Multiple designers were inspired by New York City for their fall/winter 2021 collections

At the close of every Fashion Week comes an onslaught of new trends.

This season, home was the biggest inspiration for for Wes Gordan and Stacey Bendet.

Both designers delivered fall 2021 collections for Carolina Herrera and Alice + Olivia (respectively) that were nods to New York City.

‘As we enter our 40th Anniversary year, I wanted to design a collection that is a love letter to our home: New York City,’ shared Wes Gordan for Carolina Herrera.

'The Fall 2021 collection is inspired by the perseverance and determination of New Yorkers—especially the very New Yorkers that form the heartbeat of our Atelier in the Garment District. This collection is my tribute to the city that never quits.'

‘The Fall 2021 collection is inspired by the perseverance and determination of New Yorkers—especially the very New Yorkers that form the heartbeat of our Atelier in the Garment District. This collection is my tribute to the city that never quits.’

‘As we enter our 40th Anniversary year, I wanted to design a collection that is a love letter to our home: New York City,’ shared Wes Gordan for Carolina Herrera.

‘The Fall 2021 collection is inspired by the perseverance and determination of New Yorkers—especially the very New Yorkers that form the heartbeat of our Atelier in the Garment District. This collection is my tribute to the city that never quits.’

Resort 2019 was Gordan’s debut collection for the luxury house.

‘This collection combines the iconic sportswear sensibility of New York fashion and the dramatic elegance of the Carolina Herrera Atelier.’

In true Herrera form, Wes packed in all of the brand’s most joyful signatures: jumbo polka-dots, vibrant hues, voluminous sleeves and sharp tailoring. And introduced a new one: hearts.

In true Herrera form, Wes packed in all of the brand's most joyful signatures: jumbo polka-dots, vibrant hues, voluminous sleeves and sharp tailoring. And introduced one new one: hearts

In true Herrera form, Wes packed in all of the brand’s most joyful signatures: jumbo polka-dots, vibrant hues, voluminous sleeves and sharp tailoring. And introduced one new one: hearts

Models Alek Wek, Lulu Tenney, Ash Foo, Philyne, Effie Steinberg and Theresa Hayes were captured at the iconic Empire State Building Observatory and the One Vanderbilt on Madison Avenue.

Models Alek Wek, Lulu Tenney, Ash Foo, Philyne, Effie Steinberg and Theresa Hayes were captured at the iconic Empire State Building Observatory and the One Vanderbilt on Madison Avenue.

'This motif is found throughout the collection in forms of ankle-length intarsia knits, precious embroideries and custom molded buttons.'

‘This motif is found throughout the collection in forms of ankle-length intarsia knits, precious embroideries and custom molded buttons.’

Encouraging everyone to tap into their emotions and passions saying, ‘A heart motif is so much more than just a design- it is a reminder to love. Love ourselves. Love each other. Love our city. And love getting dressed.’

‘This motif is found throughout the collection in forms of ankle-length intarsia knits, precious embroideries and custom molded buttons.’

Looking ahead, party-dress fabrics like taffeta were given a modern edge in the form of a shirtgown or rainbow skirt, while ‘technicolor sequins and exuberant bursts of tulle in pink and red celebrate brighter days ahead of togetherness and joy.’

Party dress fabrics like taffeta are given a modern edge in the form of shirtgown or rainbow skirt.

Party dress fabrics like taffeta are given a modern edge in the form of shirtgown or rainbow skirt.

In partnership with NY Forever, Carolina Herrera has taken its pledge and donated funds to New York and organization dedicated to supporting its volunteer network, feeding food-insecure New Yorkers and forging meaningful connections with isolated populations.

In partnership with NY Forever, Carolina Herrera has taken its pledge and donated funds to New York and organization dedicated to supporting its volunteer network, feeding food-insecure New Yorkers and forging meaningful connections with isolated populations.

Money goes toward feeding food-insecure New Yorkers and forging meaningful connections with isolated populations.

Money goes toward feeding food-insecure New Yorkers and forging meaningful connections with isolated populations.

Models Alek Wek, Lulu Tenney, Ash Foo, Philyne, Effie Steinberg and Theresa Hayes were captured at the iconic Empire State Building Observatory and the One Vanderbilt on Madison Avenue.

In partnership with NY Forever, Carolina Herrera has taken its pledge and donated funds to New York and organization dedicated to supporting its volunteer network.

Money goes toward feeding food-insecure New Yorkers and forging meaningful connections with isolated populations.

Stacey Bendet's fall 2021 collection for Alice + Olivia is an ode to New York City and its enduring, iconic style.

Stacey Bendet’s fall 2021 collection for Alice + Olivia is an ode to New York City and its enduring, iconic style.

Appropriately, her latest creations were revealed at an Upper East Side townhouse, where uptown revels with downtown, and excitement meets sophistication.

Appropriately, her latest creations were revealed at an Upper East Side townhouse, where uptown revels with downtown, and excitement meets sophistication.

Stacey Bendet’s fall 2021 collection for Alice + Olivia is an ode to New York City and its enduring, iconic style.

Appropriately, her latest creations were revealed at an Upper East Side townhouse, where uptown revels with downtown, and excitement meets sophistication.

Styled in collaboration with Gossip Girl’s Eric Daman, this collection is the debut of everything we love and missed wearing in the city. Think: fun party dresses, faux fur jackets and floor length gowns.

Playing off the uptown meets downtown aesthetic, classic plaids, tweeds, and houndstooth are fearlessly paired with denim and vegan leather and accessorized with pearls and lace.

Empire waistlines, tweed corsets, sheer puff sleeves and shiny black-and-gold brocade are also present.

Styled in collaboration with Gossip Girl’s Eric Daman, this collection is the debut of everything we love and missed wearing in the city. Think: fun party dresses, faux fur jackets and floor length gowns

Styled in collaboration with Gossip Girl’s Eric Daman, this collection is the debut of everything we love and missed wearing in the city. Think: fun party dresses, faux fur jackets and floor length gowns

Playing off the uptown meets downtown aesthetic, classic plaids, tweeds, and houndstooth are fearlessly paired with denim and vegan leather and accessorized with pearls and lace.

Playing off the uptown meets downtown aesthetic, classic plaids, tweeds, and houndstooth are fearlessly paired with denim and vegan leather and accessorized with pearls and lace.

The classic color palette of black and white was offset and modernized with pops of red and citron.

The modern day Gossip Girl lives for glamorous New York moments. She dresses for the occasion because she never knows where nights in the magical city will take her.

Daman’s impeccably styled looks were made complete with sumptuous updos and bold romantic makeup.

The hair was glamorously piled high and bedazzled with crystals and pearls.

Dramatic ‘Gossip Girl’ inspired makeup was created by artist Jessi Butterfield using Deck of Scarlet products.

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