Fall/winter 2022 saw the return of edginess, with a hint of nostalgia. A sharp deviation from last season’s festive neons, colourblocking and cozy knits, a stylish moodiness was the undercurrent at New York Fashion Week.
As for the standout fashion trends we’ve seen so far? The first thing that caught our eye was the utilisation of leather in a myriad of ways. Think: belted minidresses, pleated skirts, tops and boots from the likes of Khaite, Dion Lee and Coach, paired with headscarves and shoulder bags. The abundance of workwear separates in the form of roomy blazers and trousers at Phillip Lim and Peter Do proved that androgynous and functional styles with impeccable tailoring aren’t going anywhere soon. Tulle, lace and other sheer fabrics also made consistent appearances.
Looking for inspiration to help you stay ahead of the style curve? Below, Vogue Singapore’s curation of New York Fashion Week’s most salient trends to take note of for the coming months.
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While shimmery lamé stole the spotlight last season at Tom Ford and Versace, leather was a go-to for designers this season. Models walked the runways in sleek, The Matrix-esque numbers, ranging from Khaite and Coach’s leather trench coats to Gabriella Hearst’s overlay number.
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One thing the streetstyle set has nailed as of late? Loud patterns to chase away the blues. Enter New York based label Duncan with their youthful take on maximalism, starring a polka dotted midi dress and red boots. Carolina Herrera and Tory Burch also put a demure spin on the trend with muted shades and layering.
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This season, LaQuan Smith and Peter Do proved that traditional workwear can indeed be chic with just the right amount of tailoring. Taking style cues from classic menswear, designers opted for artfully oversized blazers and trousers, favouring a monochromatic colour scheme over highly contrasting separates. Meanwhile, shape was preserved with bare midriffs à la Michael Kors and corsets at Christian Siriano.
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The headwear craze swept the New York Fashion Week runways, from Proenza Schouler and Altuzarra’s balaclavas to Markarian’s scene-stealing crystal and peacock feather-embellished headpieces. At Kim Shui’s fall 2022 presentation of pastel tweed and sheer sets, flipped hair ends were accented with Barbie pink headbands for a retro, ‘60s look.
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New York Fashion Week’s most risqué trend shaped up to be this season’s ultimate versatilist. Bibhu Mohapatra melded glamour and sensuality with crystal-embroidered tulle dresses, while Australian designer Dion Lee debuted avant-garde looks constructed from blue lace.
In contrast, PatBO and Eckhaus Latta created chic streetwear pieces for the contemporary wearer, in the form of translucent cropped tops and asymmetrical skirts.
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