Fashion is all about subjectivity and change. We see different fashion trends annually; some are adorable, some are weird and ridiculous. And it changes constantly, depending on consumer preferences and perspectives.

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This week we take a look at some of the most out-there fashion trends of 2022. Read on to discover the best (and worst) of 2022’s latest trends.

Don’t You Raise Your Shoulders At Us

Credit: Viktor and Rolf

The Dutch fashion duo designer Viktor and Rolf show their interest in the shoulders at Paris Couture Week. The black and white suit matches with platform high heels, and this time the shoulders look higher. This collection went viral on social media and inspired countless memes.

Bras For Tops

Coach, Givenchy and Fendi | Credit: Vogue

This one may not be the strangest but remains provocative and surprising. The trend has existed for decades and is still common on the street. If you try the trend, keep an eye on your colour and texture matching with other items. This is a look for people that are not afraid to expose their bodies.

Cut It Out Already

Burberry, Christian Siriano and Balmain | Credit: Vogue

Cutouts are a good design to highlight the body’s line. However, sometimes they are too much – and can make body proportions look unusual. Placing the cutouts in certain positions can make the outfit look awkward and uncomfortable to wear. But how do you nail the trend?

Try something like the Michael Costello x REVOLVE Edith Midi Dress – $238 at REVOLVE. This one tackles a number of trends at once. First of all, choose a trending colour (chocolate brown is big right now). Next, choose the most current cut-out trend (cutouts that are tied together are the latest iteration).

Mega Fringe

Mega fringe at Proenza Schouler, Vaquera and Jonathan Simkha | Credit: Vogue

Having some fringe on the designs can help styling fluidity and shape the body. The downside of having too much fringe? The longer the fringe, the more likely you will fall.

Everybody, Please Stand At A Distance

Credit: Jack Irving

Jack Irving has been the designer for celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton and The Spice Girls. The design does look dangerous and threatening. The tentacles with bright colours look like creatures from another planet. This collection is shown in London Fashion Week 2022, demonstrating a mix of theatricality and technology.

Preposterous Proportions

Noir Kei Ninomiya, Richard Quinn and Louis Vuitton | Credit: Vogue

The designs of the crinoline dress bring us to the mid-19th century, but how can these designs work in modern society? Well, hunched shoulders and curtain rod hips keep people away – perfect for social distancing.


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Platform heels are always popular. But in 2022, the size of the platform has developed to new heights! Start reinforcing your ankles, because the late-’90s mega-platforms are back in full swing. First spotted on Versace’s S/S21 runway, then again on Dua Lipa in 2022.  These Barbie-like heels are not for the faint of heart, so confidently go for a bright colour, like Medusa Aevitas’ Ankle Strap Platform Pumps (above).

The Wow Factor

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The new menswear designer Harikrishnan presents the inflatable latex trousers at the London College of Fashion. The idea comes to him when he is walking his dog, and he starts to imagine the world from his pug’s perspective.

Hello From The Future

Credit: Dirk Vaessen

Dirk Vaessen’s collection wowed us at London Fashion Week. Dirk has shown his interest in shoe-making since a young age. He believes shoes are tools to change your posture. Not just shoes, but overall, the futuristic aesthetic is a fashion mainstay.

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