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

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

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Supima Design Competition 2020 NYFW

supima design competition 2020 nyfw

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

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


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

Your invitation to Supima at NYFW in September 2020

12th Annual Supima Design Competition

photo courtesy of Supima Design Competition from the 2019 runway

Clear your schedule during New York Fashion Week, because I have your first invitation. The 13th annual Supima Design Competition will be hosted in a digital, dynamic format! You don’t need a coveted invitation this season, you can watch the runway, and competition, from home!

The Supima Design Competition supports emerging, talented design students from our top fashion schools to help them create fabulous capsule collection using Supima cotton fabrics. You will have the opportunity to view the collective, digital runway show online this season in September during New York Fashion Week. The winner of the competition will receive a $10,000 cash prize, as well as coveted industry recognition. It’s really an amazing show that I have enjoyed seeing in person in New York. It is really exciting to be able to view this show from home; and for you to have the opportunity to see it too! You will love it!

The six designers who earned a spot in this season’s runway show are:

  • Amanda Forastieri-Drexel University
  • Sakura Mizutani, FIDM
  • Jenny Feng-FIT
  • Jennie Nguyen, Kent State University
  • Terrence Zhou, Parsons School of Design
  • Kyra Buenviaje, Rhode Island School of Design

In addition to these six, fabulous designers, Bibhu Mohapatra will be returned for the sixth time as mentor to the finalists. Isn’t this amazing!!!

Stay tuned! As we get closer to the event, I will provide you with a link to the event as well as the date and time. Get excited! This is your first invite to New York Fashion Week in September 2020!

For more information about Supima, please visit