DESIGNER: ELIZABETH KENNEDY
THE LBV FALL/WINTER 2021 COLLECTION WAS INSPIRED BY THE MUSICIANS AND ARTISTS OF THE 1970S. THE COLLECTION PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE HEROES OF THE STAGE, SUCH AS DIANA ROSS, DONNA SUMMER, DAVID BOWIE, AND CHER, AS WELL AS OTHER STYLE ICONS THAT DEFINED THE ERA LIKE BIANCA JAGGER AND JANE BIRKIN.
This glittering and glamorous decade was a response to the time – a revolt against social injustice, reflected in a medium that allowed people an escape from reality. A time of economic and political turmoil, the 1970’s created a social revolution for women’s and civil rights – a period we can’t help but draw parallels to today.
The artistry that emerged from this era celebrated freedom of expression. It was optimistic and uplifting, allowing people to connect. Music is the greatest escape and brings people together in a way no other medium can. Fashion, like music, can be transformative. It can affect the way you live your life, as well as serve to reflect the current cultural and socio-political environment. Putting on a beautiful suit can flip an emotional switch, just like turning on your favorite song can. One of the many lessons quarantine taught us is how the arts and connectivity are so important for us psychologically.
The FW21 collection is optimistic - it imagines a life after the pandemic, and the biggest celebration for humanity on the other side of it.