With one of the crucial difficult years having drawn to a detailed, vogue has kicked off 2021 by doing what it does greatest: transferring ahead. As soon as once more, the brand new yr begins with the menswear exhibits—albeit with a later begin for autumn/winter 2021, because of a slight schedule shift—enabling showgoers to have not less than recovered from New Yr’s Eve earlier than the present season begins. The recurrent query on everybody’s thoughts this season, although, is: are gender-specific vogue weeks nonetheless related?
Final yr, most official vogue weeks opted to point out co-ed, however autumn/winter 2021 sees a partial return to separate schedules, with London and New York as soon as once more consolidating their timetables in February. The road-ups might, on first look, appear considerably sparse and a little bit disjointed, however there are nonetheless loads of thrilling moments that promise to push males’s vogue ahead.
One of the best factor about digital vogue week? The exhibits are open to all. So sit back and tune in from the digital FROW, whether or not that be your couch, mattress or kitchen counter…
The menswear vogue season kicks off with Pitti Immagine Uomo, however this time solely 4 manufacturers will likely be presenting through live-stream on the digital platform, Pitti Join: Brunello Cucinelli’s heritage-inspired tailoring, technical outerwear at Herno, Kiton’s luxurious athleisure and, after all, Lardini’s Italian sportswear.
Though working to a closely diminished schedule, MFW Males’s will nonetheless be showcasing one of the crucial hotly anticipated collections of the season—Raf Simons’ first menswear present on the joint helm of Prada. We hope to anticipate some Raf-isms equivalent to androgynous items, avant garde silhouettes and a wholesome dose of his basic graphic prints.
Simone Rizzo and Loris Messina’s Sunnei will present, which gained traction final yr with its gender-neutral fashions. New additions to the schedule embody Nigerian labels Lagos Area Programme and Bloke, bringing tailor-made precision and eclectic textiles to the desk from throughout the globe. All the aforementioned have opted to point out digitally through Digicam Nazionale della Moda Italiana and its official web sites. In the meantime, Fendi and Etro are among the many few who’ve chosen to point out bodily, with social distancing measures in place.
PFW Males’s is but to totally affirm its schedule, however the provisional one is sufficient to entice any vogue fan, starring such heavyweights as Louis Vuitton, Dior Males, Loewe and Celine, to youthful labels equivalent to Wales Bonner, Botter, and Ludovic de Saint Sernin. Rising manufacturers that debuted on the schedule in 2020 — KidSuper, Cool™ and Boramy Viguier — are additionally resulting from current. Keep tuned to Paris’s Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode web site, which at the moment states that “codecs will likely be specified when [the] closing calendar is printed”. There are anticipated to be fewer bodily exhibits resulting from Covid-19.
The Council of Style Designers of America has confirmed that it’s going to as soon as once more be presenting a co-ed schedule in February on its Runway360 digital platform. Nonetheless, with fewer and fewer menswear manufacturers selecting to point out in New York, it wouldn’t be a shock if participation was at a minimal this season. Watch this house for updates.
The British Style Council can be sticking to a co-ed schedule. A provisional line-up was shared in December, which incorporates the next manufacturers: Ahluwalia, Stefan Cooke, Daniel w. Fletcher, Per Götesson, JordanLuca, and Xander Zhou. Notable new names are AV Vattev, LYPH and MAXXIJ — however with London famend as a hotbed of rising expertise and at all times being essentially the most inventive of the boys’s vogue weeks, anticipate extra names to hitch the checklist.