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Autumn Trends for 2021

We are back again with our round up of the top Autumn trends for 2021. The term “Reemergance Look” has been tossed about the fashion world a lot, with the focus on looking your best now we are allowed back into the world again. However, a lot of the big trends that emerged from the catwalks will not be suitable for everyday life- skin tight jumpsuits or sheer dresses anyone?!

Fear not- if you look closely all the trends we love are there - cosy knitwear, heritage prints and warm earthy colours. There are also a few new trends mixed in that are sure to excite all you colour lovers too.

The New Comfort

The need for comfort has extended to extra long sleeves to pull down over your hands, bringing with it a girlish charm. Knitwear featured heavily on the catwalks this season although this trend for extra long sleeves also extended to shirts, coats and blazers. A pair of chunky boots or fluffy slippers (as seen at Proenza Schouler) will finish off the look.

We have a fantastic range of knitted fabrics available at Lamazi. Our range of fabrics from Meet Milk and Mind the Maker are high quality and will provide all the comfort you crave.

From left- Mind the Maker Organic Leaf Jacquard Calm Grey, Mind the Maker Organic Woolen Ottoman Knit Old Rose, Meet Milk fine Rib Jersey Mauve with Tencel Lyocell, Mind the Maker Organic Leaf Jacquard Chalky Green.

 From left- Mind the Maker Organic Slub Jacquard Lilac, Meet Milk Fine Rib Jersey Shell with Tencel Lyocell, Mind the Maker Organic Cotton Cashmere Fleece Sweat Bottle Green, Meet Milk Fine Rib Jersey in Powder Pink with Tencel Lyocell

Pattern options for this trend are easy to find, just take your favourite knitwear pattern and add a few inches to the sleeve length. If you need some inspiration try any of the patterns below. To really hit this trend spot on, lengthen these patterns to a dress for the ultimate comfort.

 From left- Tilly and the Buttons Nora, True Bias Marlo Sweater, Named Clothing Talvikki and Papercut Patterns Kyoto.

Colour Therapy

 From left- Roksanda, Max Mara, Molly Goddard, Longchamp and Versus

The theory that wearing a bright colour improves your mood is more important than ever right now. Similar to Spring and Summer, we all need that dose of bright colour to get over the never ending challenges we are all facing right now. Now is the time to play with colour

to uplift your mood. Go bold and monochrome in the one shade or mix them all with a stand out print.

Here at Lamazi we are big fans of a brightly coloured print. Check out the selection we have below.

From left- Art Gallery Fabrics- Posy Blaze Rayon/Viscose from Trouvaille, Happy Bold Blooms Emerald Viscose Voile Fabric, Wildfield Red Cotton Lawn Fabric, Happiness Black Viscose Poplin Fabric, White Flowers on Green Viscose Poplin Fabric.

If bright prints aren’t your thing we have a large range of bold solid colour fabrics in stock too.

From left- Mind the Maker Solid Bottle Green ECOVERO Vera Viscose Crepe, Inspire Deep Orchid Solid Viscose Jersey, Mind the Maker Coral Red Nisa Softened Linen, Meet Milk Lapis Light Diamond Jacquard with Tencel Fibres, Meet Milk Amber Stretch Jersey with Tencel Fibres.

For pattern recommendations again, anything goes. We recommend trying something with some Joyful energy, like the Ingrid dress or Bakerloo, or a classic style like the Tamzin or Passiflore for a more muted take on this colourful trend.

From left- Homer & Howells Ingrid, By Hand London Tamzin, Deer & Doe Passiflore and Nina Lee Bakerloo.

If you are looking for something a little more cosy this season to inject some colour into your wardrobe, check out our latest collection of brightly coloured flannels from Robert Kaufman. The “Shacket” was another item seen in many high end designer collections, a match made in heaven for these fabrics.

From left- Summer Mammoth Junior Cotton Flannel, Berry Mammoth Organic Cotton Flannel, Sunrise Mammoth Junior Cotton Flannel, Ocean Mammoth Organic Cotton Flannel.

Stay cosy in these bright fabrics with one of the following patterns- the ultimate layer to add to your “Secret Pyjama’s”.

From left- Style Arc Adelaide Woven Jacket, Papercut Patterns Juno Jacket, In The Folds Flynn Jacket, Friday Pattern Company Ilford Jacket.


Images from the A/W21 collections by Celine and Stella McCartney.

After a year and a half of returning to our roots (or rather being confined to home) and a big emphasis on outdoor activities it is no surprise that there was a return to a more traditional, folksy trend. Vintage florals, heritage prints and patchwork are something a lot of sewists will get excited about.

At Celine the runway was outdoors in the gardens of Château Faux-le-Vicomte, with models sporting a mix of tweeds, checks, florals, denim and sequins. At Stella McCartney traditional prints were given a psychedelic edge.

From left- Picante Plaid Yarn Dyed Viscose Fabric, Pecan Alice Woven Viscose Fabric, Charcoal Picante Plaid Yarn Dyed Viscose Twill Fabric.

This trend lends itself well to florals and checks, paired with solid denim. We have curated some beautiful collections of coordinating prints called “Sew Your Colour Palette” on our website.

From left- Art Gallery Fabrics Plaid of My Dreams Sky Brushed Cotton Flannel, Atelier Jupe Black Lurex Woven Viscose with Soft Flower Print, Crystal Teal Herringbone Lamb’s Wool Coating Fabric 

To recreate this trend look for floaty dresses or skirts, snuggly jumpers (see above), cosy “shackets” and oversized coats and blazers.

From left- The Avid Seamstress THE COAT, Papercut Patterns Sapporo Coat, Friday Pattern Company Ilford Jacket.

From left- Papercut Patterns Meridian Dress, Closet Core Patterns Fiore Skirt, Homer and Howells Cissy dress.


Return of the 90’s

Images from A/W 21 catwalk shows of Simone Rocha, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and The Vampires Wife.

It hasn’t gone unnoticed that the 90’s are making a comeback. The popularity of button up dresses in ditsy florals (search for the #HughesDress or #ShelbyDress on instagram to see what we mean) signalled the return of this decade. With it comes a return of ‘grunge’, but not as it was before. It has a more grown up, elegant feel to it. Dark and moody florals will be popular this season. For inspiration look to brands Alexander McQueen, Preen or The Vampires Wife.

 Images from the Alexander McQueen Fall 2021 collection.

We have sourced lots of dark and moody florals this season at Lamazi fabrics that are perfect for this trend. A dark base floral is easy to transition between seasons too, making this a good investment.

When it comes to dark and moody florals we cannot overlook Rifle Paper Co’s collection of beautiful florals.

From left- Rifle Paper Co- Strawberry Fields Black Cotton, Garden Party Blue Cotton Fabric, Hawthorn Black Cotton from Strawberry Fields and Birch Floral Navy Rayon from Les Fleurs.

A standout dress is perfect for this trend. Recreate the classic Vampires Wife style with the Nina Lee Park Lane dress or go big with a full skirt and choose the Cashmerette Upton Dress or Deer & Doe Belladone Dress. Layer with a chunky cardigan or biker jacket and the all important chunky boot.

From left- Upton dress, Park Lane Dress and Top, Belladone Dress.

Thank you for reading our latest trend update. Which trend will you be trying this season?

Sharlene @sosewdressmaking 

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