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Trends accessories to perfect entry into F/W 2020-21

Trends accessories to perfect entry into F/W 2020-21

Preview from F/W 2020/21 issue

This winter will certainly not be a winter like all the others. The upcoming season will be dominated by uncertainty and anxieties caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with which we may perhaps have to live with for quite a while. Here the autumn-winter 2021 accessories decline the not-so-rosy atmosphere we have in front of us with new and interesting trends partly inspired by the historical moment we are experiencing, partly addressed from the opposite side, leveraging on design, materials and chromatic inspirations that they aim at toning down and making us dream of better times.

BY FAR Gina Leather Sandals | Paco Rabanne Iconic 1969 Metal Chain Mail Bag |
Fallon Gold-plated Bracelet | Bottega Veneta Padded Leather Bag | Ashley McCormick 18K Gold & Moonstone Necklace | Zimmermann Velvet Fringed Clutch

Fringes, among the absolute protagonists of this season. They are everywhere. Chains, extended to dresses, shoes, necklaces and bags, represent one of the dominant trends of the season. Large or small, they are an ornament that certainly does not go unnoticed and that adds that extra touch of aggression even on the most delicate clothes or accessories. The combination of chains with soft fabrics and elegant cuts gives depth to the garments, creating interesting contrasts between harmony and chaos, seduction and constraints.

bag Sweet Deluxe powered by Zalando | Big leather belt Tatjana Philipp | Boots Public Desire

In this regard, it is certainly necessary to mention the current line drawn by many brands which is based precisely on this theme. The juxtaposition of elements belonging to different ensembles creates new meanings and functions, and this is exactly what many fashion players are experimenting with in their collections. Seduction and sensuality, for example, take on different meanings and depths thanks to the combination of less aggressive, more romantic and soft materials. Fetish and fashion have been walking together for a very long time; it is a combination that has its origins from the entry of fetish into popular culture, just think of the Catwoman portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer, and many other super heroines dressed in black leather and vinyl costumes.

Sabinna Hazel Hairband| Bracelet and earrings bag Sweet Deluxe powered by Zalando

In Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power Valerie Steele talked about how only recently some studies on fetishism had highlighted direct links with the social construction of sexuality. To date we have seen how the fashion system is undergoing a radical revolution around this concept and together with this also on that of diversity and in full the idea of beauty. This revolution was undoubtedly led by Gucci, which with the skilful mixing of symbols and meanings is changing an entire system. The Victorian-style dress is its, with lace and embroidery, on which a collar and a bust tied with leather belts have been applied. And Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen is also moving in this direction. Her garments praise a femininity that is not afraid to demonstrate strength, independence and self-determination.
Junya Watanable applies bustiers and leather belts also on coats. The inclusion of these leather details especially on dresses, in addition to highlighting a new type of sexuality and femininity, also modifies the bodies, declining new silhouettes that move in step with the revolution.

Orelia Gold-plated Necklace | FW20-21 shows Max Mara, Chanel, Etro –
Products from up left: Rosantica Fringed Tote, Isabel Marant Belt | Marni Shearling Pointed Toe Pumps Oscar de la Renta Crystal-Embellished Velvet Clutch

To give a new silhouette are also the belts, which almost take the shape of bustiers. Some examples of this very interesting trend are undoubtedly Tatjana Philipp, Saint Laurent, Elie Saab and Rochas. Other fetish elements, like collars and chokers, are revisited with new designs that favor geometric and square shapes, or creating an even more baroque and structured look.

Preview from F/W 2020/21 issue

cover credits: accessories by Sweet Deluxe powered by Zalando


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