Fashion: the future is bright

Chunky black boots and a commitment to sustainability are here to stay, while brighter colours reflect moods beginning to lighten as the pandemic recedes

Bronagh O’Sullivan of Pearl & Bow in Rathmines: late pandemic dressing means injecting a dose of fun and glamour into your wardrobe. Picture: Fergal Phillips

The right clothes can have the effect of making you feel optimistic about life.

So it’s probably no surprise that for Autumn/Winter 2021, a change is afoot in fashion, with designers actively seeking to improve mood and foster off-kilter individualism via their new season looks. Colours are brighter, character is to the fore, and there’s a rush of disco-tinged exuberance in the air, as the prospect of finally going out-out returns.

How does that translate to our wardrobes in practice? The Business Post caught up with four industry experts to get their top sartorial tips for the season ahead.