Spring Staples from Spring 2021 Runways: The VMan Edit

Spring Staples from Spring 2021 Runways: The VMan Edit

Spring Staples from Spring 2021 Runways: The VMan Edit

Our top picks from Prada, Celine, Raf Simons, Rick Owens and others.

Our top picks from Prada, Celine, Raf Simons, Rick Owens and others.

Styling: Gro Curtis

Text: Valerie Stepanova

One very well might say that the Spring 2021 fashion months was one of the weirdest ones we've had to date. Virtual fashion shows and collection releases have replaced that unique magic and fantasy offered by traditional runway shows. And while we all have missed the hustle and bustle of moving around and flying from one fashion capital to the other, the show must go on — time flies, seasons change and new trends and fashion tendencies come to replace the new ones, rain or shine.

Today, we are bringing you the biggest standout trends that we've seen from our favorite brands on Spring 2021 Menswear virtual runways from around the world. Check out our favorite looks from brands like Raf Simons, Balenciaga, Celine and Dior below:

Celine

For maestro Hedi Slimane, this season has been all about constructing the perfect biker jacket — a master to the skinny jacket style so often favored by the French photographer and fashion designer. Two such looks were featured on the virtual Celine Spring 2021 runway, giving us a variety of styles to be inspired by while perusing pieces we can potentially add to our Spring/Summer wardrobe this coming season.

Valentino

This is exactly the kind of unisex look we were dying to see during this season — and of course, Valentino's Pierpaolo Piccioli had to be the one designer and couturier to realize out wildest fashion dreams. Chic, sultry and sophisticated all at the same time; wear this sheer, airy and voluminous top with distressed jeans for the daytime or pair it with something more figure-hugging to give it a bit more of a night-out vibe.

DSquared2

VMan's favorite twin designer duo Dean and Dan Caten had our full attention with this sheer, lacey tank top from their Spring 2021 range. The iconic menswear piece complemented by a pair of black slack, a pearl necklace and sleek leather sandals — the ultimate day-to-night summer look.

Dior

Dior Men's Spring 2021 was largely based on Kim Jones' collaboration with the Ghana-born, Vienna-trained artist Amoako Boafo. There was quite a bit of uplifting color and print — Boafo’s signatures within the design language of Dior Men; our favorites, however, were all knitwear. Stripes, prints and diamonds all adorn the stylish, colorful, comfy-looking sweaters from Kim Jones' latest range — what's not to like?

Balenciaga

The signature Balenciaga is about a lot more than just about all things genderless and oversized — for the Spring 2021 season, the brand's Artistic Director Demna Gvasalia looked to a darker, a lot more monochrome color palette as his source of inspiration. This particular look has been our favorite from the House this season: a masterpiece of deconstruction, made out of shirt material and combined with a hoodie worn as a futuristic capuche overhead.

Alexander McQueen

For McQueen, this season was all about offering an experimental, inventive take on tailoring, but what we liked the most about this range was the feminine take on suiting offered by the heritage British brand. If you want to be a shine bright in a sleek yet not-so-classic suit number through the upcoming Spring/Summer fashion season — McQueen is most definitely the way to go.

Ludovic de Saint Sernin

Silky-smooth PJs, in cream, cupcake-colored shades immediately grabbed our attention — we just couldn't help but give this one a shoutout in our Spring/Summer trend report. There's no need to say that this has big potential for becoming your new comfy WFH staple — but it can also be worn out and about in the warm months to come.

Fendi

If you are looking to invest in one chic, high-quality coat this season — this is the one perfect piece for you. This stunner from Fendi's Spring 2021 Menswear range has a lot of potential for layering and will survive any season or trend — in year 2021 and beyond.

Raf Simons

We fell in love with this never-before-seen approach tailoring — here, the Belgian designer combines and deconstructs it, which is an interesting way to deal with tailoring for someone who, by his own admission, is not a huge fan of it. As always, the designer's apparent obsession with youth culture can be seen through the garments — think neon-colored turtlenecks and the steady use of graphic prints and patches throughout the entire Spring 2021 range. Bravo!

Rick Owens

The shoes features in the three looks opening Rick. Owens' Spring 2021 menswear range say it all — he is strong, powerful and very much ready to kick some ass. If you want to boost your confidence (and height!) on a rainy day this coming spring, look no further — this is the shoe for you.

Prada

This is what we call the 'doctor-chic' take on suiting: lo and behold, the perfect Little Black Suit. Yes, all the perfect Little Black Dresses around the world are most likely shaking in terror or reverence (or both!) right about now. These skinny suits opening Prada's Spring 2021 Menswear collection are truly a blast from the past that reminds us of that '50s Beatles look — this is what we call a proper #throwback.

Loewe/JW Anderson

With both labels helmed by the British designer and visionaire Jonathon Anderson, it's no wonder that we can see a few things in common between both of their Spring 2021 collections. And from what we can tell, Anderson was infatuated with the idea of bringing the look and spirit couture into menswear over the past several months. Embracing the big, the bold and the eye-catching in our everyday wear — this coming season and beyond.

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