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A/W 20-21 trends "Brown Age"

COLOUR: Autumn / Winter 2020 – 21 

Brown is a lively tint composed of several others, therefore it is able to adapt and create dialogue with all the variations of colour this season; the presence of brown changes these other hues and can turn a whole wardrobe around, igniting new life in all surrounding colours. When opposed by black, grey or white tints tend to be sharp and in contrast yet the warmth of brown, camel and beige takes the edge off these same harmonies, making them cosy and comforting for the eye. The innate happiness obtained from the simplicity of brown – as in the sphere of a potato, the grace of a ceramic jug, the organic shape of a wooden plank or the silence of a linen canvas – is creates a sense of belonging and a sensation of being rooted, of feeling a deep connection with materials made by hand, made by man, made with respect for all. The hues of earth and minerals, pigments and roots, clay and sand, as well as natural dyes such as tea and onion, embed brown as with a universal value, recognizable by all, a rare common language of colour that is in favour of the planet, able to adapt and live a longer life than most other tints. Shades of brown exude quality and longevity and therefore incarnate the luxury colour range of the future.

FASHION, SHAPES & TEXTILES: Autumn / Winter 2020 – 21 

With the importance of brown comes the need for abstraction, of finally growing up and leaving story telling behind. Materials will be judged on their own merit, clothes constructed for their own function, details designed for their own strength of expression; a spherical and cultured style of garment making. Restructuring versus deconstructing, reshaping a more positive period to come. Also rethinking the fashion system and its rhythm.  Textiles will include certain key qualities such as corduroy and velvet, moleskin and denim, brushed cotton and felted woollens, leathers and nylons and teddy and terrycloth. All matter needs to be tactile and vital. Browner shades will dominate abstract jacquards, traditional blanket patterns and folkloric stripes. But in a contemporary twist we will witness that brown will give grace to fluid fabrics, giving innovation to metallic qualities and making laces nude and tender, heralding a new era of softer sensuous lingerie. Therefore this season is the great turnaround stylish society has been waiting for, renewing fashion and design from within with a clear and activist undertone, harvesting equality and creativity in equal portions.

General admission: $395

Client admission: $200

Earlier Event: May 23
Later Event: June 27
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