Photographed by Mathieu Puga | Styled by Joy Sinanian
Routed in a specific sense of after-hours hedonism, embrace this season’s high-octane energy with oversized silhouettes and technicolour hues that are anything but boring
Sophisticated separates come in seriously puffed proportions this season, with voluminous lavallière blouses crafted with impeccable detailing. Pair with a figure-flattering peplum skirt for a statement nine-to-five getup or add exaggerated accessories for an elegant after-hours ensemble.
With ‘go big and stay home’ the mantra of the moment, look no further than tumbling frothy tulle in cotton candy hues for an air of much-needed extravagance. Feminine and ethereal, keep accessories minimal and let your dress take centre stage as the star of the show.
Two of fashion’s most dramatic trends come together at Balmain this season, with Olivier Rousteing ensuring all eyes were firmly on the shoulders, with head-to-toe neon ensembles accented by strong, pointed detail. Wallflowers need not apply.
The message is clear for SS21 – we’ re going loud and proud with our wardrobe choices, incorporating everything from electric prints to rainbow hues in a mishmash of fabulous fabrics. Chanel is a stellar choice for impactful dresses this season, with Virginie Viard ensuring all eyes are on you in dresses designed for dreamers.
There’s no need to choose between the masculine and feminine this season, as the lines between gendered dressing continue to blur. An unexpected pairing it may be, but an androgynous varsity jacket is a perennial staple and provides a fuss-free way to toughen up glamorous embellished dresses.
With its eclectic tailoring, powerful prints and gradient colourways, the SS21 season is overflowing with abstract pieces designed to make an impact. Leading the revolution is Louis Vuitton, where dresses and separates come in high-contrast colour combinations with a touch of psychedelia.
Polka dots are making a notable comeback on the fashion scene this season, tattooed across billowing blouses, dresses and two-pieces that inject a dose of playfulness into any summer wardrobe. More redolent than ever of old-school femininity, channel Balenciaga and work a monochrome palette with coin-sized dots printed across tightly pleated knits.
Dubbed cosmic couture, designers are looking to the future, with minimalistic, sci-fi-inspired collections, where less is most definitely more. The trend took hold over at Prada, where Raf Simons made his debut as Miuccia Prada’s co-creative director with black-and-white ensembles that danced between woman and technology.
A theme best summed up as underwater escapism, this season’s obsession with the ocean saw splashy coral, seahorse and tropical fish prints crop up on everything from crystal-encrusted bra tops to classic black blazers and eclectic midi dresses. Undeniably chic over at Versace , if Ariel didn’t make you want to be a mermaid, Donatella most definitely will.
Creating quite the buzz among fashion editors this season, Felipe Oliveira Baptista made bee-keeping one of the most stylish propositions of the summer with his wide-brimmed hats and lace veils at Kenzo. While they may be more catwalk than real-world-friendly, these body-con dresses in sunshine yellow hues will be sure to brighten up anyone’s day.
Photographed by Mathieu Puga | Styled by Joy Sinanian | Model: Iris Delcourt at Viva Models | Stylist’s assistant: Mehdi Bakhti | Hair stylist: Adrien Coelho | Makeup artist: Fanny Maurer | Editor: Brûlé Studio