We are in the midst of Fashion Week, once again. This week, New York unveiled an array of highly anticipated trends for the upcoming season. Here are the NYFW highlights, with a sneak peek at the other International spots on the schedule.
Since this time last year, the fashion industry has been transitioning to a partially digital format, making it more accessible. Nothing beats a physical fashion week, though. New York Fashion Week wrapped up on February 16th, serving up a highly skilled series of collections. Displaying presentations from top global designers, here are some of the high points from throughout the week.
Off the Runway
While designers remained focused on the runway, showgoers were giving them a run for their money for the best looks. Photographer Phil Oh was in Manhattan capturing the best street style of the season.
In New York, temperatures hit a chilling 8 degrees. The majority of the week’s guest list is snapped wearing oversized trench coats, plaid woolly pants, and chunky boots. Some, however, were able to brave the weather and truly emulate the phrase “beauty is pain”.
Here are some of our favourite street looks from this week:
Proenza Schouler, Fall 2022 RTW
The prevailing tonal trends of Proenza Shouler FW22 are comfort and ease. As we enter another Fall fashion season in lockdown, we are reminded of restrictions that remain in effect.
This season, designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough achieve the same waistline as previous corseted silhouettes. This is done through fine tailoring and accessorising via thoughtfully used body shapers.
The firm silhouettes and bias-cut sculpted knitwear make for a form-fitting, covid-considerate collection. There are also a few nice surprises. These include brand new hues and the appearance of animal print – a first for the designers.
Sergio Hudson’s Pastels
One of the biggest highlights of the week was the Sergio Hudson show. To begin, models wore leather and animal print, but by the end of the show, we saw monochrome pastel power suits. The collection represents the brand’s love for statement pieces; which ensure that the Hudson woman will stand out from the rest.
‘Coach Fall 2022’ Show
Valentine’s Day saw Stuart Verver’s welcome his guests with a single rose on their chairs as they listened to Sonic Youth, watching the show unfold. Per Grazia, Verver later revealed that this corresponded with the theme of his show stating:
“Seen through the lens of romance, every day can be romantic,”
In the show, Coach channels American heritage, from plaid vintage 60’s style dresses to oversized tees. The collection emulates all eras and styles of fashion, including grunge, beach, and cooperate.
Throughout the show, models can be seen completing ordinary tasks like walking the dog or unpacking groceries. However, it is the contrast between the colourful collection and the hazy backdrop which represents Verver’s vision: that every single day can be romantic.
London Fashion Week Is Calling
As quickly as NYFW ended, London Fashion Week is beginning. London Fashion Week is always a frontrunner in emerging trends. The week is set to start on February 18th. It features events that include both in-person and online events from over one hundred and thirty one designers. The hybrid week means those who are not able to attend the event due to COVID restrictions can also experience front-row seats at their favourite shows.
We can expect to see collections from the likes of Dear Frances, Noon by Noor, Simone Rocha, David Koma, and countless more.
However, the long list of designers cannot hide the absence of many notable names like Burberry and Victoria Beckham, who have a history of dominating the week.
Last Stop: Milan
Following London, Milan Fashion Week commences on the 22nd of February.
In Milan, we can expect to see notorious fashion houses show off their new collections, including Versace, Prada, Fendi, and Giorgio Armani. These brands historically dominate the runway, providing consistently iconic looks and of course, the models who wear them.
Emerging Talents Presentation
Similar to London, Milan is streaming their shows and are even hosting an Emerging Talents Milan Fashion Presentation. As one of the world’s Big Four fashion capitals, Milan attracts and gathers thousands of fashion professionals, eager to discover new brands and designers.
Emerging Talents is an international and creative platform dedicated to brilliant designers in Milan. They have discovered and supported approximately one hundred brands from fourty countries since 2016.
It is not just a show and presentation. It’s also a platform where industry professionals (journalists, stylists, buyers and bloggers) can meet. In-person talks with the designers and their team advise on the best ways to grow their businesses. The team also provides full-scope business development consultation, organises seminars and master-classes, target-oriented world-class events. For more information, visit here.
Milan Fashion Week Fall 2022 is available for live streaming Via Fashion Week Online. The viewing schedule is available for live streaming here.
Next up is Paris, beginning on the 28th of February. Paris Fashion Week showcases iconic brands this year. These include Balmain, Acne Studios, Saint Laurent, and Chanel. Forty-five houses are showcasing physical collections.
All Paris shows are live streaming for the viewing of the public and those guests who can’t attend. To see the schedule or stream live, visit Fashion Week Online here.
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