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FW21: Escaping the Cocoon

Beauty’s Rebirth!

For the past seasons cocooning silhouettes and fabrics have been talked about around design tables and in show rooms. The FW21 season has shown to be a season of reset, trying to prepare us for a time post-pandemic we are trying to exit this cocoon. In a more figurative sense, cocooning silhouettes are increasingly giving place to more sexy and liberating shapes, such as fluid slim-lines and mini hems. Combined with airy sheers, feathers and fringes add movement and dimension, while sparkling details add just enough pizzaz to bring decadence and joy to the uplifting looks of tomorrow. Interpreting the concept of emerging from a cocoon, the butterfly is moving into focus, resonating the idea of beauty and rebirth. Several designers have embraced this animal of rejuvenation and hope within their collections. There has been a significant number of butterfly-themed prints, as seen at Jil Sander, Altuzarra, Genny, Mithridate and Agne Kuzmickaite. Collina Strada and Blumarine also opted for the butterfly motif within their accessory assortment, including headpieces, jewels, belts or broaches. If you are seeking to embrace the trend fo animalia, but follow a more inspiring and relevant path than the commonly chosen zebra or cheetah stories, try to consider this trend for your market.