The Casual Tailoring Silhouette has become a favorite over the pandemic and remains one of the leading trends gaining 11% from last winter season. Alongside, new sleek and crisp Slimline Silhouettes, increasing 17%, are emerging as bolder, more sexy and even futuristic element are driven by the season’s new macro trends. The new feminism also introduced a focus on Power Suit Silhouettes, highlighting the shoulders with bold volumes and unexpected details. Statement shoulder on tailoring had high visibility, but is slightly decreasing from FW20 runways. Since the top-half of the body has become the focal point of the body over the course of the pandemic, with zoom-calls and social media, the exaggeration of the shoulder pushes the boundaries of this momentum.
While Preppy Styles (+2%) have been around for some seasons now, the slightly nostalgic, yet elegant dressiness seems even more relevant regarding current party-ready spirits. A New Wave Minimalism, fueled by more minimalistic and sincere consumer mindsets is setting a trend as well. Designers favor monochromatic styles and creative pattern making to elevate the toned-down, no-fuzz looks. The big FW21 black and white trend links to this style direction. For FW21, there is another mannish component, however, reworked with charm: the Interplay of Masculine and Feminine styles. More androgynous interpretations of designers propose a sophisticated look, while gender-blender styles are taking elements out of both wardrobes and balance them within one look. Both ways of interpretation are effective in translating the concepts of power, gender-equality and embrace the uniformal qualities of tailored styles.
While most trends in tailoring depend on the adaption of details along the aesthetics of the zeitgeist, Livetrend Data has been able to extract specific key-pieces for FW21 as well. Oversized had still big visibility and a growth index of 6% YoY; meanwhile Cropped Blazers had an astonishing growth of 62% from last winter. So oversized and cropped blazer continue to remain a must have of the season. New leisure-office wear demands for Blazer Alternatives, as shakets (+49%). Worn in a set, new core items include shirts, blousons or outerwear-driven garments to replace the classic tailored jacket. Those blazer alternatives feel fresh and relevant for a post-pandemic world. Focusing on tomorrow as well are Reconstructed Jackets. This is certainly an edgy trend, but with growing perspective (+5% YoY). Similarly to the idea of re-building the world, re-purposed and re-structured designs are building up a garment from the ground. In doing so, they offer potential for re-purposing deadstock and embracing sustainable and ethical macro values.