Fashion Month Trends from the Fall/Winter Collections
Women's Designer Fashion & Editorial Director, Rickie De Sole rounded up the Fall/Winter 2022 standout collections from New York, Milan and Paris Fashion Week along with top trends we can expect to see this year.
New York Fashion Week
This season some of our favorite collections were from Khaite, Eckhaus Latta, Altuzarra, LaQuan Smith and Gabriela Hearst. Khaite gave us the ultimate New York wardrobe built on strong outerwear and modern eveningwear. Eckhaus Latta’s 10-year anniversary show did not disappoint, with the brand showcasing a crafty and cool collection of chunky knits and elevated yet wearable sequin pieces. We loved the nautical inspired outerwear and tie-dye knits at Altuzarra as styled by Gabriella Karefa-Johnson. With women getting dressed up again, Joseph Altuzarra’s printed romantic dresses hit the perfect note. LaQuan Smith held a fantastic show at the historic Down Town Association. The energy in the room was unmatched and even more so at the upstairs after party which we co-hosted. His latest showing reenforced that the LaQuan woman loves to go out with another outstanding collection full of the sexy, body con silhouettes he’s come to be known for.
The return of the waist and A-line silhouettes is a key trend we saw throughout New York Fashion Week. We saw this trend come alive at shows like Proenza Schouler, Khaite and Brandon Maxwell. Another strong trend we saw throughout the week was fabulous, oversized bags fit to house all your essentials and more. This season, with festive gatherings in full swing, we saw a number of sophisticated strapless pieces and perfect little black dresses coming down the runway from brands including Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schouler and Khaite. Punchy pops of color were another strong trend this season, from the red and yellow hues at Carolina Herrera to Gabriela Hearst's incorporation of warm tones amid her classic neutral palette.
Milan Fashion Week
Versace, Gucci, MaxMara and Brunello Cucinelli—we loved brands embracing iconic silhouettes from the past and reinterpreting them for today's woman. Matthieu Blazy‘s debut at Bottega Veneta was a highlight of the week, redefining the modern wardrobe from the simple white tank to the show stopping sequin slip dresses and woven leather accessories. Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons for Prada was another fantastic collection. We loved the voluminous coats paired with dainty lady-like skirts, wedge heeled pumps, and the stellar casting.
Other notable collections included, Gucci’s Adidas collaboration reveal and strong tailoring; Versace embracing going all out Versace with sexy corset dresses and power suiting; an expanded evening offering from Brunello Cucinelli and an update to Maxmara’s iconic coats in a their show styled by Tonne Goodman.
Proportions played a big role in Milan as designers played with volume and exaggerated shapes. We are also continuing to see the return of party dressing both in ready-to-wear and accessories. Other key trends we saw include power tailoring, bold pops of color, textured clothes meant to be touched and oversized bags for the woman on the go.
Paris Fashion Week
Balenciaga put forth a powerful show with clothes made to withstand the elements. We saw a brilliant clash of prints and fabrics from Dries Van Noten in an intimate presentation designed to experience the collection up close. We also loved Saint Laurent’s effortless outerwear and what is sure to be the must-have stack of bracelets. Other notable collections included Valentino and Pierpaolo’s commitment to the color pink, Rick Owens and his collection of standout cropped puffer jackets and long line skirts and Courreges’ minimal sexy signatures.
Androgynous tailoring; couture knits; sportswear for evening; voluminous outerwear; investment pieces; the 90s redux continues.