Fashion designers across the globe are embracing colour back into their collections with open arms. Gone are the days when Autumn and Winter were victims to dark and gloomy colourways. We are pulling focus to the key colours of the rainbow that were seen colour blocking their way down the runway for forward season Autumn collections.
Ardusse’s Men’s Fall 2021 designer, Gaetano Colucci, drew inspiration from his childhood memories and created a collection filled with wardrobe staples with a twist. There was an unexpected sense of softness to this collection through the 1940s inspired pinstriped suits, pastel cable knits and more notably this khaki green utility-inspired set. Boxy and cropped in fit and lined with a cosy off-white Sherpa, this look showcases the popular yet timeless khaki hue in all its glory, easily matched with the Mara 283 thread. The oversized pockets on the side of the trousers and jacket and the shiny black combat boots make the look structured and edgy. However, this utility-inspired look is softened with the low scoop chunky knitted vest that it's cleverly paired with.
On the Berluti Men’s Fall 2021 runway this year we saw a colourful lineup like no other. This striking blue coat in a shade like the Mara 5396 thread, will make heads turn. Its bright and vibrant hue gives off a sense of calmness and serenity, whilst also being fun and filled with personality. Pair it with some timeless trousers and a statement bucket hat to stay warm without sacrificing style.
As brands embrace the fashion of comfort suiting, designer Avizmo Jo decided to go the other direction by showcasing elegant suits that are still carefree, but effortlessly dressed up for parties and events that are slowly crawling back into the day-to-day norm. This oversized wool coat, in a red hue similar to the Mara 82 thread, shows off a large collar and dropped shoulder. Hitting just below the knee, it's hard to not overlook the intricate knitted multi-coloured flag-like piece at the front and back of this coat. This aspect of the coat is definitely unique and adds a large amount of visual interest and texture to an otherwise simple coat option.
British luxury brand, Dunhill, presents its Fall 2021 collection ‘Compendium’ to reflect a dramatic change in our lives. Designer Mark Weston designs with a sense of ‘Britishness’ in his style. He mixes relaxation and playfulness with traditional and timeless design – reflecting the fashion evolution in places like London. This playful look mixes different textures and colours together, from a caramel oversized puffy scarf to shiny sage green vinyl pants. This violet puffer in a colour similar to the Mara 74 thread is the perfect jacket to throw on to keep warm. It’s practical for cooler months while giving the wearer an instant mood boost due to its bright and uplifting colourway.
We see a sporty collection from Isabel Marant this Fall. The label presented a collection filled with reworked classics like rugby shirts and varsity jackets. In this rich indigo look, we see a relaxed blue cardigan, a lined light-washed denim jacket and vibrant wide-fit track pants similar to the side snap track pants we see on professional basketball players today. For a seamless finish, the Mara 322 thread is perfect for this bright blue hue.
On the Paul Smith runway this season we saw this casual yet fun yellow ensemble. In a shade similar to the Mara 416 thread, the relaxed button-up t-shirt dons a crisp green floral pattern. Layered over a classic black turtleneck and under a boxy leather jacket, the button-up shirt is where we’re focussing our attention. The designer complements the warm yellow tones from the shirt with a pair of mustard trousers and sleek loafers; a fool-proof evening look.
Sacai’s designer, Chitose Abe, looked to the transition from punk to hip-hop for inspiration for her latest Men’s collection. This collection has an obvious streetwear flair to it, mixing two cultural elements together. This particular look is dominated by its loud orange colour palette, ideally paired with the Mara 155 thread, and its interesting cuts. The jacket is pieced together with a water resistant dark green fabric on the shoulders while the rest of the jacket features the blinding orange hue in a highly structured look. Partnered with straight cut trousers that cut off just above the ankles, it finishes off this daring two-piece look perfectly.