The must-haves of Chloé, Prada and Balenciaga's F/W collection 2021
High fashion brands Chloé, Prada and Balenciaga keep on surprising year after year. Their winter collection 2021 also contains a lot of unique items. A few highlights caught our attention ... We like to put them in the spotlight for you!
Chloé: a sustainable tribute
Uruguayan designer Gabriela Hearst took the torch as Chloé's creative director and didn't miss the mark with her first collection. It was a tribute to Gaby Aghion, the founder of the house, who would have turned 100 in March.
The collection gives a new interpretation of iconic archival pieces. Accents in casual urban spirit, Venezuelan influences and minimalism stand out. Innovative yet true to the original: typical Chloé. Sustainability and craftsmanship are fixed values for the brand, but Gabriela Hearst raises the bar even higher with this collection. The fashion house has a partnership with World Fairtrade organization for the production, supports local craftsmen and consciously chooses for low impact raw materials.
The F/W must-haves
The eye-catcher of this collection? For us, the re-edition of the Chloé Edtih bag, Phoebe Philo's design from 2006. This timeless icon gets a new look: boho meets fashion.
Extra tip: combine the handbag with Chloé Edith boots for a timeless accent to any winter outfit.
Au contraire, Prada.
Miuccia Prada & Raf Simons inspire us with their winter 2021 collection to a world where transformation and contradictions are expressed. Whereas the summer collection was still minimalist, this winter it is an extravagant party at Prada. The exuberant decor by Rem Koolhaas immediately set the right tone during the collection presentation.
Typical Prada prints, lots of jacquard and bright colour combinations enchant the scene. In short: an interpretation of true Pradaness. The contrast offered by the collection is based on a dynamic interplay of masculine and feminine elements. This contrast is expressed in simplicity versus complexity, retro versus futuristic and hard versus soft materials. In the modern tailoring these contrasts come into their own.
The tactile nature of this collection can also be felt - more literally - in the shoes and bags. The remarkable Knittedboots are the designer shoes of the moment. Among the handbags, Signaux and Cleo are transformed into jacquards this winter.
Balenciaga goes virtual
In an original collab with Epic Games, Balenciaga launched the winter 2021 collection into the virtual world. The game-characters from Fornite are the very first wearers of their online high-fashion collection.
By creating this media entity, the importance of fashion is not only addressed in the physical world, but also virtually. The whole experience of Fortnite is about self-expression and diversity, and this goes hand in hand with Balenciaga's collection. Standard ideals of beauty are not an issue, but creativity, individuality and individualism take the crown.
The F/W must-haves
The collection establishes striking parallels between ancient mystical forces and a modern consciousness. The silver Balenciaga Knife pumps and the Hourglass bag excel with their elements from arty underground culture and are true statement items.
Upgrade your winter looks
We are fans of the winter trends of these three top brands and would love to help translate them into your wardrobe. Feel free to visit our store to admire Balenciaga in real life, feel those Prada knits or try on the elegant Chloé Edith boots. Of course you can also find these high-quality designer handbags and shoes in our webshop. Be enchanted by the elegant collections and step stylishly into the winter!
(Translated with Deepl)