Fall/Winter 2021 Fashion Trends Report
The diverse range of styles walking down the Fall/Winter runways this spring nod to decades past while looking ahead incorporating materials and touches of unexpected futuristic twists. We were dazzled by elegant glitz and glam and made cozy by fresh interpretations of nostalgic knits and wools. Inspire your seasonal shopping or make the most out of your closet cleanout with this rundown of the season’s essential pieces and most on trend looks.
Glam of the Roaring Twenties receives a 21st Century upgrade. The influence of 1920s fashion was seen all over runways, from sheer silks and laces to elaborate sequined and beaded items. Our favorite part of this trend is the versatility in how designers interpreted this opulent decade. From 1990s grunge-esque slip dresses layered over plaids at Coach to the drop-waist color block sequin gowns at Dries Van Noten, this trend brings feminine glitz to any outfit.
1920s Vintage Sheer Beaded Tabard Over Dress
Roberto Cavalli Brocade Style Green Velour Semi-Fitted Coat
Ralph Lauren Black Label Navy Blue Silk Evening Slip Dress
Christian Dior Boutique 21st Century Jaipur Gypsy Beaded and Sequined Ensemble
Goodbye seasonal depression, this year we have color therapy to lift our spirits. From head to toe tonal looks at Jil Sander to unexpected color combos at Miu Miu, this season designers have used colors in unexpected ways. The dark, rich hues we are accustomed to seeing on Fall/Winter runways have been replaced by saturated brights. Whether you’re mixing complementary colors or wearing five shades of the same color, this Fall is all about having fun with your wardrobe and turning heads with unusual color mixing. If you’re not sure where to start, use complementary colors for a guideline on color families that work well with each other.
Layered and Tailored
Fall and winter are always better when layered, and it’s the more layers the merrier this year. Turtlenecks, button downs, vests, blazers, outerwear, you name it…you can layer it. The masculine silhouettes we saw in last season’s outerwear are taken a step further this Fall by being layered with sweaters and coats in thick wools. You can bring a feminine feel to this trend by wearing soft tones and lighter fabrics like seen at The Row or add a belt to your look to accentuate your waist, as demonstrated by Tory Burch.
Chanel Raw Edge Tweed Double-Breasted Coat Embellished with Sequins
Rag & Bone Ridley Blazer and Oman Tux Pants Worn at "Book Club" Film Screening
Women's Vintage Cardinali Wrap Coat
Chanel Boutique Fall/Winter 1997 Black and Tan Tweed Pantsuit
Traversing the Slopes
Designers have their heads in the clouds, going full après-ski; Miu Miu even held their runway show on the snow-covered Dolomite mountains in Northern Italy. Get ready to pull out your vintage fair-isle sweaters and hand-crocheted knits, but bring a modern twist by layering them with futuristic puffers in unexpected colors. Don’t forget the shearling and faux-fur, from outerwear to hats to bags; these are a must have for this trend.
From fitted and printed at Prada to chic and cozy at Fendi, designers have gone for head to toe ensembles. The best thing about this trend is you can find the right way to wear it for you. If you are bold go for an all over printed catsuit, but if you are a tame dresser simply elevate your loungewear. Either way you’ll be on trend in one of this Fall’s most versatile trends.
Harnesses - From sci-fi vibes at Loewe to classic at Gucci, harnesses are going to be an easy way to elevate your button down or dress this season.
Long Gloves - Whether you go for pearl embellishments like seen at Rodarte or classic leather as seen at Marc Jacobs, elbow length gloves are going to bring elegance to your winter accessory game.
Headscarves - This trend was huge for Spring/Summer 2021 and it is not going anywhere. Start brainstorming on ways to make your current collection work for Fall/Winter.
Wide Belts - Do you still cringe at the pictures of you in 2008 wearing a wide belt with everything? Don’t worry we aren’t back there…yet. Wide belts were seen cinching waist over outerwear and dresses.
Cowboy Boots - A classic way to make a statement with an understated fit.
2012 Runway Hervé Léger Leather Laser Cut Bustier, New With Tags
Emilio Pucci Geometric Multicolor Silk Scarf for Saks Fifth Avenue, 1960s
Suzi Roher of Canada Designer Black Belt with Silvertone Cast Buckle with Photo of Tanya Wearing the Belt on Stage
Custom Made Back At The Ranch Santa Fe Cowboy Boots with Butterflies and Florals
Bangle Bracelets - Whether you stack them as seen at Chloé or don one on each arm as seen at Lanvin, bangles are an essential accessory for fall.
Single Statement Earring - A trend that we saw emerging last year, wearing a single statement earring, is making a comeback this Fall. We saw this on the runways at Fendi, Givenchy and Prada.
Colorful - Just like with clothing trends this season, saturated colors are trending in jewelry. Mix various colors of gemstones to make a statement and add color to your neutral fits.
Animal Themed - From whimsical at Coach and Acne Studios to glamorous at Oscar de la Renta, jewelry on the runways this season is a magical menagerie.