On our route out of lockdown, Autumn/Winter 2021 (hopefully) grants endless opportunities to socialise to our heart’s content. AW21 is going to be a wild time for confidence and self-expression with the Milan Fashion Week trends. They range from delicate and dainty embellishments to winter maxi dresses, accessorised with boss women bags, bold print shoes, and iconic statement earrings. Milan AW21 has presented the chicest trends to accommodate a stylish return to normal life, finally showcasing our outfits and ensuring we are on-trend.
AW21 Bags: Go Big or Go Home
The AW21 bag is going to be a statement piece and a trend you aren’t going to miss, or want to miss. Milan Fashion Week collections place emphasis on large bags accompanying the models, in many cases these large bags are clutch style. Alberta Ferretti’s showcase their bags with the models hugging it as a means of transportation. Brands such as Tod, J W Anderson and Fendi embellish their large-scale bags with texture, such as faux fur and Sherpa materials. This trend in the ultimate boss move, it is bold, extra and empowering. Rather than cramming all belongings into a previously trendy miniature size bag, AW21’s upcoming trends are answering all our wishes. Affording the opportunity to carry our life and everything we could possibly need into one bag, wearing it with style and confidence.
The Bridgerton Inspired Collars
Popular Netflix series, Bridgerton, has been a lockdown watch for over 82 million households. Milan AW21 Fashion week has truly channelled this elegant aesthetic acquired by the Mayfair Debutants when dressing to impress. Philosophy di Lorenzo Sefani, Giorgio Armani and Alberta Ferretti are the leading labels that feature intricate tulle collars and delicately embellished neckline ruffles. This detailing frames the face beautifully and really elevates the looks to a sophisticated level. This trend is perfect for day-to-day use, when styling this neckline beneath jackets; it acts as an integrated accessory, totally effortless yet impressive.
Dresses for every season
Who said dresses are just for summer? The maxi dress will be joining us right into autumn and throughout winter. Salvatore Ferragamo has produced some gorgeous AW21 dresses; a collection highlight has to be the stunning ‘winter whites’ dress. Using a soft knit material, this off-the-shoulder maxi dress belongs in everyone’s winter wardrobe. This trend of transitioning the maxi into the
colder seasons is a power move; incorporating winter fabric into an iconic summer staple ensures the wearer is warm but most importantly, glowing.
Bold Print Boots
Boots are a staple throughout the autumn/winter season, typically used to dress up a low-key outfit. AW21 proves to be a high-key boot era; Prada’s AW21 collection entered the scene with geometric style boots. Departing from heals and substituting with a crazy coloured print, champions a boost of distinctiveness. If you want to hop on this trend but lean towards a subtler look, animal print boots are on the AW21 trend horizon established throughout the knee-high collections. Brands such as Moschino, Fendi and Alberta Ferretti encourage this desired attention towards the boot; rather than simply adding to an outfit, the AW21 boot creates the outfit.
Earrings For a Last Minute Wow Factor
No make-up, no problem, let the earrings do the talking. Earrings are an easy way to spice up an outfit and Milan Fashion Week exhibits an array of statement pieces that will dominate AW21 trends. Architecturally MFW earrings excelled through many brands, Etro showcased unique sculptural pieces with silver tassels, reflecting light and motion. Dangling earrings are the overriding feature within the collections, from Moschino’s bullet shape pendent to Alberta Ferretti’s beautiful golden ornaments upheld by a thin bar. This type of earring act as a magnet for attention and compliments, they even act as an awesome conversation starter, ready for Autumn 21 in-person interactions.
Words By Theodora Wood