Menswear is embracing more saturated colors for Fall 2021. Designers are moving away from the traditional cold-weather palettes of neutrals and earth tones to embrace the bold looks of red and yellow.
In Balenciaga’s collection, yellow was utilized throughout loungewear pieces such as t-shirts, sweatpants and sweatshirts, while Fendi brought the hue to elevated daywear pieces such as trousers, shirts and jackets. A-Cold-Wall and Etro each used yellow generously, across shirts, sweaters, loungewear and accessories. Prada, Balenciaga and Undercover each designed a yellow coat and Dior created several jackets and sweaters in a bright lemon yellow.
While warm colors are nothing new to men’s clothing, the saturated tones we are seeing in upcoming collections demonstrate a move to more statement-making palettes. Current retail lineups embrace muted iterations of warm colors – burgundy, burnt orange, pale yellow. Next season seems to be taking a turn to colors that catch the eye.
We are expecting to see bright colorways in menswear as we approach Fall 2021. Keep an eye out for saturated yellow, as well as red and blue tones, across solids, colorblocks and bold patterns in the upcoming season. Images: Pexels, Dior and A-Cold-Wall (Fall 2021) Catwalk Images
Clothes need to do more than look good these days. Fashion is leaning into functionality, and there was a lot of stylish and warm outerwear in the collections in Stockholm—where even by Swedish standards it’s mighty cold. In substantial puffers and tailored but roomy cloth coats, people on the streets mirrored the trends making headlines at the shows.
Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers the essential print and pattern directions from the Men’s Fall Winter 2021-22 international designer collections.
Tapping into the core themes of the season, prints explore nostalgic sensibilities and reworkings of classic menswear patterns. Continuing the move towards more unisex and genderless dressing, traditional print elements from womenswear are also reconsidered though a masculine lens.
Memories from childhood and a playful, light-heartedness imbues colourful comic strip inspired prints. Motifs are rendered in bright, bold retro hues with graphic styling reminiscent of cartoons or vintage movie posters, reigniting a sense of fun and appreciation of times past.
As gender lines become increasingly blurred, feminine florals are reimagined for the modern man. Simplified and abstracted blooms are emboldened by exploded proportions, strong lines and colourways, giving flowers a punchy, more graphic quality.
The classic shirting stripe is given a modern art makeover as geometric shapes and placement motifs are collaged and overlaid. Linear patterns are broken up with contrasting squares and circles, whilst cut-out effects and patched panels introduce a three-dimensional quality.
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Tapestry, the New-York based fashion holding company that owns Coach New York, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman, has joined the Black in Fashion Council Active Allyship Pledge.
The pledge aims to secure the advancement of Black individuals in the fashion and beauty industry.
For the next three years, Tapestry will work with BIFC executive board members, who will provide feedback, insights, and counsel the company.
“We are proud to partner with the Black in Fashion Council and join them in their mission to ensure that Black individuals are represented and amplified in our industry,” said Joanne Crevoiserat, chief executive officer of Tapestry in a press release.
“We have committed to expanding diversity in our Tapestry brand leadership teams. Working with the Council will help us build upon the progress we have made in achieving these goals.”
Sandrine Charles, a co-founder of BIFC, added, “As we now have over 100 brands signed on to work with the Black in Fashion Council, we couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Tapestry brands on creating long-term change in the fashion industry. There is still so much work to be done, and it’s exciting to see influential houses like Tapestry commit to making our industry more inclusive.”
In honor of Black History Month, Tapersy said Coach has launched The Black Alliance, which partners with historically Black universities to provide scholarships to students.
Furthermore, the Kate Spade New York Foundation will continue to support the mental health and wellbeing of women and girls of color in the New York City area said the company.
The news comes after model Joan Smalls, IMG, Color of Change, and the Black in Fashion Council Launched the #ChangeFashion campaign to fight racism and long-standing systemic issues within the fashion industry.
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Vans and Opening Ceremony have linked for the debut of a global collection of footwear, apparel, and accessories.
Using Vans’ original deck shoe, the Authentic, as their canvas, and inspired by the classic checkerboard print, Opening Ceremony reinvented the pattern by adding two abstract snake and leopard designs to the footwear and apparel.
The leopard pattern is featured on an assortment of apparel, including a track suit-inspired jacket and pants and a leopard-printed tote emblazoned with a novelty rubber Vans x OC patch.
“Vans has been a long-time creative partner of ours, and we’re so excited to collaborate on their iconic print this season,” said Opening Ceremony creative director Humberto Leon in a press release. “For this new capsule collection, Carol and I are inspired to reinvent the checkerboard, taking a new graphic approach to Vans’ classic pattern.”
Two new colorways have been released for the iconic California skate sneaker, including monochromatic orchid and baja blue. Each shoe is decorated with an Opening Ceremony woven patch on the heel.
The Vans x Opening Ceremony collection will be available worldwide online, at Vans retail locations, and at select wholesale partners on February 19.