The spring/summer 2021 collections were all about the OTT accessories

There are a few inevitabilities you can expect from each and every bi-annual fashion month.

Among them are a gaggle of fashion press and influencers dressed to the nines, a stream of outré ensembles all with unattainable price tags attached and a serious surge of sartorial envy.

And not even a global pandemic could rain on fashion’s parade this year, as across the four major fashion cities, the It crowd descended in their Sunday best ready to attend the first-ever ‘phy-gital’ fashion month.

The highlight of the four-week hybrid spring/summer 2021 event? Accessories.

alice + olivia Spring/Summer 2021 (IMAXtree)

Matching masks

Matchy-matchy face coverings made a solid showing in all four cities. In New York, alice+olivia’s creative director Stacey Bendet matched masks with outfits in a fun 2020 twist. A technicoloured dreamcoat was styled with a co-ordinating mask, as was a monochrome ensemble,

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Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021: The Must-See Fashion Inspo

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Fashion month is hot and heavy, and it’s time to talk about Milan Spring/Summer 2021 Fashion Week—in particular, all the looks and shows I simply can’t stop thinking about. Given that Italy was a virus hotspot for quite some time a few months back, it was up in the air whether or not this fashion week would take place digitally or in person. Ultimately, it ended up being a mix of both, with some designers opting for intimate IRL shows and others going entirely virtual.

There were some definite high points in this season’s lineup, including a more diverse range of bodies on the runway, from Paloma Elsesser, Jill Kortleve and Ashley Graham at Fendi to Versace’s first-ever full-figured models, Precious Lee, Jill Kortleve (Again! Go girl) and Alva Claire. Of course, there’s still more than a little that needs to be done in terms

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Imitation Of Christ Spring/Summer 2021

Twenty years ago, an art project turned fashion label called IMITATION OF CHRIST redefined our notion of what is cool and conscious. That was in the early 2000s when nobody spoke about sustainability or upcycling clothes. Its founder, American art student Tara Subkoff, was fashion’s beloved rebel with a cause in that her label proposed the reworking of used garments into precious, art-inspired couture pieces.

Admittedly, IMITATION OF CHRIST is best experience as a concept or conscious message. When they shook the world with a Spring 2001 presentation held in a funeral home, the brand emphasized the function of fashion as a means for getting a message across. Precious and wearable art creations that exemplified value of clothes usually discarded or sent to thrift shops, were suddenly considered “macabre chic” acquisitions of the true fashion-forward consumer.

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