From New York to Paris, these are the most popular trends in the Pre-Fall 21 collections. Here’s your guide to understanding the next months’ trends.
Starting in June, boutiques will start offering the best Pre-Fall 21 pieces. Fashion had commonly been divided into two major seasons, spring-summer and autumn-winter, but in recent years two more collections have been launched that serve as a bridge between the major two.
These collections are known as Resort and Pre-Fall. Both give us versatile, transitional garments. In Pre-Fall collections, we can find things like knitted sweaters and slip dresses or looks with several layers that can adapt to any weather.
These items tend to be more commercial and are perfect for days when the afternoon is very hot but the evening is cool. Throughout the Pre-Fall 21 collections of various designers, we see knits, miniskirts, items with a masculine vibe, wide-leg pants, and bias-cut dresses. The biggest trends from the Pre-Fall 21 collections are:
The obsession with chess that began last year with The Queen’s Gambit continues. This time we’re seeing checkered patterns from various designers, both in classic black and white and vibrant color combinations. Some of my favorite looks with this trend were from Balmain, Chanel, Giambattista Valli, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Tod’s and Tory Burch.
When you think knits, you might think “grandma,” but these pieces give us a modern twist with vibrant hues and geometric prints. From maxi dresses and vests to skirts and shorts, this season is full of knit garments. We can see this trend from Balenciaga, Carolina Herrera, David Koma, Dior, Missoni, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Proenza Schouler.
Love it or hate it: your school uniform is back in style. For their Pre-Fall 21 collections, designers have been taking inspiration from this classic garment. Pleated skirts are back, both mini and maxi, in solids and prints. These are sure to become wardrobe staples. Find pieces in this style from Etro, Marina Moscone, Marni, MM6 Maison Margiela, Sacai, Thom Browne, and Versace.
This season’s looks are star-studded, with lots of flashy silver dresses, raincoats, pants, and jumpsuits. Designers such as Alberta Ferretti, Balmain, Dior, Elie Saab, Givenchy, Nº 21 and Valentino are bringing back disco and the space age.
A stereotyped color that once represented femininity has been getting a major makeover, transforming itself into an icon of power and strength. This season we see this color in its most subdued version, both in masculine pieces and romantic silk dresses. Find it in collections from Alexander McQueen, Carolina Herrera, Emilio Pucci, Erdem, Jil Sander, Max Mara, Stella McCartney, and others.
These are some of the most popular trends in the Pre-Fall 21 collections of the top designers in the industry. We’re sure to see these looks in real life very soon, not to mention on the Instagram profiles of A-list celebrities.