Fall Winter 21 - Marques'Almeida
Their new collection, showcased through a stunning, cinematic runway staged on the world’s longest suspended footbridge in Arouca, Portugal, evolved directly from the processes they were developing. A palette emerged from muted natural dyes (remnants of onion peels, plant roots, or wood have colored their fabrics), and those colors inspired a ’90s, grunge-inflected mood. The brand’s cool-girl, slouchy signatures were reworked through the lens of sustainability: The mesh tops that have long been a brand staple are now produced using recycled polyester; boyfriend jeans are ozone-washed and made using upcycled, recycled, and organic cotton; and taffeta is woven from biodegradable Greencel fibers.
Their credentials are extensive and impressive, but “it’s a minefield,” acknowledges Marques. But this season, Marques’Almeida has not disapointed us.