2021 began as a year full of surprises and unexpected events, especially amid another surge in the pandemic. In order to start the year in a positive direction, influential designer brands are releasing their Spring-Summer clothing collections. All the fashion shows have already been hosted, and their collections will soon be in store for the general public.
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Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2021 “Métiers d’Art” collection by Virginie Viard is a Hollywood-influenced theme. Viard’s inspiration stems from the day-to-day modern life of actresses, including their attendance at red carpets or going to buy brunch. Released on Jan. 8, the collection ranges from big-shouldered suit jackets to overscale fluoro patterns.
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A rising French brand, Jacquemus’s Spring-Summer 2021 “L’Amour” collection by Simon Porte Jacquemus featured a carved-through golden wheatfield as the runway. Jacquemus’s design theme is neutral-hued and pastoral, combined with a gentler sense of warm weather because he wanted it to represent love and celebration. Utilizing sustainable practices, the collection’s statement pieces include both menswear and womenswear in similar prints and colors.
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Louis Vuitton’s (LV) women’s Spring-Summer 2021 collection by Nicolas Ghesquière was set against the monument’s Art Deco architecture and Art Nouveau frescoes. Ghesquière’s designs were less about the theme but rather heightened focus on the zone between femininity and masculinity. His emphasis is an unisex collection, which was inspired by his curiosity of nonbinary people. Inspired by Director Wim Wender’s movie, the collection is described as street-style with baggy chino pants instead of the more elegant outings of LV.
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Miu Miu’s Spring-Summer 2021 collection by Miuccia Prada was located in a cyber-spacious sports arena covered with camera screens. Prada’s signature styles had both a visual and philosophical-appeal in the collection: a ‘90s-influenced take on retro-inspired sportswear, reflecting several outfits based on different occasions. The designs reflect the role of clothes in life, ranging from prim low-riding track pants to plaid skirts including perfect party clothes like halter-neck tops.