Lh’s Favorite Runway Looks for SS21
Fashion seasons were, like all things 2020, different this year. From the merging of men and women, brands going offseason to many events broadcasting virtually open to all. But nonetheless, many amazing runway looks for Spring/Summer 2021, SS21, debuted during the fall 2020 shows. For fashion lovers, being on top of fashion events is crucial, so we are pleased to share with you an overview of our favorite runway looks for Spring/Summer 2021. From the grand finale of Paris Fashion Week to London, Milan, and back to the beginning at New York Fashion Week, this year’s most anticipated fashion events delivered tons of inspiring designs for high fashion lovers. Along with a wonderfully pleasant artistic escape! Scroll on for Lh’s favorite runway looks for SS21.
Paris Fashion Week SS21 Runway Looks
This just in, Olivier Rousteing’s decided to answer all of our prayers, and thank goodness he did. The new arrivals are full of neon colors, leather, sparkles, and high-octane elements. Balmain’s sexy pieces were completely extraordinary and left everyone blown away.
With the situation we live in today, we are increasingly at home. In this way, Giambattista created a collection that represents this, which, although the woman is at home, does not mean that she no longer wants to shop. In this sense, this collection consists of suits with a skirt, dresses, and shirts.
When it comes to Schiaparelli we all know that the brand’s DNA is surrealism. Each season this brand presents extravagant and different collections and this year’s runway looks were no exception. So, in this collection, we find some of founder Elsa Schiaparelli’s favorite motifs. Yes, the lobster, as well as the padlock and the elephant head, as seen in the collection’s supersized earrings and face pieces.
Dries Van Noten
With the confinement Dries Van Noten began to wonder what the future of fashion would be and what impact this pandemic would have on the future of this industry. Thus, the inspiration to create an optimistic and cheerful collection arose. Vivid colors appear, dresses with balloon sleeves, bathing suits, and belted coats.
This year, Italian stylist and designer Maria Grazia Chiuri, created an enviable, luxurious and irreverent wardrobe. Inspired by the 1970s, the stylist decided to create comfortable pieces that make a difference. The entire collection had a bohemian vibe and Maria believes that more and more people are experiencing a personal and intimate relationship with their clothes.
This year, Louis Vuitton had a completely surprising inspiration. This season’s collection takes its inspiration from the film “Wings of Desire” by Wim Wenders. And the big message behind the collection is that the world is lost but hope will always remain. The collection also takes inspiration from the modern generation of Berlin.
The Chanel collection made by stylist and creative director Virginie Viard. The inspiration for this collection is based on the cinema since Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld dressed so many actresses in real life and also for the movies. The clothes are very colorful, joyful, vibrant and the entire collection is very youthful.
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Since Natacha Ramsay-Live joined the house in 2017, the collections have undergone changes. In this way, this collection is no exception and fully reflects its philosophy. Which a large part is based on elements introduced in previous seasons. Natacha also touched on the post-quarantine theme and for that reason produced more accessible and comfortable clothing, thus leaving his Chloé silhouette.
This collection has a very special touch for Elie Saab. Recently, he became a grandfather and the inspiration for this runway and collection was his granddaughter. Named “a new down”, Elie conceived of the collection in a series of color capsules.
We are present to a new partnership between Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons this season. A collaboration announced earlier this year, and one the industry has reacted very well to. From this partnership appeared statement pieces alongside a new Prada uniform.
London Fashion Week SS21 Runway Looks
For this season, Ricardo Tisci made a powerful statement by live-streaming the fashion show in a forest outside London. When time’s like this threaten the future of the world and fashion, Tisci decided to show that the show must go on. Ricardo collaborated with Imhof, and together they made their own fairy tale, surrounded by nature models appear wearing Tisci’s signature tailoring-meets-streetwear staples. What a beautiful and spectacular moment to remember.
Victoria’s clothing line is known for its tailored and workwear pieces. On this runway, we find pieces such as slim suiting with extra long flared trousers, suit sets, dresses, and tailored pieces. Everything is very easy to combine, with each piece offering multiple style options.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, Christopher Kane went to his garden and started to paint and make new pieces, or as we call them, works of art. These patterns were so good he printed them. The end result, a beautiful collection inspired by Joy and making things simpler.
Milan Fashion Week SS21 Runway Looks
This show was marked by the difference with regard to the space where it was held, at the Fonderie Macchi, an industrial-feeling metallurgical foundry. This line includes easy dresses, crochet, lace, macramé, and some jeans made in collaboration with Levi.
Donatella Versace is the face of the brand and she said this collection would be something else, and well she kept the promise. This collection is inspired by the sea and mythology. On the runway, came oversized blazers, mini skirts, neon dresses inspired by reefs, and so much more. It was just delightful to watch and of course, stands out almost instantly.
When it comes to Giorgio Armani, elegance is always on the top of our minds. He continuously chooses to keep the same record, but still manages to stand out. We can expect to see eveningwear that sparkles, neutral suits, and fluid dresses, such a refined collection and you wouldn’t expect less.
As always Moschino surprises us with something innovative and literally different from something we hope to see at a fashion show. Jeremy Scott presented us with an haute couture puppet show of dreamlike proportions in collaboration with Jim Henson’s creature store. With this line, Jeremy gives us back our need to dress to impress and use tulles, ballgowns, feather trims, and of course peppering the normal day looks with a touch of chic and exquisite.
Dolce & Gabbana
This Dolce & Gabbana collection will always be remembered as a “patchwork collection”. The line represents the designers’ talent for innovation. And also how they adapted to the circumstances we live in due to the pandemic. The brand saw access to conditioned fabrics and ended up using noble and luxurious fabrics and floral patterns to give an extraordinary final result.
The Fendi clothing line was inspired by introspection and peace of mind. Her inspiration came during quarantine, while she spent her days at the window watching, and thus how the transparent dresses with floral patterns appeared. This collection is made of detailed and delicate materials such as lace, latticework, furs, and flourishes of ajouré flowers.
New York Fashion Week SS21 Runway Looks
For some designers, inspiration came during quarantine, on the other hand, for Wes Gordon, inspiration came later when he returned to his studio more passionate than ever for fashion. Therefore, Wes decided to take everything he already used and take everything to an even higher limit. Thus puffed sleeves, floor-sweeping silhouettes, bows, and polka dots appear.
As one of our all-time favorites, Tom Ford’s runway looks did not disappoint us. His collection is everything we asked for and dreamed about, it’s glamourous. chic and fun. We can find pajama sets, dresses, and also leopard prints.
As we can see so far, many of the designers took their inspiration during confinement. In this way, Christian was no exception. His inspiration came from several of his favorite films. While watching his show we find a collection made up of bikini tops, skirts, dresses, and playful adornments, all of this combined with the most important accessory of the season: masks.
Like other designers, Kate and Laura Mulleavy bet on creating a collection that is also based on comfort, even though they know that women still need to have in their wardrobe serve as an essential piece of prominence. Thus, this year they decided to give a twist and present their parade in the mountains, and the theme that inspired the collection was the 40s.
And that’s a wrap from Lh on the runway looks of SS21!
Words by Inês Vidal