Welcome back to another installment from NYFW ’21! Thankfully, we have power an wifi again so I am able to catch up on the shows I missed as well as share today’s blog post. It has been an insane week, one for the history books indeed! Being able to distract myself with NYFW has been a welcome thought. And this year I have many opinions on the looks showcased!
Like I mentioned in the first NYFW Installment, this year due to COVID NYFW is free to the public to view online. This means that anyone who loves fashion can now watch shows, listen to interviews, and watch fashion films produced by fashion houses all over the world! I already addressed the Effie Trinket/80’s Prom dress department side of NYFW, so let’s chat about the trends that I couldn’t stop starring at! Time to dive into the best trends of NYFW 21 in today’s post!
What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.”—Miuccia Prada
I have been, and always will be, a fan of layering. Layering is such a classy way to add simple elements to a look to really make it stand out. Which is why this made my best trends of NYFW 21 post. The Dennis Basso FW ’21 had a multitude of layered looks that were all to tie for. From layering fur coats over trench coats over suits, to easy layered office essentials in a classy way. This is a chic trend I can get behind! This layering theme was also popular with other shows as well. From the Mr. Saturday show to the Marcell von Berlin show, all showcasing some sort of layering technique for a fabulous look! Here’s my favorite looks from the shows.
It’s probably the Texas girl at heart that makes me love this trend. Will I actively seek to change my wardrobe to this? No, but the soft colors, lace, and dainty details just melt my heart! The PatBo show specifically won me over from the start. Opening the show with a sunset backdrop and makes you feel like you’re walking through a field. Then you see a fabulous peplum hem apron style dress with open sides with a buckle feature. It was even adorned with chain stitched birds and branches. Truly just a really lovely dress! The show moves into fabrics like suede, satin, crushed velvet, and more textural fabrics with bright colors that just leaves you really happy. Similar shows were Stan, featuring a 400 year old grain farm and the Blumera show featuring a line of bags with similar details to inlayed leather. Here’s a few looks from the shows that made this a best trend of NYFW 21!
I have been on the fence about this trend, but the more that I stare at my growing vintage clothing wardrobe, it’s all coming together. This vintage inspired trend can also be found in your grandma’s closet, hence the name “grannycore”. Filled with looks full of layered sweaters, high waisted jeans, pinafore dresses over turtle necks, and blousy dresses and tops for the perfect granny moment. One show that wasn’t entirely granny core, but definitely was influenced by my grandmas wardrobe choices, was the Jason Wu show. (Yes, the same show with the Where’s Waldo moment) But I have to admit, I was here for it! It’s also a trend that carried over from NYFW ’20 shows from Concept Korea and more. This year though, Jason Wu took the granny cake, along with Nicole Miller’s 70’s granny vibes and the matching sets and puff sleeves of the PatBo show. Heres a few looks from the shows!
Honorable Trendy Runner-Up’s
As always, there are trends that I liked, but weren’t in love with or just were only showcased in a show or two.
Overly beaded looks
These are my kind of evening gowns. Adorned with beads in extravagant patterns, designs, and various beads to five off fabulous texture in all of the garments. Christian Cowan and Bibhu Mohaparta both his this trend right on the mark!
That 70’s Show
No really, if That 70’s Show went full fledge fashion week, it would be Anna Sui FW21 runway show. Filled with bright colors, go go boots, and psychedelic patterns, this show really was a throwback. Now, I am not sure that I would wear it, but I could definitely see why it’s trending!
I don’t love fringe, so I appreciate this trend from a distance. What’s crazy though, is that it was in like every other show I saw. So it made the honorable mentions because it’s not the worst, but it’s not my favorite either. Check out this fringe look from Colin Locassio!
Stay tuned for an inside look at my favorite NYFW 21 Shows!
This week has been a welcome distraction with all of the NYFW shows. I have been rounding up my favorite shows to share with you and I can’t wait to see what y’all think! Some of them are definitely a little more theatrical than others, but isn’t fashion just costumes anyways? Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get the first peek of when a new post drops!