The Top 10 Trends of Fashion Month
Showing skin is definitely in.
Fashion month has finally come to an end and left the minds of the sartorially inclined abuzz with new ideas. The likes of which range both in scale and scope. Perhaps you simply can’t shake the image of a Miu Miu micro mini (and the expanse of thighs below). Maybe the slightly punk energy at Marine Serre left you haunted, or the saturated wash of hot pink at Valentino stirred something within. With so many collections, it’s hard to make sense of it all let alone remember something you saw way back in New York. So, we’ve rounded up all the can’t-miss trends of the fall ’22 season you can start experimenting with right away.
This particular trend almost serves the purpose of two outfits in one. You have the sheer outer layer and whatever lies beneath. And this season, designers suggest a pretty set of underwear as your base.
Thanks to the work of Miuccia Prada at Miu Miu last season, the micro mini’s fire continues to blaze. Emphasis on the term micro, these skirts leave little (if anything) to the imagination, often slung low on the hips with extremely high hemlines.
Whether in the form of distressed tartan, loose black mesh, or torn silk, a rebellious energy clung to the clothing at Rokh, Marni, Marine Serre, and more. No surprise given the current state of the world, it seems there’s some anger in the skilled hands of designers this season.
The Simple White Tank
One of the easiest trends to emulate, white tank tops appeared on runways from Chloé to Bottega Veneta to Bevza. Designers often kept the styling simple, opting for oversized trousers to counteract the slinky nature of the classic staple. Feel free to wait until these hit stores this fall or simply grab a three-pack at Target tomorrow.
Another body-baring staple, catsuits popped up everywhere from New York to Milan. An iconic silhouette, the differences lay in the styling. Go bold and wear the suit on its own like at LaQuan Smith or take a note out of Michael Kors’ sophisticated book and use it as a layering staple adorned with a coat, a belt, and boots.
When the frigid temperatures descend, all the world really sees of you is your outerwear, so why not make it grand? Anthony Vaccarello showed us an aspirational yet sophisticated version with his models shrouded in fabulous furriness. While at Acne Studios, the supersized puffer offered a more practical option.
Emphasis on the Hips
Not only were this season’s waistlines dangerously low (you can thank the early aughts influence for that one), but designers slung belts in a similar placement on models’ hips to create that same effect. That also provides the wearer with another, more practical way to indulge in the trend without baring their lower stomach.
XL OTK Boots
If you’re a fan of short hemlines in the winter, designers have offered you the perfect solution in the form of statement-making over-the-knee boots. From CHANEL’s supersized wellies to tights-like leather versions at Givenchy, we are sure these boots will become the shoe of the season next fall.
An homage to our childhoods, designers reinterpreted elements of the school uniform, from pleated skirts to blazers to oxford shirts. Another easily emulated idea, this one errs more toward styling than product—we all have most of these items in our wardrobe already. Just don’t forget to add the tie!
All-Over Color Wash
This season, many designers chose to coat their models in all-over washes of a single saturated hue. Chief among them were purple, cherry red, and hot, hot pink. At Valentino in particular, Pierpaolo Piccioli selected the latter as the overall theme for the show, continuous throughout the clothing and the sets.