From runway shows with masked attendees to creative livestream and video presentations, Milan’s Spring/Summer 2021 shows thus far have been a welcomed treat amongst the turbulence of the ongoing pandemic. Although fall has just begun, L’OFFICIEL is already looking forward to the warmer days awaiting us next year. Here, the stand out Spring/Summer 2021 trends from the top shows from the Italian capital’s week of fashion.
For Spring/Summer 2021, designers presented options wildly different yet just as unique: some with intricate needlework and embellishments, others with attention-grabbing prints. There were even different variations of the same styles: Prada’s distressed sweaters were adorned with carefully-placed holes, while Marni’s were perfectly rugged.
Since the heydays of Coco Chanel and Azzedine Alaïa, matching sets are nothing new, but today’s designers have kept them going strong. Spring/Summer 2021 runways modernized them by experimenting with different types of layering—like Sportmax’s combination of sheer and opaque—and silhouettes—whether going the structured route of Alberta Ferretti’s floral three-piece or the free-flowing route of Emporio Armani’s monochrome asymmetrical cami and pants.
Whether playing with neons like Versace or opting for an elegant black bra like Dolce and Gabbana, many were nodding to early ‘00s style for Spring/Summer 2021 by showing some skin.