Fashion Week 2022 Trend Report: Cut-Outs Dominate AW Collections

The Cut-Out Trend of 2021 is holding the attention of fashion this year. Kim Kardashian’s cut-out sheer cross-dress kicks off the trend and the Vatican in the Summer of 2021. It quickly becomes a must-have for its ability to be worn to any occasion… Clearly, any occasion. It has since been kept on the scene by designers including Nensi Dojaka. The style also features in numerous character costume wardrobes in the binge-worthy Generation Z television series, “Europhoria”. 

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Fashion this season seems to be without boundaries in the the amount of cut-outs we are seeing. The Fall/Winter 2022 solidifies the trend, with brands from Off-White™, AMBUSH, MSGM, Peter Do and Christopher Kane utilising the technique. 


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The latest collection from the ‘Off-White’ brand is utilizing this cut-out trend through a rich spectrum of designs. The cut-out design is seen in a variety of styles. The brand’s most recent show paid a heartfelt tribute to the recently past revolutionary designer Virgil Abloh. They modeled cut-out pieces from knitwear items with numerous holes of different sizes to reveal under-garments. 


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The elite brand AMBUSH featured a unique use of the in-trend design. The designer Yoon, according to hypebae, designed a heart-shaped cut-out on animal printed trousers; whilst intentionally still revealing the waist silhouette outline, to flatter the female curve.


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The MGSM brand debut a more light-hearted, bright aesthetic. Which involved star-shaped cut-outs on simpler clothing items, such as hoodies and shirts. 


Peter Do and Christopher Kane

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Designer Peter Do created a more unique design and approach through pairing wide-legged jeans/ boot-leg jeans with the cut-out design. Paired with classical collared, loosely-fitted jumpers. He offers a more casually-smart aesthetic, whilst incorporating the in-trend design. 

Additionally, the Socttish fashion designer Christopher Kane went for a much more rock-inspired design. With cut-outs in scandalous places. To capture a 90s nostalgic, grunge-aesthetic. 

The trend clearly is making it’s way back into the ‘must-haves’ category this Fashion/Winter Fall Season in 2022. This trend adds a splash of spice to the conventional covered clothing designs. With strategically allocated cut-out locations that flatter the female body.

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