While fashion week as we know it may forever be changed, brands are still finding ways to introduce their latest seasonal collections—whether in person or online. Here, we’re sharing what’s new from Saint Laurent, Markarian, and Jason Wu.
Entitled “No Matter How Long the Night Is,” Saint Laurent’s new Spring/Summer 2021 menswear collection debuted with a breathtaking video that sheds light on Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello’s inspirations. Encouraging a constant reach toward the new horizon no matter how long the night might seem, the video is directed by Nathalie Canguilhem and shows models bounding across rooftops to a dramatic score by Sebastian. The skylines of Paris, New York, and Beijing acted as muses for the collection, which is part sleek sophistication and part Bohemian wanderer. Highlights included an all-white brocade suit, worn with silver woven loafers and a loose, printed shirt; a textural embroidered cardigan reminding us of an impressionist landscape, worn with a straw hat; and a layered look featuring a silky peach button down, worn open to reveal a t-shirt, paired with a cropped fringed bomber and loose trousers.
You’ll be swept up in a wave of romantic whimsy when viewing Markarian’s Spring/Summer 2021 debuts. Photographed in a fittingly dreamy setting, the collection is comprised of a selection of gowns and dresses inspired by a 1980s garden party. Puffed sleeves, florals, pastels, and softly pleated skirts galore offered the perfect opportunity for comfortably chic looks to dress up on a daily basis, or for more elevated events. A suite of white dresses gave off bridal vibes and could certainly be worn on such an occasion, including designs like a skirt suit with mutton-leg sleeves and ruffles at the waist, a strapless column dress with mirrored polka dots, and a gown in with a full skirt and capped sleeves in a softly crinkled fabrication. The house also debuted its first jewelry collection, featuring a selection of statement necklaces and earrings, like a pair of pave-inlaid gold serpents with a ruby detail.
Jason Wu looked to the vibrant tropical setting of Tulum—the designer’s home away from home—for its new collection. He embraced the casual side of its wearer for the first time on the runway, debuting designs best fit for long walks on the beach, dining al fresco, and late-night dancing. A palette of rich tones mimicking the nature of Tulum (think vivid pinks, blues, purples, oranges, and greens) made for easy-going prints like stripes and floral, applied to breezy, movable silhouettes, like a selection of kaftans, sun dresses, roomy pants, and tunics. Styles were designed for comfort, with easy options for dressing up or down, like a blazer worn with loose shorts and a blouse with a cutout pattern, or a pair of culottes and a bra top. The collection was styled with bold earrings, sporty sunhats, and thick, strappy sandals perfect for beachwear.