Rankin x John Richmond - AW21
Rock 'n' Roll shapes and hardcore attitude from the designer beloved by some of the biggest names in music.
Music festivals might be on hold for the foreseeable, but John Richmond’s Autumn/Winter 21 collection will have you feeling and looking like a rockstar, even without a stage.
Expect high-shine trousers, tailoring, and outerwear that runs the gamut of purple velvet smoking jackets, military-inspired over shirts, parkas and a show-stopping leopard-print number. Elsewhere, with delicate cami-style dresses and floating, gossamer-like skirts, there reigns a romantic spirit that would make Stevie Nicks proud.
Throughout, a tongue-in-cheek sense of patriotism rides high, as evidenced by the Union Jack as a recurrent symbol. We can see these familiar strokes emblazoned across the back of a faux-fur coat and glistening in pink and orange sparkles. This vision of the UK is fun, progressive and inclusive — and sure to keep us warm during long, post-Brexit nights
Capturing the dynamic collection, Rankin amps up the designs’ wit and humour while zoning in on the brand’s insouciant attitude. With his unique eye, he captures the spirit of rebellion that defines John Richmond AW21: an irreverence towards gender norms and fashion rules, put in practice by intensely wearable pieces that can be mixed and matched with abandon.