One of the most popular trends from Vogue’s fall 2021 trend report was dubbed “Collage Therapy.” The look is pieced and cut-and-pasted together, and here, we’re doing a deeper dive into the trend.
On the runways, designers like Gabriela Hearst, Marine Serre, and Ulla Johnson patched together fabrics. Fashion News Editor Steff Yotka writes, “These collaged garments are not only sustainably minded but also nod to a new, idiosyncratic aesthetic that is less about head-to-toe dressing and more about personal expression through style.” It’s a homespun aesthetic, whether quilted, patched, or paneled, that feels just right for the mood of the fall season.
In a rich autumnal color palette, pieces like fall dresses, midi skirts, and jackets mix scalloped leathers, plaids, and quilting in warm shades of brown, yellow, and brick—perhaps inspired by the foliage that’s to come later this season. The end result is modern silhouettes that take notes from classic Americana—and this season, wearing a mix is what matters.
Shop our fall edit of patchwork, below.
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