Men's Fashion Week January 2021
I am so grateful to everyone who has worked so hard (and presumably adapted and changed so may times) to put on such incredible displays for fashion week - or month or whatever we are calling it.
The level of imagination and creativity has come on leaps and bounds since September when the shows felt scrappy and thin. The extra months have given teams the time to think out clever ways to make them safe and beautiful.
And it couldn't have come at a better time for me. January is a grey month. Lockdown has made it greyer. But the vibrancy and joy exuding from the last few days has made me feel like I've landed in Oz.
And it seems like plenty of designers were looking to brighten up spirits as colour palettes were unseasonably warm for winter.
But if you were in any doubt as to the season Dries Van Noten and Etro were there to remind you with their ridiculously cosy knits and Fendi's quilted dressing gown will keep you toasty until Spring.
Hed Mayner and Tod's proved that tailoring can be cosy too with soft, oversized jackets and trousers.
Coats at Jil Sander and Dior have been supersized too - all the better to hide from your troubles in.
Perhaps Paul Smith and Isabel Marant are manifesting their hopes for a return to normal with incredibly wearable collections full of delicious Normcore pieces.
It wasn't all ordinary though, you can always count on Vetements to make a statement.