Dior Men’s Fall 2021

Needless to say, the fall 2021 runway season has been a weird one.

Not only because the shows have been digital and we’ve sat in our homes watching them online, but also because designers presented a comprehensive juxtaposition of wearable clothes and high concept ideas. The biggest trends sprung from the idea of creating the perfect suit for right now. The results were baggie and comfortable designs reminiscent of the nineties slouchy style.

The idea of making outerwear a fall trend sounds ridiculously obvious, but this season’s statement-making coats were at the forefront more than ever.

The same applies to the array of knits shown this season, from turtlenecks and large textured cardigans to extra, extra long crewnecks. The long johns at Prada signaled that the concept of underwear as something intimate-only is out the window.

Dior brought back pomp and circumstance with his the military uniform universe, while Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton played with all American references, resulting in some great varsity jackets.

All that said, an underlying sense of optimism was the key message, and the use of bright colors was a clear signal that fashion is feeling hopeful — and so are we. Here are the top trends of the fall season.

COMFORT SUITS

After nearly a year of turning the living room into a boardroom, designers are channeling the work from home routine into the perfect blend of coziness and function. The result is a suit that works as well in a Zoom world as it does in real life.

Ermenegildo Zegna Men's Fall 2021

Ermenegildo Zegna Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of Ermenegildo Zegna

Kolor Men’s Fall 2021

Kolor Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of Kolor

Y/Project Men’s Fall 2021

Y/Project Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of Y/Project

COLOSSAL COATS

This season’s stars range from textured graphic numbers and dressing gown styles to inside out designs and over the top, evening-inspired, unisex top coats, all of which guarantee to grab attention.

Louis Vuitton Men’s Fall 2021

Louis Vuitton Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Casablanca MenÕs Fall 2021

Casablanca Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of Casablanca

GmbH Men’s Fall 2021

GmbH Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of GmbH

KNIT HITS

Jonathan Anderson’s conceptual “knit over knit” design at Loewe is a clear example of the cozy to the max mood that’s injecting new life into this men’s wear staple.

Loewe MenÕs Fall 2021

Loewe Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of Loewe

 

Etudes MenÕs Fall 2021

Etudes Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of Etudes

Dries Van Noten Men’s Fall 2021

Dries Van Noten Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of Dries Van Noten

NO LONGER UNDERWEAR

A clear result of the times we are living in is the idea of wearing underwear as a statement fashion piece, like the long johns at Prada or the classic tighty whities on the opening look at Rick Owens. The trend speaks to the intimate-at-home vibe that permeated the season.

Prada Men's Fall 2021

Prada Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of Prada

ERL Men's Fall 2021

ERL Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of ERL

Rick Owens Men’s Fall 2021

Rick Owens Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of Rick Owens

COLOR CODE

The use of bright blues and greens — as well as a good amount of red — packed a punch of positive vibes, telegraphing an optimistic message for the future.

JW Anderson Men’s Fall 2021

JW Anderson Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of JW Anderson

Phipps Men’s Fall 2021

Phipps Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of Phipps

Casablanca MenÕs Fall 2021

Casablanca Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of Casablanca

AMERICAN IDOLS

Whether it’s a classic collegiate varsity jacket at Louis Vuitton or the preppy-inspired reworkings of a knit vest at Y/Project, these heritage pieces redefined the All-American classics trend.

Louis Vuitton Men’s Fall 2021

Louis Vuitton Men’s Fall 2021  Giovanni Giannoni/WWD

Y/Project MenÕs Fall 2021

Y/Project Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of Y/Project

Reese Cooper MenÕs Fall 2021

Reese Cooper Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of Reese Cooper

UNIFORM APPROACH

At Dior, the pillar of men’s wear — suits — received the royal treatment by using the dress code from the inductees into the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Meanwhile, a traditional admiral’s naval coat at Wales Bonner exuded a retro vintage vibe ideal for Gen Z and beyond.

Dior Men’s Fall 2021

Dior Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of Dior

Wales Bonner MenÕs Fall 2021

Wales Bonner Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of Wales Bonner

JW Anderson Men’s Fall 2021

JW Anderson Men’s Fall 2021  Courtesy of JW Anderson

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