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With the improvement of people’s living standards and consumption awareness, it has become an important trend to escape from the city and embrace nature. Currently, we have to stay at home because of the outbreak, and it’s a good time to learn and recharge ourselves. And we can also know about how to travel outdoors responsibly and to be more fashionable when wearing outdoor clothing. A comfortable jacket is key to outdoors. The hooded jacket, the pullover jacket and the stand-collar jacket combine the neat cutting with rich colors, bringing more diversified design language to jackets.
Rich color-blocking is always an important design element for the loose and comfortable hooded jacket. The North Face and Peak Performance use low-key color-blocking and diversified accessories to heighten the feature of outdoor brands. Chinese brands like CROQUIS and OVERPROTECTION have become important with their unique features and trend-following steps. Besides, the classic sports brands, Adidas and Nike, still make efforts on outdoor clothing.
Protectiveness has always been an important direction for outdoor jackets. With a zipper on the collar, the pullover jacket has been a fashionable item. Spyder and Givenchy use strip decorations as design elements, with rich colors to bring an energetic and unruly feel. Blue Marble, The North Face and Shangmuye mainly use small-scale color-blocking, with diversified cutting and layered details to make the jacket more sportif and individual.
The stand-collar jacket is favored by consumers with its neat silhouette. In the new season, color-blocking is a critical design direction for stand-collar jackets. NIKE, Lilbetter and Rico Lee apply color-blocking of black, white and grey, with placement bright colors to add unique charm to the style. Tommy Sport and KENZO adopt large-scale deep blue and white, placement warm color blocks, and irregular cutting. NikeLab ACG and Alexandra Moura use mainly multiple color blocks, displaying the free and casual side of stand-collar jackets.
The T-shirt is fit for all the year, and can bring infinite possibilities to the look. Individual T-shirts could interpret the style of the brand. The silhouette change could also endow the clothing with various styles. The loose silhouette is undoubtedly a design point. Different techniques can endow the T-shirt with a lethargic and casual feel. In addition, the mock-neck T-shirt is worth attention.
Deconstruction could break the ordinariness. Asymmetric design changes the basic silhouette, more creative. Different length and width are combined with unusual designs. The bright asymmetric cutting is combined with simple and low-key colors or leaping colors, creating relaxing, individual and creative designs.
The loose silhouette is favored by many youngsters. Text, pattern and embroidery are combined with crafts to express the loose silhouette, very practical. Bernhard Willhelm x CAMPER LAB uses the black and white ombre, together with the embroidered tasseled texts, fashionable and individual.
The loose silhouette is combined with rich and colorful printing, easily creating fashionable and casual styles. The photo-style printed pattern is also changed. The hot photo printing turns to be the artistic negative or conceptual photos, film photographs of stories and art pictures. The nostalgic and artistic sense is extended to T-shirts, fashionable and superior.
Influenced by the challenge and anxiety brought by the NCP, people will attach more importance to safety, comfort and practicality of clothing. Thus clothing will also add more loose yet steady structures to meet people’s demands. In A/W 21/22, puffa jackets will take on a fluffy look, with different waisted forms to show the importance of the well-fitting silhouette and accessories. Tonal set, A-line silhouette and the half-open neck will focus on the loose structure changes.
Under the background of diversified combination, clothing will pay more and more attention to layered changes. The two-piece is an indispensable expression technique. In A/W 21/22, the two-piece puffa jacket is mainly waisted, emphasizing the belt. The jacket is layered with the vest, and the focus in on the knot or buckle on the waist, showing the steady structure.
The long overcoat-style puffa jacket has a comfortable silhouette and keeps the lapels of overcoats. It is mainly without quilting, to further blur the boundary between overcoats and puffa jackets and deliver a fluffy lethargic feel. A belt is added and wrapped.
The workwear style and the casual denim items never fade. Comfort and wearability are key points of men’s denim jackets for A/W 20/21. Changeable silhouettes explore the evolution and integration of different elements. The loose truck jacket blends with voluminous designs on the main body and sleeves. The shirt-style denim jacket pays more attention to the meticulous cutting and design to enhance the charm. The hooded denim jacket uses eco-friendly washing craft to create styles with a unique design sense. The fur collar is applied to the borg collar denim jacket, quite layered. Various silhouettes and crafts innovation gradually blur the original look and create unique denim looks.
The loose truck jacket caters to the street wear trend, and gradually become the key trend in current market. Voluminous designs are applied to the main body and sleeves, creating the pure loose silhouette. Bold prints, bleaching and tie-dye effect inject novelty, and make the style vibrant and avant-garde. Positive and negative surfaces are reversed, breaking the regular design idea and make the style younger and more street fashion.
The shirt-style denim jacket remains popular in the modern young market. Meticulous cutting and design enhance the charm. The big flap pocket and patch pocket are ergonomic and practical. The big metal buttons, placement splicing and zipper on the plackets start from the perspective of diversified combination and pay more attention to the match of details in different parts.
Influenced by adults’ clothing, simple but practical silhouette is a key direction for girls’ outerwear for S/S 2021. With the continuous development of utility, “carefully buying” has been a consumption concept favored by consumers. Individual high-waist outerwear, workwear outerwear, personalized leather and nostalgic suits bring new inspirations to this season. Exquisite ruffles, visual sleeves, soft and gentle hemline and bright-colored splicing draw much attention to girls’ outerwear.
The high-waist outerwear leads the fashion. The waisted design heightens the proportion, simple and neat. Functional pockets, gloss, light and thin fabrics, and spliced materials are used to create practical styles.
Crisp and tough workwear style will increase in girls’ outerwear for S/S 2021, while elements integrating neutrality and sweetness will shine brightly. This season soft and comfortable fabrics will be combined with shirring, splicing, multiple pockets, decorative zipper and folk tapes to provide infinite possibilities for girls’ workwear outerwear.
In 2020, the sudden outbreak of the NCP has brought a new challenge to human beings and brought great changes to people’s lifestyle and life attitude. And designers are also inspired by that. After the outbreak, people need an item that combines trendy elements with functional protection. The functional protective style is integrated into practicality and functional aesthetics, redefining the functional menswear market. It is so popular with young consumers with its unique style that it becomes a hot design direction for menswear after the outbreak.
The hot functional waistcoat becomes more trendy. Multiple pockets and a well-fitting silhouette are added, with spliced materials or rich functional elements to bring a structure sense and practicality and appeal to young consumers.
Compared with the functional vest, simple functional round collar sweatshirts with pockets become the hot choice. The loose silhouette is still the core. Simple pockets become an emerging clothing collocation, and will definitely become an important design direction after the plague. Pocket is the design focus and the important accessory. Oversized 3D pockets and flap enhance the functional feel. Drawstring and placement print make the item more functional and good-looking. The design parts are changeable, reinterpreting the new look of sweatshirts.
The functional jacket combines outdoor elements and becomes protective. The functional fabric is rain-proof, wind-proof, anti-tear, durable, and convenient. The hooded jacket can display a functional feel. Lots of protective zippers, slant pockets and taped details make the item more practical and functional.
In the quick-paced S/S 2021, consumers need to face different occasions in different identities. The classic simple shirt will return in S/S 2021. It uses simple lines, meticulous details and comfortable fabric to bring simple and wearable styles.
The simple V-neck is combined with loose boxy silhouette to bring a casual feel to shirts. The turn-down collar and decorations make it exquisite. Natural cotton and linen fabrics or draping fabrics can be used to create comfortable items with a quality sense.
Casual daily wear tends to be comfortable and has a design sense. The thin shirt for spring and summer can worn singly or as the outerwear. The long shirt can be paired with loose pants to be more casual.
Vigorous and fashionable trendsetters of the new era have completely different thinking mode and brand-new lifestyle, and pay more attention to casual wearing experience and unique details. Sweatshirts with both comfort and fashion are the first choice for youngsters. Knitwear sweatshirts in the new season advocate the wearing experience of casual beauty with details as the main and the silhouette as the complementary. This report will elaborate main points of the trend from “layer contrast”, “spliced materials”, “layered sleeves” and “bracket-style sleeves”. This report also recommends comfortable and good-looking knitwear sweatshirts to help with the development of the young and casual style.
The loose silhouette and neat bracket-style sleeves are main silhouette points of women’s knitwear sweatshirts in the new season, and can strengthen female temperament. The soft and tough lines and neat cutting show the fashionable sense of the wearer. Crisp bracket-style sleeves are combined with details to show the fashion and leisure temperament. The sweatshirt of Les Coyotes De Paris uses letters and slogans as topstitches. Simple but powerful outlines reveal the confidence and uniqueness, very representative.
Different from the flat color-blocking in previous seasons, knitwear sweatshirts in the new season advocates more layer changes. With the help of color-blocking, ruffles and layered fabrics display the layered sense of the item. Compared with simple color blocks, the space sense of the item is tensile and fully shows the youthful vitality. In order to avoid the heavy and thick sense of two pieces, lightweight yarns or small-scale panel are applied to design partially. The style of LOEWE is one of the best examples.
With the end of the hit TV series, Why Women Kill, feminism is once again pushed into the limelight. In the play, Simone, as a representative of the 1980s, is very impressive for her courageous and resolute personality. In the 1980s when the feminist movement took place in the United States, female power began to awaken, women were beginning to play important roles in the workplace, and the capable and tough suit looks were deeply rooted in people. The exaggerated shoulder, and the neat waisted design display the charm of feminism.
Waisted X-shaped Suits
Inspired by the waisted silhouette in the 1980s, A/W 20/21 will highlight design in the waist. Previous seasons adopt the belt made of the same fabric with the clothing. This season begins to use the wide corset. Plastic structure and wide straps in the side highlight the waist.
Collarless H-shaped Suits
Collarless suits are mainly the simple and capable H-shaped silhouette with loose cutting, soft structure and no constrained sense. The slightly loose silhouette interprets the free, casual and comfortable feeling.
Cutout X-shaped Suits
Suits start to use cutout to add a feminine sense. Cutout in the waist makes a visual dislocation to form an X-shaped structure. Tabs or rhinestones highlight design in the waist.
Women’s coats appeared around the end of the 19th century and were developed from women’s long woollen coats. The overcoat is long, waisted and with big lapels. As Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and other stars wore the overcoat, it became popular in the world and the entertainment circle. Nowadays, the overcoat has been a classic item. And the long overcoat is optimized to be more fit for daily wearing. For A/W 21/22, we starts from the classic long overcoat to analyze the wide-shoulder boyfriend overcoats, modern X-line overcoats, retro straight overcoats, overcoats with shawl lapels and collarless overcoats.
Long Boyfriend Overcoats (The Big Wide-shoulder Silhouette)
Influenced by the feminist movement in America, the masculine wide-shoulder silhouette has been gradually applied to womenswear, especially suits and overcoats, displaying the capable and neat image of females. In A/W 20/21, the big wide-shoulder overcoat makes some improvements, like the well-fitting sleeve, slightly waisted and decorative accessories, becoming a key item.
Modern Ladies (The Wide-shoulder X-line)
The modern style is popular from the 1970s to the 1980s. And overcoats in this period are more fashionable and noble than ever. The lifted waistline and wide-shoulder make a inverted trapezoid and become a classic item. Unlike before, A/W 21/22 pays more attention to the silhouette created by the waistline and the hip.