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February 14, 2021

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Working from home, among other things, has had a strong impact on international fashion as people learn to embrace it as the new

normal at a time of a worldwide pandemic. The global trends for spring/summer 2021 reflect the relaxed mood as well. Instep picks up
international trends that can translate to local aesthetic just as easily.


From Chanel to Dolce & Gabbana to Balmain and several others, the one trend for 2021 that designers have ubiquitously turned to this fashion season is monochrome. There’s a special focus on black and white over pastels and other shades. It makes complete sense given the times we live in. For sartorial choices, Pakistan isn’t far behind with the existence of the likes of Sonya Battla and Sania Maskatiya who have shown time and again how monochromatic designs can elevate a collection.

Midriff Flossing

The aforementioned loosely translated as “a series of crisscrossing cords and wraparound details resembling dental floss (hence the name)” cannot be ignored. From maxi dresses to skirts, there is no avoiding this trend. It may be a little risqué for the desi girl but we’ve seen the ghagra choli trend rise to unfathomable heights and saris are just as much a festive staple. A little midriff flossing can therefore make its way in.

Maxi Dresses

The ankle grazing maxi dress, going all the way to the floor, is another haute trend that has emerged for spring/summer 2021. Floor sweeping dresses have the stamp of approval from brands as eclectic as Michael Kors, Giorgio Armani, Valentino and Dior. Zara Shahjehan and Sana and Safinaz are among local fashion brands that have showcased maxi dresses with smart, sharp designs.

Baggy Trousers

When it comes to trousers, there's been a bit of change. Skinny jeans and cigarette pants have been replaced by bigger and baggier trousers. It’s the love for androgyny that’s made gender bending clothing so popular. Plus, working from home and not having much of a social life makes comfort clothing a comfort zone.  

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