This time last year, we were living out of a suitcase between the fashion capitals, stomping the cobbled streets of Paris and Milan with our fancy heels as we rushed between runway shows. That was the last time the world looked and felt “normal.” A year later, with COVID-19 refusing to leave us alone, Fashion Month was (obviously) far from what it once looked like. Front row seats have been replaced by, well, our couch and it is no longer mandatory to look your best to attend a runway show – loungewear will do just fine. One thing has, however, remained unchanged. As always, we kept our eyes peeled to the runways – this time on our screens – to spot the top Fall/Winter 2021 trends.
Curious about the styles you’ll be wearing next season? Discover the biggest trends from Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2021 below.
The Head-to-Toe Knit
Knit? For Fall? Groundbreaking. All the sarcasm aside, we couldn’t be happier that comfy knit loungewear is coming back for another season.
The Metal of Honor
Sparkling silver and gold tones made several eye-grabbing appearances on Paris runways this season, earning the metallic trend a top spot on the list of most-anticipated Fall/Winter 2021 trends.
The Forgotten Sleeve
For the upcoming season, designers seem to have taken a deliberate shortcut, leaving one sleeve out of their garments. Models sporting one bare hand popped regularly on the Paris runways, making it evident that asymmetrical clothing will continue to dominate the trend charts for yet another season.
The Guilt-Free Leather
Mercury is already climbing here in the UAE, but the leather dress you’ve been eyeing for months is (finally) on sale. Well, you can now indulge in some guilt-free (faux) leather retail therapy as the tough fabric will continue to reign for another season.
The Mitten Sleeves
While we didn’t see mitten sleeves coming, we can’t help but wonder if the (partial) palm-covering trend is a direct effect of the pandemic and our ensuing touch sensitivity.
The Swaying Fringe
It was raining fringe on the Fall/Winter 2021 runways. Brands like Chanel, Loewe, Hermès, and Isabel Marant, amongst others, assured us that fringes will be one of the top fall trends.
The Exaggerated Shoulders
While fashion’s obsession with oversized sleeves seems to have (finally) calmed down, it is only because designers are now focusing their design efforts on exaggerated shoulders. With brands like Dior, Elie Saab, and Balmain getting behind the style, there is no doubt that dramatic shoulders will be a massive new-season trend.