This year’s fashion history can be read like Japanese honkaku mystery detective novels with a puzzle-plot. No doubts: till now it has been a year like no other. And it still is a year like no other – may the astrologists help! The fashion industry didn’t know such a complete fashion coup d’état and the complete take over of the street fashion over the catwalk dictation which reigns supreme since then. The pandemic is still not gone and we still can’t travel freely and more or less randomly plan, live and travel through our lives as we used to do as many catwalks trends stay just as the beautiful photographs of the already past and they will barely be worn. The autumn and winter trends 20/21, shown in the most influential fashion capitals, relay to the world BEFORE pandemic and they should be seen as thoughts and visions of the designers on the completely different reality AFTER it, as we have now. Fashion has probably been changed forever and designers have had to adapt to this total and complete fashion reset. Here we go with a revue of the breakout pulse points which really survived “from catwalk to reality” and are truly set to define autumn and winter 2020/21:
1. Fringes and TASSELTASTIComania as celebration of the movement and freedom after the disastrous spring lockdown all over the planet. Nothing goes this season without a tasselled trim! Either chic office skirts (like Dior with its seventies spin), evening coats (almost all fashion houses!) or gowns (Roksanda) or simply boho crowd: everybody is in tassel mood! Some fashion journals compared the season’s hottest trend with long carwash fringe. But if you are in the mood to make an entrance next winter, then consider adopting some fringing into your best pieces for the season. This wow detail was the most important during the Milan shows (think Prada) and adorned almost everything.
2. Skirt suits: the matching tailored skirted suit made its victory parade at all levels of the fashion ranks. Choose from business appropriate or short and hot getaway. With a season steeped in romantic influences, frills are enough to make any silhouette pretty. Rohmir also adds sparkling threads to a tweed mini suit and updates the look with a soft knitted hoodie. The jacket frayed with twinkling threads along the front and sleeves whilst the skirt’s flirty pleats have powder blue inserts. The classic crombie style coat makes a glittering statement in blue/green two-tone Lurex, navy silk collar and colourful buttons with bird design.
A sub-version of this chic Ivy-league go-for is the college girl suit, including a polo, sweatshirt or a hoodie.