Fall/Winter 2021: Key fashion themes for the season
Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers a key womenswear theme emerging for Fall Winter 2021, that will be essential in informing future season’s collections. As gender lines become blurred, classic masculine dress codes are translated for womenswear. With upcoming industry events such as London Fashion Week adopting a unisex approach, and...
21 May 2021
Comfort is in: how a year in loungewear is shaping trouser trends
People are not ready to ditch the sweatpants - at least not entirely. As ordinances on social distancing and facial coverings begin to lift and people return to their pre-pandemic routines, clothing trends indicate that consumers prefer the comfort of the loungewear they had been wearing during lockdown. “Comfort became a key priority for people...
18 May 2021
Fall 21 trend: The ubiquitous flannel shirt
The ubiquitous flannel shirt looks set to be a star item for fall wardrobes, a unisex style with a cachet that rarely fails. From Isabel Marant to Marc Jacobs, flannel shirts are a core utility garment, with new details and sustainable updates to make it relevant for the Fall 21 season. A key item in any workwear range plan, comfort clothes and...
14 May 2021
Fall/Winter 2021 macro theme: Integrated globalism
Though separation may have occurred in the physical world, designers and makers are seeking to reconnect us with our global community through collaborative endeavors and the promotion of a more inclusive culture. Echoing consumer’s renewed sense of community and desire to look beyond their own borders, Integrated Globalism appeals to that...
14 May 2021
Video: Louis Vuitton pre-FW21 menswear collection
In this video, French fashion house Louis Vuitton has presented its pre-FW21 menswear collection. Watch the video below. Video: Louis Vuitton via YouTube Photo credit: Louis Vuitton, Facebook
11 May 2021
Fall/Winter 2021 macro theme: Uber refined vintage
Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers a key, early mainstream macro theme for Fall Winter 2022, Uber Refined Vintage. Vintage revival trends continue to evolve as traditional colour palettes, print ideas and shapes are revisited and reinterpreted through a modern lens. As consumers seek comfort in nostalgia and move towards a more investment...
7 May 2021
Video: Dior FW21 menswear campaign
In this video, Christian Dior has presented its colourful and vibrant FW21 menswear campaign designed by Kim Jones in collaboration with artist Kenny Scharf. Watch the video below. Video: Christian Dior via YouTube Photo credit: Dior, Facebook
6 May 2021
Q&A with Yvonne de Bruyn, Fashion & Style Director for Consultancies at Peclers Paris
How do you process trend forecasting? It is like Archaeology, but instead of unravelling the past we collect pieces of a puzzle called the Future. Driven by never-ending curiosity and fine-tuned intuition, we gather every sign providing us emotion and inspiration. By careful composition, considering major shifts in consumer values, we achieve...
3 May 2021
Fall/Winter 2021: Womenswear accessories trend
Accessory design is injected with the key themes of the season as ultimate comfort and vintage revival trends come to the fore. Bags, softs, jewellery and eyewear trends merge seamlessly with apparel, creating a top-to-toe look that sums up the consumer mindset. A blend of optimism for the future combined with physical and emotional protective...
30 Apr 2021
A dramatic look at Saint Laurent's Fall 2021 collection
The dramatic location for Saint Laurent’s Fall 2021 collection was anything but ordinary. Vast, sweeping landscapes devoid of sun and partial to elemental ruptures of water, ice, wind and sand, were the backdrop for YSL creative director Anthony Vacarello’s post-pandemic world. It could easily have been a film set with the cast of Lost, so out...
29 Apr 2021
Highlights: Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo and Shibuya Fashion Week FW21
Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo fall and winter 2021 took place from March 15 to 20, from Shibuya Hikarie to the Omotesando Hills. A total of 51 brands participated in various physical and virtual events. Although Japan’s coronavirus infection rate has not diminished, Tokyoites still donned their finest streetwear and celebrated the capital’s fashion...
28 Apr 2021
Consumers are picking comfort with their Fall 2021 denim
Skinny jeans are out and wide legs are in. The denim industry is witnessing an evolution in consumer tastes after a year of working from home, as people now prioritize comfort. Over the past few years, denim has been used as an expression of artistic forms of fashion, with statement elements such as patchwork and experimental silhouettes...
26 Apr 2021