Fashion For Fall
AW21 trends you need to know.
Not sure what to wear this fall? We've got you covered. Take a look at the upcoming trends...
The dark academia aesthetic has seeped into the AW21 runway from Dior to Cinq à Sept. Think blazers, shirts, checks and jumpers when shopping for this trend and keep dark neutral tones in mind. Add a tailored vest and platform loafers to your wish list to perfect this aesthetic.
Y2K Is Here to Stay
Love it or hate it, the Y2K trend is following us into Autumn with labels like Blumarine, Saint Laurent, Versace and ALYX all reminiscing on 00’s in their AW21 collections. Expect to see lots of trucker hats, fuzzy fabrics and butterfly motifs popping up. To take this trend into the winter months, layer that slip dress you bought this summer with a cute cardigan, some knee-high boots and fluffy accessories for that Y2K look.
This season will see a more positive palette when it comes to Autumn/Winter fashion with dense, saturated shades. Versace and Prada have used super-bights in their AW21 collections with vibrant blues greens and pinks instead of neutrals, along with other designers such as Raf Simons and Bottega Veneta. Put the black leggings away and inject brighter colours into your winter wardrobe, it will add some serious excitement to your everyday looks.
Ski Slopes Are the New Runway
Chalet styles have been seen from designers such as Miu Miu, Chanel, Thom Browne and Givenchy for their autumn collections. Think quilted materials, furry accessories and moon boot-like footwear (we’re not kidding). Ease your way into the skiwear trend with a textured handbag or treat yourself to a quilted jacket for the colder months. Add a faux fur hat, as seen at Burberry and Acne Studios and some chunky rubber boots to go all out!
Knit It or Quit It
Speaking of colder months, quality knitwear is gaining a valued place in our winter wardrobe. Soft, cosy fabrics have been a popular trend for luxury labels from Chloe to Proenza Schouler. Specifically, knitted dresses have been seen in super-feminine modern silhouettes from brands such as Valentino, Bottega Veneta and Gabriela Hearst. Keep an eye out for bohemian style knits with chocolate brown colour palettes for an AW21 winner.
Western Wear Is Going Nowhere
Just like Y2K, the western wear trend is continuing into fall with cowboy boots, fringe and loose-fit denim. This aesthetic has been popular with celebrities such as Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus and Kendall Jenner, along with designers like Isabel Marant and Celine. If you haven’t already, go thrift yourself a pair of vintage cowboy boots and Levis!
From printed coats to tights, AW21 is all about making a statement. Animal print faux fur has been seen at Stand Studio and Givenchy this season, with other designers opting for statement prints on accessories. Vivienne Westwood, Maisie Wilen, Prada and Fendi have all added printed tights to their fall collections - if you loved the Gucci monogrammed tights last year you'll love trying playing with this trend.
Roaring Twenties 2.0
For fall 2021, the fashion trends fall in line with the times by prepping for a new-wave Roaring ‘20s. Think glimmering but covered up: long trousers, high necks, jackets and voluminous dresses. Sequins and rhinestone embellishments have been popular at Prada, Paco Rabanne, Stella McCartney and Valentino. Modern iterations of ‘20s dresses can be found at Kim Jones’s new Fendi and Gabriela Hearst’s new Chloe. Grab your sparkly dress and long vintage coat so you’re perfectly fitted for the occasion.