After a break of a year and a half, the fashion weeks returned to their usual offline mode. The collections themselves were also extremely expressive and emotional, making you hold your breath like while playing online slots Canada. Mini skirts, pieces from the noughties, a lot of sensuality and color – in the wake of past shows, we tell you about the trends in micro and macro.
Accent on Breasts
The anatomical trend was last year, but judging by the new collections, it continues to gain momentum. On Prada sweaters the breasts are emphasized by decorative bones, at Givenchy the cleavage line is lowered and cups are visible. Simone Rocha took nursing bras as a reference point: her voluminous dresses unhook the breasts revealing pearl embroidery on the tulle.
Bright Mini Skirts
Here it would be appropriate to remember the hemline index, invented back in the 1920s: the shorter the skirts, the better things are in the economy. As a proof of the theory, the fashion of the sixties with mini-dresses, which were replaced by maxi dresses after the oil crisis in 1973, is usually cited. For spring-summer 2022 season designers are optimistic. Skirts of the new collections catch the eyes not only due to their length, but also due to cheerful colors. Dior’s skirts are bright color blocking from the 1960s, Prada has a pleasant pink, Loewe has a shade of the sea wave in sequins.
The Good Old Leather Jackets
Prada and Acne Studios have leather jackets made of faux leather that look vintage. The Tod’s collection has a leather jacket with shoulder guards like those found on motorcycles, with creases and a voluminous silhouette, as if it had been borrowed from an older brother. Similar brutal options in thick leather with scuffs you can really try to look in the family closet or in second hand shops.
Another illustration of the anatomical trend is the tight jumpsuit, aka the catsuit, which will be even more sensual next season. Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney and Missoni accentuated the waist and chest with cutouts and slits, while Rodarte and David Koma cut one leg, echoing the famous David Bowie look.
From love to hate is one step – you couldn’t be more precise about platforms. Especially the Saint Laurent Tribute stiletto platform sandals: they first appeared in 2004 when Stefano Pilati headed the brand, quickly became a fetish and by the early 2010s acquired negative connotations.
In the noughties, fashionable jeans and pants were not zipped, but laced. At that time, lacing also accompanied dresses designed by Tom Ford for Gucci and our teenage mini-tops – in short, everything and everywhere was laced. Today, blouses and pants are laced by Dolce & Gabbana and Blumarine, who have dedicated their collections to the fashion of the noughties. More elegant variants of lacing are offered by Prada and Chloé – on cardigans and leather tops.
Low Waist and Peeping Out Lingerie
The underwear peeking out from under pants and low-waisted jeans is another fashion symbol of the noughties. Dolce & Gabbana cites their own archives from the 2000s, while Miu Miu subtly interprets the trend with a barely-there strip of fabric in the tone of the belt skirts.
Over combinations and coats, as well as with trench coats to match – so suggests wearing an apron like a car mechanic, the former Celine designer Veronica Leoni, who presented the first collection of her own brand Quira at Milan Fashion Week. At Hermès and JW Anderson, leather aprons, like those worn by butchers, were transformed into graceful straight minidresses.
A Tricky Trend
The increased attention to the body in the new collections is illustrated by the revealing clothes-decoys. The Sportmax corset does not feel on the body, because it is made of weightless organza. Givenchy shirts, No. 21 suits and JW Anderson dresses are completely transparent – they are more about “to undress” than “to put on”. A Burberry coat turns into a sexy apron, exposing everything below the waist.
Gold + Silver
Are you hesitating to wear silver and gold jewelry together? It’s time to be brave: for the spring-summer 2022 season, fashion houses are mixing metals in a single look. A bright, shining example is the images from Tom Ford’s new collection. He paired metallic silver trench coats with gold pants and platinum tops with skirts as if poured from liquid yellow metal.
Tops and Bandeau Dresses With Gatherings
When futuristic bandeau dresses with bands of fabric gathered on the chest and stomach appeared on several catwalks of New York Fashion Week, no one thought that the trend would be confirmed by designers from Italy, Britain and France. At the end of Fashion Month spring-summer 2022 we can confidently say that the more horizontal stripes on a dress or top linked together – the better.
Not elaborate draped dresses, but slightly draped on the shoulders and waist cloth, as if from old frescoes. By the way, the reference point for Jonathan Anderson in the Loewe collection was the work of Jacopo Pontormo, one of the founders of Mannerism.
In the spring-summer 2022 season, Marin Serres works with home textiles: terry towels turned into jackets and pointed toe boots, linen shirts became shirts, embroidered tablecloths became capes. Jil Sander, Max Mara and JW Anderson have pieces inspired by these textiles: even if these brands do not work with upcycled fabrics, their jackets and dresses in colored stripes also evoke the bright memories of crisp kitchen towels and woven rugs.