After over a year filled with restrictions, uncertainty and disaster – designers from all over the globe did of course face many logistical challenges when putting together their collections this Fashion Month.
With big decisions from the likes of The British Fashion Council who moved the traditional menswear showcase from January to February in light of the pandemic, the usual fashion month calendar and spectacle became somewhat blurred. These restrictions did make way for some pretty big growth, with Fashion Month filled to the brim with catwalk shows, fashion films, performance art, panel talks and so much more.
With the door swung wide open for inclusivity and many creative boundaries pushed, here are 5 things we’re taking away from this AW21 Fashion Month…
- Bold Beauty
- Romanticism & Feminine Tailoring
- Female Power
- Hopeful Dressing
#1 Bold Beauty.
In the words of Jeremy Scott, who took Old Hollywood Technicolor glamour to new heights with Moschino’s latest AW21 collection, “Comfort schmomfort! What we need now more than ever is fantasy and glamour and things that make you feel wonderful”.
That’s right, we saw many designers [see Altuzarra’s butterfly-esque faces & Versace’s neon colour-striped eyes] step their makeup game up a notch this Fashion Month, and we are certainly here for it.
As restrictions begin to ease and we look towards the near future; it seems that delving into the right makeup – rather than our wardrobes – may just be the perfect way to yield the most powerful statements. Rich metallics, statement lips and winged liner – we’re coming for you.