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5 Key Fall 2021 Fashion Trends to Know Now

What season is it anyway? Does it even matter? Despite the pandemic induced shuffle of shows, collection drops and business models, designers have retained at least one constant, unshakeable drive: the desire to create. And while we might not necessarily need to invest in a new pair of metallic fringed pants right now, just the very sight of them is enough (in some small way), to inspire a scenario of dancing in them with a room full of mask-less people. Until then, add them to a list of fall 2021 items and trends to covet (below) when the seasons once again roll around…

Loose suits

SS21’s wide pants have gained traction – so much so in fact, that designers have decided to pair them with an equally oversized jacket. Cue the loose suit, offered up by the likes of Victoria Beckham, Alberta Ferretti and Max Mara: sophisticated, elegant and utterly effortless.

Puffer jackets

Paired with maxi dresses, midi skirts, short shorts or even high-heel armored boots (Balenciaga), the protective puffer jacket is a versatile winter wardrobe staple for fall 2021.

A fringe finish

From belted coats to knit dresses, designers had everything in shreds for fall. Let’s face it, fringed clothing has come a long way from its association with 1920s flapper dresses, Western-style leather jackets, or Sixties Hippie era suede waistcoats. At Salvatore Ferragamo, monochrome knit dresses were covered in hanging scraps, while Fendi added fringe detail to the bottom of elegant evening coats.

Statement legs

A fast-track way to change up an outfit? With a pair of block color or statement print stockings. At Prada, models strutted through multi-textural rooms in geometric print hosiery rendered all the more powerful under conservative navy skirt suits.

Knit fever

What’s the first thing you think of when you think about comfort? If it’s cosy knitwear, you’re in good company as designers have imagined practically every silhouette for fall in ultra-soft fabrics.

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