spring 2021


Spring 2021 trends from the NYFW runways

RaisaVanessa final walk spring/summer 2021 NYFW (photo credit: screenshot by me)

New York Fashion Week was different this season; in case you hadn’t already heard. Designers showed thier spring/summer 2021 collection in a virtual format. While few designers offered in-person, outside runways shows with extremely small attendance, the majority made artistic videos which showcased thier new collections, or filmed runways without an audience and livestreamed them.

In addition to the shows I was invited to watch, I was able to watch several more designer shows than normally. Not only because I was able to view collections I am not normally invited to see in person, but because I could sit at my desk and go from show to show, instead of having to allocate travel time between shows. This was a very relaxing, and productive, way to do fashion week! Let’s take our “wins” out of this and share them!

If you had a chance to watch along with me, you may have noticed a ton of inspiraiton came from the 1980s and 1990s for spring 2021. Designers loved powersuiting, bright colors, exagerated sleeves, feminine designs, prarie silhouettes, ruffles-lots of ruffles, and a ’90’s hip-hop flair. While the ’80’s donimated, you could still see some early ’90’s floating around, and mixing in with the flashy 1980s. So, without further ado, let’s check out the biggest trends from the New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2021 runways!

The Power Suit

White Party

Bold Lines

Romantic: Lace and eyelet

Puffy Sleeves

Dramatic Ruffles

Bermuda Shorts

Wide Leg Pants

*all photos credit: IMAXTREE.com

Loving all these fun trends for spring 2021! Which trend is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

Chromat

Supima Design Competition 2020 NYFW

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Photo credit: Cathy O’Brien-screenshot from Digital Runway Show

Amanda Forastieri from Drexel University

Jenny Feng from Fashion Institute of Technology

Jennie Nguyen from Kent State University

Sakura Mizutani from Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Terrence Zhou from Parsons School of Design

Kyra Buenviaje from Rhode Island School of Design

This was the first time I watched the Supima Design Competition runway in a digital format. Hosted by Law Roach, it was fun to see the designers bio videos before their collections were presented, and also to see Law Roach’s commentary during the runway show.

I always love seeing the designs on the Supima runway. The designers are extremely creative and really show off the versatility of Supima’s fabrics. This season I was obsessed with Jennie Nguyen’s collection. It had beautiful prints and silhouettes. I would wear every piece!

All of the designers used vivid hues, and creative silhouettes to create fabulous collections for spring 2021. Of course, this runway show is a competition, and there can be only one winner!

Amanda Forastieri from Drexel University was the winner of this year’s Supima Design Competition! Her collection was named Utopia, and she hopes her collection “will serve as a messenger of a better future after the crisis. Her collection aims to portray the hopeful story of a near future post-COVID in which humans unite to build a new system, one that stems with love and respect for the planet and, most importantly, each other.”

I’m looking forward to seeing more designs from the Supima designers in the future. You can learn more about Supima on their website at Supima.com.

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for more from NYFW!

XOXO
Cathy

All photos: Photo Credit: Kailey Fellows c/o Supima PR


Spring 2021 Colors Trends from Pantone and NYFW

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Pantone top ten colors from the New York Fashion Week runways for spring/summer 2021 from top left: Rust / Raspberry Sorbet / Burnt Coral / Illuminating (bright yellow for the rest of us) / Green Ash (I call this mint) / Mint (looks more like apple) / French Blue / Cerulean / Amethyst Orchid /

The New York Fashion Week runways are underway in the digital world, and they are bringing me life! Spring 2021 is all about renewal, hope, and uplifting COLORS! Ooooohh I love this color palette. It’s so happy! I love happy!

If you remove red from a rainbow, the spring/summer 2021 color palette is a rainbow of fabulousness. It celebrates simple, primary hues, as well as happy variations. I love every color; and cannot pick a favorite. These are beautiful hues, and perfect for our mental health right now-no joke! We need uplifting hues right now, don’t you agree?

Here is the color interpretation direct from Pantone: ““Offering a range of shades illustrative of nature, colors for Spring/Summer 2021 underscores our desire for flexible color that works year-round. Infused with a genuine authenticity that continues to be increasingly important, colors for Spring/Summer 2021 combine a level of comfort and relaxation with sparks of energy that encourage and uplift our moods,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.”

When moving last seasons’ spring and summer clothing to the back of your closet, be sure to keep everything in these colors for next season. You will want to be able to re-wear everything you own in these beautiful hues. You can even rock them this season if you are like me, and enjoy getting a jump on the trends. Scroll down to see a few fabulous fall items I found in colors which are close to the spring 2021 hues pictures above. Love!

Top Spring 2021 Neutral Colors from NYFW

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Top five neural colors from the New York Fashion Week spring 2021 runways and Pantone from top left: Inkwell / Ultimate Grey / Willow / Marigold / Buttercream /

Of course, we always need a few neutral hues to balance out seasonal colors. There are five fabulous neutral colors for spring 2021 which are rocking our world from NYFW. Black is the new black, so don’t worry! If you prefer grey, you can rock that too! If black and grey are too harsh or depressing, you can uplift your mood by pairing your favorite colors with Willow, Marigold, and/or Buttercream. I am in love with Buttercream! Ultimate Grey and Buttercream are my favorite neutral hues for spring 2021, of course, I always love black; or shall I say, “Inkwell.”

Spring 2021 colors to wear now

spring 2021 colors to wear fall 2020 winter 2021

Why wait until spring 2021? Let’s get this party started, and uplift our moods, by rocking fall 2020 items in spring 2021 colors-from top left: orange nail polish (actually summer 2020) / orange handbag / rust and gold earrings / saddle bag / bright pink nail polish (summer 2020) / yellow tote (I’m in love!) / grey satchel / grey bead bracelet (I bought this one!) / green and gold earrings (I own this classic pair-they’re great to wear on Christmas) / blue and gold earrings (new for fall!) / pink sneakers / yellow slippers /

I’m definitely going to mix in a few spring 2021 colors with my fall capsule wardrobe. Accessories are the easiest way to add a pop of color to a fall or winter look. I’m excited for this color palette. What do you think? Do you have a favorite hue?

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for more from the New York Fashion Week runways for spring/summer 2021.

XOXO
Cathy