As Fall/Winter 2021 is coming to a close, we guarantee you’ve had your favourite pieces on the wishlist already. From oversized suits and padded outerwear to comfy quilts and ski gears in illuminating tones, Winter is looking great already.
Thanks to technology, we were treated to the best seats in the house to the best shows. The Men’s Fashion Week Winter 2021 have been a beautiful flow of visual inspirations from various designers on what you should look forward to the end of the year. Without further ado, we listed down a few of our favourite looks and moments from these high-fashion brands. Take a read and see what caught our eye from these shows.
Set in a snowy blizzard, MSGM has taken a stylish route to amp up your regular ski-gear ensembles. Taking inspirations from man and nature, adventure and sports, you’ll find classic throwback silhouettes from tweed jackets, wide knit cowls, tailored suits, padded-detailing and more. We love the colourful ski-gear pieces that represent what the overall collection was about; including prints of the 1930’s postcards of popular ski resorts (Chamonix, Saint Moritz, Courmayeur) on cotton tees. Vibrant shades with Rave of Stones prints mimic the textures of rocks, and reflection of glaciers to debut in the collection. Meanwhile, the electrifying neon hues are on the constant rise in the fashion world; making its way on the brands’ bucket hats in collaboration with Kangol.
If you have yet to watch the runway show, we suggest you do now. This season’s collection by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons took a whirlwind turn of fresh colours, cosy knits and retro-like patterns. Apart from its subtle debut of a mini dance-affair, the most-talked comeback of long johns (thermal bodysuits) also made an appearance on the runway. You can either wear on its own or take inspo by layering an oversized parka; the subtle contrast of bright hues and moody tones went along perfectly in our opinion. The symbolic Prada hardware logo accents were on full-display on outerwears along with next season’s coveted accessory – the leather gloves with attached pouches.
There are only two words to describe the Fendi show: functional and full of life. From an array of garments from neutrals to an explosion of colours, the ambience resembles an immersive mirrored tunnel to bring life to its surroundings. Key points to note from the collection are reversible workwear, relaxed outerwear silhouettes, belted overcoat, quilted detailing and fancy pyjamas tailoring. Artist and performer, Noel Fielding shared a part of his world with his artworks of written Fendi logos and abstract scribbles on the garments. It’s a match made in heaven when you pair your neutral pieces with a Fendi touch on a cold winter day.
Last night’s show was one to remember with Virgil Abloh’s premiere of the house’s Winter collection. The theme revolved around exploring the different archetypes of society and presumptions made on a person by their race and background. Inspired by the 1953 Stranger in the Village essay by James Baldwin; this season’s garments were about mixing cultures between the African heritage and the West. From floor-length coats to sharp tailoring and draped wraps in tartan and monogram depicts a memorable exploration of what mixing culture and fashion is. Meanwhile, the accessories that stole the spotlight were the weekender bags, carriers and most-talked-about aeroplane bag – not forgetting the sculptural cityscape jacket. We can definitely foresee these silhouettes on the trendiest personality once it’s out.