In the year Fall 2022 marks the official return of High Fashion Days.
Long-gone pants and a sofa are ideal ensembles. In their place, chic suits, head-turning coats, monochromatic black suits and broad shoulder prints not seen since the 80s TV show “Dynasty.” – Here it is.
All that talk of men wearing skirts after the casual predominance of the pandemic quickly evaporated after the latest collections saw a strong sense of modesty in double-breasted and single-breasted boxy styles.
Kim Jones was one of the best examples of Dior’s return to elegance, with lots of double-breasted, tailored dresses and overcoats with mini berets designed by in-house milliner Stephen Jones. The result was very French and timeless. Hermès, Ermenegildo Zegna and Fendi also presented new heritage classics, making clothing young and desirable again.
Do fashionable women wear black? Finishing the ground….but historically fashion’s favorite color was everywhere in the fall collections. When presented in monochromatic form, the effect was subdued and sometimes mysterious. Jil Sander’s minimalist heritage worked flawlessly in a monochromatic black, evening-inspired look, with boxers embellished with satin lapels, showing clean, tailored silhouettes. The king of dark goth, Rick Owens, presented the most fun and mysterious all black trend, black puffer coats with hoods zipped over his models’ faces, leaving only eye slits and some breathing holes. Alix and Craig Green also moved to the Dark Side for Fall 2022.
The exaggerated broad shoulder silhouette was a hit from the Fall 2022 collections. A bright red leather belted coat with mega power shoulders by Prada is perhaps one of the most memorable examples – giving off superhero Alexis Carrington vibes. Rick Owens, Louis Vuitton and GmbH were at the forefront of this advocacy movement.
Head-turning coats were trending in outerwear. The statement-making pieces ranged from strappy styles and rich shearling crop styles, to animal print long coats and faux fur coats. EgonLab, Jil Sander and Hed Mayner offer some very directional examples – perhaps for those who want to be noticed.
Long gone are skinny jeans – the baggy jeans of the early aughts have officially taken over. Classic skater jeans come in a variety of shades and styles. Bianca Sounders indigo styles are presented as Canadian tuxedos, with matching tops. Lowe’s light-washed jeans paired with trompe-l’oeil t-shirts offered some of the trend’s most playful elements, while Willy Chavarria’s classic oversized denim cut reaffirmed the designer’s versatility. Before the package.
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