New York Fashion Week got a bit of its groove back this season.
Despite a little inclement weather sometimes, Spring 2022 in the Big Apple felt buzzy!
This Fashion week made of indoor and outdoor shows, parties, panels, and those long street style walks made me enjoy this event again.
This fashion week was a real performance!
There were incredible stories and dramatic dreams told on the runways and it all tasted like "the great escape" from an unpleasant reality, and we have been entertained and we felt relief in a way...
Let's have a look to the new trends together!
The underwear-as-outerwear trend has been around for a few seasons now, but swimwear-as-outerwear is relatively new, emerging as the quiet top hero this season.
The bra is becoming a styling staple all on its own. At Michael Kors, it made up the top half of a matching set, while at Maryam Nassir Zadeh, underthings were brought to the forefront of a left-undone outfit.
The message is clear: Don't wait for summer heat to get your bikini game right!
Checkerboard prints were the standout print of summer and, to the dismay of florals and stripes, they will continue to rule our wardrobes into next spring. Designers updated the board game pattern with sequins and crystals.
There's something inherently lovely and feminine about gingham. But those checks don't take a one-size-fits-all approach. There are ladylike dresses, of course, but the beloved print can also be found on sporty pieces and even a baseball cap.
It seems that all those sweatpants in lockdown lead us right here: bubblegum-pink confections. Ladies are hiding no more—bring on the froth in voluminous dresses, frilly tops, and sweet trenches.
The fervor around sexy sweater sis showing no signs of slowing down: Skin-tight knitwear that can be worn at a club or on chilly morning en route to pilates was spotted all over the Spring 2022 runways in New York, often taking the form of a clingy midi dress.
CROCHET ALL DAY
Designers took the idea of craft and made it their own—on shorts, over suits, and on gowns.
While there were plenty of shimmery sequins to be seen on the runway, there’s a new way to do metallics come spring. Slick silk and leather, as seen at Tom Ford, Khaite, and Peter Do, is an elevated way to stand out. Just make sure you have sunglasses handy or you just might blind yourself, too.
There's fringe, and then there's Fringe with a capital "F" — and the latter was served on the Spring 2022 runways. This wasn't the delicate string cheese trimmings that we're used to; instead, labels like Proenza Schouler and Vaquera treated us to garments with mop-like masses of shredded fabric.
Once again, fringe was a noteworthy theme (or more accurately, thread) across the designers’ spring/summer collections!
BALOON BUBBLE HEMS
Designers whipped up several dresses and skirts with puffy, space-occupying bottoms that will be sure to draw plenty of compliments from other party guests come March.
SHORT & SEE-THROUGH
Going-out apparel is in its prime: The m.o. for next spring is the shorter and more see-through, the better. Christian Cowan and Laquan Smith proudly led that parade, but they were far from the only ones to push forth this sartorial agenda.
The naked dress is back. This time designers are leaning in to all-black versions in sheer lace, paired with high-waisted underwear or more demure bikini briefs. It's eveningwear that doesn't leave a lot to the imagination but is also impossibly sexy.
There is no doubt that spring ’22’s palette is full of bright, pop-like hues in primary and secondary colors, including a citrusy orange, seen at Oscar de la Renta, Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler and more.
LADIES & GENTLEMEN: THE TRENCH!
Designers re-envisioned the classic trench coat, making it less of a boring transitional staple and more of a statement topper for spring. At 3.1 Phillip Lim and Carolina Herrera, the waterproof jacket got updated with ruffles and power shoulders.
Trippy patterns have designers in a trance for Spring 2022. Brandon Maxwell, Collina Strada and Kim Shui all showed garments that featured whirling, escapist graphics.
Sheer black gowns not quite your desired after-dark fare? A worthwhile contender for after-dark is the cutout white dress. Give your abs their moment under the moon in high-gloss white.
Matching sets have become the winning formula for passing the dressing test at a casual soirée. Brands stuck to this easy closet recipe for next spring, pairing cropped tops with everything from Bermuda shorts to floor-length skirts in the same color or pattern.