For most, 2020 was the year that disappointed, disturbed and devastated. Holidays postponed, courses cancelled, offices closed and life on hold. No parties to dress up for, no career ladder to climb and no overseas adventures to pack for. One of the few industries that bucked the trend was fashion. Despite audiences being mostly prohibited, and the usual extravagant runway shows being forced to tone down, it didn’t stop the designers from putting on a show. Whilst we were all still rocking the zoom uniform of pajama bottoms and white shirt, the design houses of Milan and Paris were busy churning out new creations to remind us that fashion cannot, and will not, be defeated. So here it is, our compilation of the hottest trends for Spring Summer 2021 as seen on the runway.
Deck yourselves out from head to toe in the loudest, most exotic flora you can find. The pandemic may have muted some aspects of life and forced us all indoors, but we’re no shrinking violets! Wear them bright, wear them bold, wear them all over!
Purses, clutches, wallets, totes, swing bags, handbags, cross body bags – you name it, they were there. And they were yellow! Pick your size, pick your shade and step out the door. No need to be shy, this style is meant to stand out, gone are the days of coordinated accessories. This is a brave new world!
Pastel & Sorbet shades
The runways were awash with sorbet tones. A pastel paradise, from mint green, to lavender purple, to pale lemon. Keep it simple, no need for embellishments – allow the colour to do the talking.
Harking from the 80’s, the puff sleeve has made it’s comeback in a BIG way! From organza to leather, dresses to jackets, the puff sleeve was everywhere on this season’s runway. A diverse look; make it feminine with sheer pink, or powerful in black PU.
No longer the ‘boyfriend’ shirt or the ‘dad’ shirt, we’re taking ownership of our wardrobes and the oversized shirt is ours! Style it your way – with jeans or leggings, it’s a casual classic – there’s no such thing as wrong or right when it comes to oversize.
Loose Fit trousers
Wide leg trousers are the need of the hour. The past year has left many of us feeling out of shape and in need of a wardrobe saviour! The androgynous, loose fit trouser has answered our prayers! At once comfortable and devastatingly chic.