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5 pattern trends for fall/winter 2021

Animalier, patch-work and expressionist flowers will dominate the looks of the new season

5 pattern trends for fall/winter 2021 Animalier, patch-work and expressionist flowers will dominate the looks of the new season

The future of fashion is bright, bold and able to be noticed guided by the new pattern trends of the season. Here we are again turning a new page towards a Fall/Winter season that looks full of hope and "in presence". Along with the live events, as for the main attractions of the Fashion Month, the return to school and the office, in fact also the desire to express ourselves through the looks we wear.

Expressing loudly the desired return to a new normality, are the strong patterns, full of bold colors and able to be noticed in the crowd. Undisputed captains of every look, during the cold season are a great ally in terms of style and styling, bring color in the darkest days and are perfect to channel moods and messages implicit in their way of presenting. On the catwalk we saw the logo-mania and the animalier return, but like also unexpected twists to great classics and new trends, so let's discover them together.



Wearing a logo is a strong identity choice according to history: first the armies, the noble houses, the sports teams and then fashion (also passing through Los Angeles gangs) have demonstrated the power of sharing distinctive symbols to which to associate values and beliefs. Logomania is a trend probably launched by Coco Chanel herself, the first couturier to imprint its initials on its luxury products: after her, all by Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Versace, Fendi, Gucci, Givenchy, including the fashion houses regenerated by large groups like Balenciaga, Coach and Celine have dusted off their signature to create iconic garments, which figuratively translate the value of the brand on the customer who buys them. The contemporary Marine Serre is living proof that the symbology speaks to the human being in fascinating ways, given its enormous success.



The do-it-youself was a constant motto of the pandemic period, and like all social phenomena has been reflecting autumn/winter 2021-2022 runways: the concept of patch-work brings together infinite combinations of prints and gives an almost "non-finite" effect to shoes, dresses, coats and sweaters for the cold season, in a crossover between an high-school art project and an afternoon decoupage session, which is tremendously current. On the catwalks are Etro, Moschino and Chloè to play with the new fantasy, perfect for those who do not like to make decisions too clear and want everything, and immediately.



The animalier returns to reign supreme, to awaken back the instinct and the wild soul very little expressed by the comfortable and functional fashion of past seasons. In addition to the classic leopard print, the zebra, the crocodile and reptile print also appears another animal in the semantic area of the animalier: the cow. The cow-print has a western flavour, but even a cottage-core one which perfectly binds to heavier materials such as leather and fur. Thanks to its warm colors that turn a little 'far from the black and white proposed by zebra and coconut print, the cow-print is the true animal character protagonist of 2021.


Aprés-ski mood

The aprés-ski is the new glamorous moment of the winter period where you focus more on how to warm up than on how to dress. That’s why the Nordic patterns of after-ski wool sweaters, between stripes, zigzags and embossed embroidery made of soft wool this fall/winter will be everywhere. After all, cozy living is not such a sin, especially if you wear the brands that promote this new trend on the catwalk like Molly Goddard, Junya Watanabe, MM6, Etro, Balenciaga, Paco Rabanne, Dsquared2, Rentrayage, Chanel, and Vivienne Westwood.


"Flowers for fall? Groundbreaking"

The Devil wears Prada quote will never be forgotten, but this year Anna Wintour herself used the pattern in a groundbreaking way, walking the Met Gala 2021 red carpet in a floral embellished gown by Oscar de la Renta. Floral dresses are usually the first to greet the wardrobe shelves when it comes to seasonal change. This year, however, they could be useful in winter, following the Dame's example and breaking the rules of fashion: on the catwalk bloomed countless floral themed pieces, from puffer coats to dresses and tops, in autumnal and warm tones but also in a cooler and icy palette. Simone Rocha and Oscar de la Renta interpret in a masterful way a desire for spring and natural beauty that accompanies throughout the year, in an almost melancholic way.