Why Men’s Slippers Will Still Be the ‘It’ Shoe For Fall 2021

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Stay-at-home fashion is now officially high fashion.

Menswear kicked off its fall 2021 season with a round of fashion week (mostly virtual) campaigns, presentations and shows. For this season, a handful of brands tapped into comfort-driven features. The creative decision appropriately reflects how collective society continues to weather the spread of the pandemic. Both Dries Van Noten and Fendi incorporated fuzzy socks into their collections, while JW Anderson’s campaign featured its signature chainlink slip-ons for footwear.

Designers got creative with comfort this season with slippers, slides and scuffs. In addition to JW Anderson, Fendi and Alyx incorporated the backless shoe into their designs.

In a time where many are staying at home, slip-on shoes have become a popular item in people’s wardrobes, even when it comes to the luxury consumer.

Matthew Williams’ Alyx incorporated scuff slippers with sturdy rubber bottoms. The utilitarian shoe

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5 trends that stood out from Men’s Fashion Week Fall 2021

(Source, left: jilsander.com; middle: prada.com; right: dior.com)

Another season of shows has come and gone, with Fall 2021 Men’s Fashion Week wrapping up over the weekend. The fashion calendar is undergoing a reorganization of sorts, as brands and fashion councils struggle with what’s necessary and what’s not. London forewent the men’s schedule, rolling its shows into next month’s women’s shows. New York, too, called things off. In Milan and Paris though, the shows must go on. Most brands opted for lookbooks or pre-shot videos; others, elaborate live-streamed runways; and still others, actual in-person shows, albeit with very few attendees.

One thing remained constant though: there are hints about what’s to come a year from now. There are always trends that never take — things it seems the industry writ large wants to see, but which peter out after the shows. Others take off from nothing — a piece here or

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Berluti to Unveil Fall Men’s Collection in Shanghai on March 5

PARIS While Berluti is opening the Paris Men’s Fashion Week calendar this season, it turns out its video will be just a teaser for the unveiling of the full collection on March 5 with a physical event in Shanghai.

Artistic director Kris Van Assche said the decision was made fairly early not to stage a traditional runway show in Paris and to hold a presentation in China, which has become a magnet for fashion brands as one of the few markets worldwide to enjoy economic growth during the coronavirus pandemic — notwithstanding a new round of lockdowns just ahead of the crucial Chinese New Year holiday shopping season.

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Because of ongoing travel restrictions designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, Van Assche and his teams won’t be able to attend, so they fitted models in Paris for a video project titled “Living Apart Together” that will

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