As fashion houses take on presenting their collections digitally, we’re sharing details on the Spring/Summer 2021 collections from Prada, Reese Cooper, and Lemaire.
Yesterday morning, Prada presented its latest collection entitled “Multiple Views.” Intended to push various perspectives, the new line suggests a myriad of options for both men and women with looks that can be dressed up and dressed down. Spring/Summer 2021 is presented in five chapters by five different photographers, videographers, and artists—Terence Nance, Joanna Piotrowska, Martine Syms, Juergen Teller, and Willy Vanderperre. Seen in the collection are timeless pieces that provide longevity, value, and straightforward style for the wardrobe. A muted palette of black, white, and grey is seen encompassing the collection, with the exception of two prints—both floral. From business casual to working from home, we see the attire range from suits and separates to sportswear and lingerie. Soft knit sweaters and lightweight coats are seen worn over bare skin, the triangular Prada logo is seen accenting nearly all pieces, and accessories like sunglasses and totes complement the not-so-complex collection for some edge.
Reese Cooper revealed its latest collection “River Runs Through” while immersed in nature, presented only to friends and family on the banks of a river. Over the past few months isolated due to the Coronavirus, Cooper spent some much-needed time in the wilderness, taking in the fresh air and water. Fabrics in the Spring/Summer 2021 collection are inspired by this recent time outside, centered around graphics like camouflage and images of California foliage and rocks found along Lake Piru. As the first official combined men’s and women’s line, the new collection welcomes pieces that lean toward a unisex wardrobe, and offer accent accessories like patches on nearly all garments that tell the story of “River Runs Through.” Fueled by escapism and exploration, the new collection also welcomes an array of collaborations like an RCI – DIY chore coat sewn by Ernie Mo (created from one of his do-it-yourself kits released earlier this year), a hand-painted skirt and a chore coat created in collaboration with the fine artist Juliet Johnstone, and a simple t-shirt with “If You Do Something, Something Will Happen,” of which proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization Create Now.
Lemaire showed its Spring/Summer 2021 collection as both a farewell and a welcome. As the brand announces it is leaving behind full womenswear collections, it’s stepping into a new realm of launching co-ed shows instead. For the first full collection, Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh balanced understated pastel hues with bold pieces, like a leather trench coat in deep burgundy, a three-piece set in aqua, and layered silhouettes of light fabrics. Earthy tones like ivory, cornmeal, and lavender made up most of the collection, with most skirts, trousers, tops, and jackets paired with two-tone shoes.