This SS21 season has proposed a creative assortment of accessories with a focus on comfort and purpose. From reworked heritage to creative novelties, bags and shoes are following the shifts in peoples’ lifestyles. While we can spot some must-have pieces, it is mainly the creative interpretation of current sentiments and macro-trends, which is creating the stand-out accessories for the next season.
We can sense a general appreciation for simplicity and functionality within the designs of accessories. This need for practicality is more specifically reflected within the current taste for recovery slides, puffy footwear and extra big bags. A less soft narrative is given to this utility concept via modular hardware accessories and large protective fisherman hats.
At the same time, more aesthetically-driven pieces, like daring experimental sandals or geometric bags continue to push the boundaries of accessories design and expectation. A large number of bags and shoes with artisanal details or maximalist, indulgent beads and pearls continue to allow consumers to escape into virtual realities or nostalgic luxury dreams. In the end, accessories have always made people dream and buy into their fantasies.
Our Accessories Report for SS21 is presenting the the main macro trends and links them to influences, shapes and materials to set your collection for the next Spring/Summer. Additionally, we also decipher the must-have items for the product categories Bags and Shoes separately at the end of the report. Take a look at our report and future-proof your next accessories collection!