- The Catwalk Analysis of Celine Womenswear
On October 26th, Hedi Slimane unveils Celine S/S 2021 women's ready-to-wear collection in Monaco. This time the red track at Stade Louis II becomes the catwalk for models. With a theme of "Portrait of the Younger Generation", this series delivers a new taste and emotion, not necessarily from this era but associated with the unease brought by this pandemic. Compared with its aggressive S/S 2021 menswear, the womenswear is gentle, or even relaxing. Slimane discards the French preppy aesthetics he has adopted since he took office in 2018, and employs casual and hormone preppy looks like the American Beauty.
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.
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.
Gender-Neutral Journey -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Louis Vuitton Womenswear
Louis Vuitton catwalk just ends in La Samaritaine, which also marks the end of Paris Fashion Week this year. It brings a future fashion proposition that urgently needs to be thought and solved - what potential does fashion have after removing all the boundaries of gender and function? Nicolas Ghesquière, a self-proclaimed "time conflict" enthusiast, has never stopped combining hot topics of social development with clothing in different periods. This season Louis Vuitton S/S 2021 collection spans five eras, and discusses gender non-dualization. Nicolas blurs gender boundary, displays creativity and creates a space for imagination, thus embracing the sensitive and unknown world and blending contradictory elements like the past and the future, softness and toughness, elegance and street fashion. The show makes use of a green curtain to bring audience into a vivid scene, and they can rotate 360 degrees in their own seats. Moreover, online audience see footage from Der Himmel über Berlin by Wim Wenders film in 1987, interacting with the online fashion show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Simplified Street Fashion -- The Catwalk Analysis of Off-White Menswear
Off-White Resort 2021 menswear collection gets more sophisticated than previous rebellious high street designs. It weakens street elements and simplifies designs. Trench coats and suits are decorated by street elements, making street fashion more wearable.
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.
The Comprehensive Analysis of Selected Catwalks in Other Areas
Fashion week has undoubtedly had a huge impact on the fashion industry. In addition to the four major fashion weeks, other fashion weeks are also influential. Their styles and details present a casual design sense. Most of them have a strong impact on current market.
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.
Confidence Under The Softness -- The Catwalk Analysis of Bottega Veneta Womenswear
Known as the Italian Hermès, Bottega Veneta is confident, elegant and self-loyal. At the end of 2019, the BV team, led by new creative director Daniel Lee, sweeps the British fashion awards, making it one of the biggest shows in Milan Fashion Week. The A/W 20/21 collection of Bottega Veneta is launched in Milan. The show uses projector to reproduce the architecture of Renaissance Italian architect Andrea Palladio. The new season of Bottega Veneta is no more serious, but filled with fluorescent tones like kiwi green, creating the symbolic colors for the future. Daniel Lee uses 59 looks to show female confidence hidden in softness, present the pure self-expression, and create the intellectual urban style. The materials used in this show are reusable and recyclable. The backstage catering also uses organic foods and biodegradable tableware, and surplus food is donated to NGO, showing the sustainable and anti-waste fashion attitude.
Exploring New Touch -- The Comprehensive Analysis of Womenswear Fabrics on Catwalks
This report concludes the runway data of more than 220 brands in the four fashion weeks of A/W 20/21, and analyzes the catwalks with fabric as the main line. Different fabrics are applied to different styles, showing different wearing effects. Based on that, this report also combines with trendy fabrics in the new season to offer more design inspirations. Because of the retro trend, jacquard grows. Leather and pearlescent satin also change boldly. Novel deconstructed fabrics, futuristic parachute protective fabrics and traditional formal wear fabrics also get innovated in this season.
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 Integration of Luxury with Sports -- The Catwalks Analysis of Off-White Womenswear
This season Off-White teams up with Arc'teryx to put on a womenswear show with a theme of "Slighty Off", creating a collection that blends luxury and sports. The collaboration of Off-white with Arc'teryx breaks the stereotype that the outdoor clothing only focuses on functionality but has no distinctive appearance, and the impression that high fashion is dominated by suits, dresses and high heels.
Girls, Move Forward! -- The Catwalk Analysis of Chloé Womenswear
In A/W 20/21 collection of Chloé, Natacha ramsa-levi, the creative director, explores the diverse female world. And she invites sculptor Marion Verboom to present sensual gold totem in the show, and musician Marianne Faithfull to read the classic literature. The iconic concrete lines from painter Rita Ackermann's works are also injected into the design of items and accessories. This season Chloe A/W 20/21 collection blends painting, sculpture and poetry into this show, adopts heather rose, dune, light brown, chestnut, dust blue and caramel, and applies paisley prints, the beaded collar and embroidery for a soft visual feel.
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.