AW21 Round Up: The Places We Will Go

26 February 2021

Words by Nathan Henry

As we count down the days until the world starts ticking again in all its sociable glory, London Fashion Week AW21 has presented us with an array of beautiful outfits to make new memories in. From Burberry's fresh take on classic pieces (hello, officewear inspo) to perspex, pop-art and Friday night flamboyance à la Fiorucci, here are our favourite picks from LFW. Oh, the places we will go.

Make a Statement, Start a Change
Perhaps last year was the shock that many of us needed to step into our power and wear our hearts on our sleeves. For AW21, Qasimi stands for the belief that art can be a conduit for change, and the label draws from the social moments of 2020 to create clothes for revolutionaries. A stand-out moment of the collection for us is the 90s grunge silhouettes, a nod to underground culture that seamlessly blends our love of all things retro with the power of the present.

A Touch of Culture
For those in search of a dreamy afternoon spent submerged in an art gallery, Bianca Saunders delivers just the collection. For the menswear designer, AW21 is "all about the shoulder", and in our opinion, nothing quite says cool like these epic silhouettes. We're also sold on any collection that is inspired by the poetry of Jean Cocteau.

Back to Work: Office Opulence
Burberry's classic take on tailoring is the natural choice when it comes to making an office entrance with a bang. In this collection, the devil is in the details and their fringing, pleats and deer motifs are giving us life as the powerhouse brand explores freedom of movement through clothes.

Escape to the Isle of Skye
As staycation season gears up again, E. Tautz provides the goods to escape from the city in pursuit of harmony and nature. We adore these oversized coats and layered looks; pack your bags, pull on your walking boots and get hiking across the Scottish highlands in style.

Reconnecting With Loved Ones
The moment we are able to reconnect with our nearest and dearest will be a momentous occasion: one that only Ahluwalia could dress us for. 'Community' is something that has consistently defined the brand's clothing, and AW21 takes inspiration from the book Home Going by Yaa Gyasi. We have fallen under the spell of this collection thanks to the sheer intention and detail that has gone into it, with a BBG favourite being the graphic jumpers, made from repurposed knit and sweatshirt fabrics. Something to wear with ease as you hug your loved ones close, or for that anticipated journey back home.

Friday Night Flamboyance
We thought our perspex days might be behind us, but Fiorucci AW21 has proved us wrong - and we ain't mad about it! Delving into the archives, AW21 captures the energy of the iconic brand's history from pop-art print to some serious statement accessories. I don't know about you, but the night we return to the dancefloor will be one to remember in this animal print number.

Sunday Strolls and Catch Up Coffees
Coffee, croissants and crisp weekend air require just the right combination of function and elegance. Dunhill's latest collection captures this in a wonderful blend of tradition and expert tailoring; their play on the domestic, particularly the multi-purpose 'Compendium Parka', has us covered for that Sunday stroll with friends.

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