I’m too poor to go to New York Fashion Week. And so are you! So what better way to live vicariously through your phone screen than to read an article written by an inept student writer (it’s me! I’m the incompetent student writer).
So sit back, relax and let’s pretend we are at the peak of high society and fashion for 10 minutes today as we review New York Fashion Week 2022!
NYFW 2022 produced no shortage of show-stopping looks and hit pieces as over 70 designer collections dropped on the runway; from newcomers and staple designers alike. This season, we see an upswing for bold, bombastic fashion down the runway a sign for new trends to come.
Common trends in the collections were busy textures and patterns, bold colors and big, billowing fabric: All while in layers and layers on top of each other. Fashion is taking a turn as we stray from the minimalist, capsule-classic looks of the late 2010s and turn into our maximalist dreams.
Trends: Patterns and Texture
Bold patterns and textures have made their mark on the NYFW runway. Whether as stand-alone pieces or layered with other patterns, our eyes can’t stray from their magnificence. Likewise, new unique fabrics across the runway grace us from feathers, to mesh, to denim… denim…denim… This runway is seeing fabrics and textured play in ways only dreamt of.
Layer basic patterns over more eye-catching or busy designs for an instant avant-garde look if you want to play with prints this season!
If you want to look like a rainbow and feel like it too, I bring you a heaping tablespoon of bright, beautiful saturation! Bright colors rocked the runway as we saw new color combos. Neons, gem tones, and neutrals all had their time in the limelight, either as simple pops of color or whole sets decked from head to toe in saturation.
Wanna try new colors this year, but you’re worried about looking like a highlighter? Don’t be! If you want to start simple, buy accessories in complementary colors to add bright pops to your wardrobe. Accessories are often cheaper and easier to swap out than whole outfits. If you want to be a little more ambitious, try monochromatic or complimentary colored outfits that invoke the energy you want to portray. Edgy, sweet, neutral? Add some color to your mix.
Trends: BIG FABRIC
Fabric is big this season and in more ways than one! Fabric piles were high on the runway with large pleats, long maxi skirts, and layers upon layers of sweaters and jackets. These oversized items create new silhouettes that complement both the wearer’s body and clothing.
Don’t be shy to layer if you want to add more fabric to your looks! Start with basic, oversized pieces, such as pants or shirts, then add items that accent the colors and patterns of your core outfit. Sweaters, maxi skirts, and large accessories all fit the bill. Or, play with the weight balance of your outfits. Mix form-fitting outfits with oversized accessories and overwear to create something unique to your tastes.
Fashion is quickly headed in a new direction. Thanks to social media and shows such as Euphoria, the general public is knee-deep in editorial looks. As a result, the world of fashion is changing to be more experimental and avant-garde, playing with silhouettes and shapes that never stepped foot on the runway. Instead, the fashion currency is staple pieces: big, bright, ready to stand out from the crowd. And while many have their doubts about the future of couture, I, for one, am excited to see what the world of designer fashion has in store for us next.
Featured Image by Morgan Scruggs