- Key Trend – Subversive Sexy
- Key Colour – Butter
- Key Item – Romantic Dress
- Key Detail – Cutout
The design continues for another season – Layered sheers, ruched details, a splash of leather and experimental cut-outs that elegantly reveal the body are at the heart of this trend. We’re loving this darker twist on party dressing, that turns the understanding of sexy, feminine dressing on its head.
There’s one standout colour emerging for S/S 21, butter. Molly Goddard applied this buttery neutral to her full-volume dresses, Victoria Beckham to slinky draped jersey dresses and 16Arlington proved this shade has plenty of depth for occasion wear and this shade is a must have for S/S 21.
These silhouettes provide a canvas for creativity as designers look to inventive ways to manipulate textiles. Resourcefulness and imagination with leftover fabrics gives rise to diversified and unique shapes. Add delicate ruffles and highlight seams and edges with contrast lace edging for a dramatic visual appeal.
They have got creative with placement, breathing new life into minimalist styles such as basic jersey dresses. We’re backing this detail to be huge for S/S 21, so get cutting!
VB in 2022
According to WGSN, the 2022 forecasts play around the theme of emotional response. Resourceful ideology implies that the designs created should carry a sense of purpose, require less maintenance, and get better with age. The key characteristics are versatility: in terms of design and sizing; comfort: silhouettes that allow an easy shift from work to rest; timeless: designs that have transitional silhouettes, are durable and made from sustainable materials; and last is low-maintenance: clothes that don’t require special treatment, don’t crease but still look chic
Denim Floral prints would be emerging too, Give digital prints a lived-in look with faded finishes that evoke a more vintage ’80s style.
In terms of colour, the post-pandemic world will require versatility, practicality, and longevity in the product. This means to bank on neutrals but to add newness that will reassure the risk-averse customer. The existing design will continue but differ in pattern as brighter colours will increase the freshness of spring and summer.