11 Fashion Week Runway Shows With Uplifting Themes
Fashion Week has been a source of escapism and a hint of light at the end of the tunnel for many of us. For those of us in the industry, appreciating new clothes and trends on the runway (or via digital presentation) is enough to turn our heads toward the future. But for those who need even more of a pull, or reason to find faith and hope from designers and their creativity, you can look to themed runway shows. But don’t expect to see costumes.
This season in particular, we saw designers accompany their fall, pre-fall, and even spring RTW 2021 collections with subtle messages meant to uplift — or at least get us thinking — and they were all willing to talk to us about the thought process behind their inspiration. Their lookbooks do not only invite us to preview clothes, but challenge us to use our imaginations and enter a world of fantasy. From Staud’s cozy, comforting home to Tibi’s campsite, read ahead to discover a new method of self-discovery as you envision yourself dressed — not just in an outfit, but a mood — and a very specific moment in time.