New York Fashion Week felt like the peak of lockdown chaos. Monday turned Tuesday and no one knew what day it was. Fall 2022 collections will be released in the fall, but many will feature looks that easily slip into sunny spring and summer products.
We have sexy dresses, party sequins and disco dancing essentials. Sure, shearling and suede are a nod to chilly-weather elegance, but it’s also playful embellishments — bows, crystals, sequins — and vibrant. It was a sweet takeaway from New York this season, with vibrant colors.
Stay tuned for a closer look at the biggest trends emerging from NYFW and what’s coming out of other fashion capitals in the coming weeks.
all that waist
Designers add structure to fall staples like voluminous skirts and chunky blazers with dramatic waist-cinching belts.
brown is the new beige
From cozy oat milk colored outfits to almond oil colored separates, light neutrals were the go-to for winter dressing. The designer has the Fall 2022 collection richly coated in shades of chocolate brown and cocoa.
Bustier and corset, oh my
2021 didn’t leave any big-boned underwear. As in “Bridgerton,” corsets and bustiers were renewed for his second season. Dion Lee puts a wintery spin on an intimate top with fur accents.
dress down ball gowns
A Cinderella-inspired ball gown is perfect with Brandon Maxwell’s chunky cable-knit sweater and Kite’s basic puffer.
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Elle Woods Pink
Look to the lights of the fictional world of law for hot pink, the most mood-boosting hue of fall. Oh, I was so upset,” they agreed.
Carrying over from pre-fall 2022, tweed continues to make headlines. Kim Shui uses twill minis with fur accents, and Prabal Gurung uses wool fabrics for midriff-baring dresses.
Belly dancers know it, Jennifer Lopez knows it, and I know myself as a middle school dance obsessed person: it’s a chain (or rope) belt. Sometimes sparkly, sometimes studded, extra-long waist accessories don’t always serve their purpose, but they’re fun as hell.
Go Big with Sparkle
The easiest way to keep sweat away is to wear it under party sequins. At Altuzarra, giant sequins adorn mermaid-like gowns, while at Jonathan Simkhai he creates a dramatic floor-length fringe for two.
Get the new cutouts you crave every season. In the fall of 2022, the skin area covering the ribcage will be of exposed spot. Et Ochs appears for the occasion in her blazer with clever cutouts, and Elena Velez in her style dress with a bustier.
slinky off shoulder dress
The New York designer offers a sartorial remedy when whimsical fall weather arrives: a slinky off-the-shoulder ruched dress in earth tones. There is a version of
space dyed knit
It was only a matter of time before the brand discovered the knit equivalent of tie-dye. They keep playing with the Fall 2022 concept by using it for long sweater dresses.
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