Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers a first look at the latest trend directions from the leading Spring Summer 2021 materials events in Paris. The Trendstop materials team give FashionUnited reade

Thoughtful design with a quiet sensibility echoed the time of reflection and meaning seeking designers find themselves in. Clean and considered looks were given a creative twist or nodded to the outs

Menswear colour gains new depth and variety this season as influences from womenswear infiltrate the masculine palette. Working in striking combination, the referencing of vintage and retro tints and

Print and pattern directions for SS21 take inspiration on many of the key talking points of our times. Opportunities for international travel restricted, the resurgence of protest movements across th

Rethinking traditional womenswear codes is key to the SS21 season. Proportion, shape and silhouette are all experimented with, taking inspiration from the past to create something new. Global cultura

Channelling the season’s core themes of craftsmanship, comfort and sustainability, SS21 footwear reflects the new normal consumer mindset. Artisanal constructions with an eco twist, forward yet

Print and pattern express the key overarching themes for the Spring Summer 2021 season. Classic motifs and trends are re-energised via topical infusions of artisanal and refined vintage aesthetics an

In the psychology of colour, certain hues can dramatically affect moods, feelings, and emotions. In a post-pandemic world, shoppers will be seeking comfort, honesty and inspiration. Looking toward sp

In a season unlike any other, the international Fashion Weeks were still able to bring a host of designer collections to an expanded global audience. This challenging yet exciting time for designers

Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers the essential international Men’s Spring Summer Fashion Weeks material directions that will be informing SS21 and beyond. Classic material constructions a

A new report by Heuritech analyses next season’s trends as seen on the Asian catwalks of Tokyo and Shanghai. With data sourced from millions of Instagram images in both China and Japan, the Par

Buying for SS21 is in full swing but things are different from usual this season. From delayed and scaled-down collections to the digital ordering process - what informs the planning and budget of fa

Stockholm Fashion Week has shifted its focus towards sustainability in recent years and actively sought ways to reduce its carbon footprint. In 2019, the Swedish Fashion Council cancelled Stockholm F

Taipei Fashion Week SS21 took place at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park from Oct 6 to 10 with the theme ‘Re:Connext’, which was inspired by the ambition to adopt creative energy as sol

If ever there was a shift in workwear attitudes, it is now. The classic suit, a uniform of the corporate workplace, of convention, formality, and of the three-button shirt and tie variety, is practic

In February it was announced that the Belgian designer Raf Simons was appointed as creative director at Italian fashion brand Prada. It became clear from the press release at the time that he was goi

The apparel sector needs to review its industry as responsible consumption and the desire for less and mindful shopping grows. It is no longer enough to rely on the freshness of new trends. In order

Paris women's fashion week is to go ahead in September, the organisers said Wednesday. The French Haute Couture and Fashion Federation said it will be held between September 28 and October 6 and "

The show must go on. The Spring 21 runway season was the most hybrid variety we’ve ever seen, with a mix of digital presentations, lookbooks and films that ultimately proved effective, keeping

2021 promises to be another uncertain year due to the pandemic, which is why FashionUnited brings you an overview of the main trends that will determine the spring-summer 2021 season - a 'best of' fo

With the coronavirus causing disruptions to the first half of 2020, the question of trends for Spring/Summer 2021 may still seem uncertain. Nevertheless, the season will bring its fair share of major

Two ISKO I-SKOOL™ 7 looks make their debut at the Graduate Fashion Foundation, part of London Fashion Week, a springboard for new talent striving to bridge the gap between educat

Global fashion brand Uniqlo, owned by Fast Retailing Co., is set to launch a new collaborative collection for Spring/Summer 2021 with New York-based label Theory, also part of the Fast Retailing br

A Paris fashion week show has called for the end to the "tyranny" of US President Donald Trump. American artist Sterling Ruby compared Trump to the racist Ku Klux Klan in his women's Paris show ca

Italian fashion house Valentino announced Tuesday it is giving the catwalks of Paris a skip this month because of the coronavirus pandemic, instead presenting its new spring and summer collection in

In this video, A Fashion has revealed its SS21 shoe trends. Some of the trends mentioned include cosy slides, gladiator shoes and rain boots. Watch the video below. Video: A Fashion via YouTube Photo

In this video, A Fashion reveals its SS21 colour trends, some of the colours mentioned include deep sky blue, marigold and pirouette pink. Watch the video below. Video: A Fashion via YouTube Photo cr

In this video, A Fashion reveals the seven biggest trends of the SS21 season. Brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Gabriela Hearst are mentioned. The trends include 'rib-knit' and 'voluminous sle

In this video, Alexander McQueen introduces his SS21 collection film. The film is called ‘First Light’ and it was directed by Jonathan Glazer. Watch the video below. Video: Alexander McQu

Curious about the bag trends of SS21? Will tote bags, envelope bags, or the mini bags à la Jacquemus be in trend? Watch the video below. Video: A Fashion via YouTube Photo credit: Unsplash