Pre-Fall 21 patterns emphasizes the positive side of change, of variability. The transformation of influences, the fluidity of genres and styles, and the notion of life as evolving are key to this season. The patterns and graphics also reflect on the zeitgeist. We see romantic and bold brocades continuing the nostalgia trend, while heritage checks are updated with bold color combinations or enlarged scales. The ditsy florals on dark base elevate the #cottagecore trend to a more mystical level and invite us to tell stories of ancient fantasy dreamscapes. Similarly dreamy, yet more conceptual, are the evolving abstract structures. For those, a natural influence is evident in both compositions and visuals, with elegant irregularities, subtle wash-outs, softly sunny shades. These structures update the prevailing tie&dye stories and create an aesthetic reminiscent of sediments, nature and surreal universes. Abstract structures are reflecting quite literally on the escapist and uncertain mood of our zeitgeist.