The perfect look to channel the outdoors is utilitarian-inspired dressing.
This perfect combination of comfort & style has been a favorite trend for many seasons, and the reemergence and popularity of utility wear is a great example of this. fashionIt offers convenience, comfort, and a sense that you are prepared in times of uncertainty. The trend emerged strong as people started dressing up again this year — those pockets useful for the must-haves of the moment, like mini hand sanitizers and spare masks.
The fall 2021 men’s collections featured loose and fluid silhouettes and cocooning softness. Top global retailers praised utility jackets as strong outerwear pieces for the season, citing their comfort. Utility jackets are lightweight and can be layerable, which allows them to transcend seasons and make great investment pieces that will last years.
The safari jacket obsession reached fever pitch at the spring 2020 shows, maintain its popularity as the rebel outerwear of choice for style icons like Ernest Hemingway and Clint Eastwood — an item that historically was less about dressing for dinner, rather about catching it. The safari jacket is a design classic, whether you’re in the real thing or one of fashion’s many interpretations.
The fall continues to feature safari-inspired attire 2021Both runway collections and the current market will be represented. The versatility of casual and wearable pieces such as organic cotton fluid tops, pleated line safari shorts in linen, and cargo pants featuring large pockets offer consumers many options to create their own look.
The trend was also a key player in Disney’s latest film “Jungle Cruise,”This film is now available in theaters and on Disney+. Based on Walt Disney’s theme park attraction of the same name, the film set during World War I centers around actors Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt on a rollicking thrill ride down the Amazon jungle, with the costumes offering a true homage to the urban explorer.
WWD rounded up some of the runway’s best looks, sure to get you into the mood and inspire you to take a cue from some of the contemporary market’s more laid-back and casual options.