SS21 trend report: Molly Goddard



Molly Goddard SS21

Have to agree with catwalk critic Sue Evans, who commented on my earlier pondering to say that Molly Goddard’s SS21 collection was a strong expression of optimism and joy. It was her strongest yet, I thought, with commercial colour-block graphic knits and jerseys styled with her usual explosion-in-a-tulle factory froufrou skirts.

There was also a collaboration with Ugg, resulting in an array of day-glo fluffy slippers that I thoroughly disapprove of, so I’m not showing them here. (I guess as the pandemic rages on, questionable collabs are something we will see more of from indie designers in a quest for survival.) See more here.
Molly Goddard SS21


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IMAGES: Molly Goddard SS21
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Is this the perfect tee?



M.M. LaFleur tee

I’m vaguely familiar with M.M. LaFleur but have never really engaged with the brand.

Until now.

It has teamed up with the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A to sell its Rally tees* with accompanying iron-on voting-themed patches (while stocks last). The minimalist graphic patches are super-chic and obviously an important call to action, but the M.M. LaFleur Leslie Rally tees* themselves tick all my check boxes for what makes an excellent T-shirt. Namely a boxy cut, close-fitting crew neckline and good quality Peruvian Pima cotton. Buy it here*.

M.M.LaFleur scout collab
M.M. LaFleur girl scout patches

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IMAGES: M.M. LaFleur
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Sunday worship: Margaret Howell SS21



Margaret Howell SS21 LOOK 23

This weekend I would usually be darting across the four corners of London to see what Fashion Week had to offer. Not so this season, which means for once I got to have a lie in on my birthday! But it also means I’ll miss my favourite LFW ritual, congregating on the Sunday worship benches of the Margaret Howell show at Ballet Rambert on the South Bank. Here I’d normally huddle in a sea of buff trench coats with Alyson, Brittany, Dal and Alexis, to appraise next season’s stylistic nuances, while catching up on industry (both fashion and publishing) goss.

In lieu of a Margaret Howell show, we have look book pictures. So for SS21 (how futuristic that sounds!) we can look forward to structured pleat-top cropped trousers, nostalgic sweater vests, easy shirt-waister dresses and – my favourite styling detail –  these darling beanie hats. Margaret Howell commissioned exclusive new fabrics from long-term suppliers, specifying colour and weave, which is what gives these pieces their freshness despite the seeming familiarity…

Margaret Howell SS21
Margaret Howell SS21

Margaret Howell SS21


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IMAGES: Mark Kean for Margaret Howell SS21
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SS21 trend report: What will our ‘New Look’ look like?



Christian Siriano SS21

I feel rather disconnected from Fashion Month this season but this image caught my attention.

It’s last Thursday’s Christian Siriano SS21 show and the colours, plus olde worlde Slim Aaron’s-esque glamour (tempered with the now-normal sight of a Covid mask), place it firmly in the space of aspirational longing. Longing for parties, whimsy and unbridled joy instead of caution and pragmatism.

My overarching goal for following the SS21 shows is to understand what ‘fashion’ is going to look like for all of us for the next few years. This season’s shows will set the tone for that. For the first time in my lifetime, I think we could have a Dior’s New Look moment.

What do you think will be the 21st century New Look and who is going to create it?

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IMAGE:  Simbarashe Cha / New York Times
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