Designers worked in exceedingly unusual circumstances, in a vacuum, catering to an audience whose lives are forever changed—and ultimately showed their collections virtually or in very intimate settings. And yet, creativity reigned. For fall 2021, the collections fell in line with the times by embracing that new outdoor après-ski life, prepping for a new-wave Roaring ’20s, finding stability in LBDs, and keeping comfort key in elevated knitwear. See what’s in store for next season in 13 trend stories and shop key piece to add to your wardrobe now. There’s a Saint Laurent dress we’ll be dreaming about until it makes its way home to us and a Bottega Veneta puffer coat we simply can’t enter colder weather without.