Top 11 Trends For Spring 2022 According to New York Fashion Week06.12.2021
New York Fashion Week has regained some of its rhythm this season. Designers took an 18-month hiatus and let themselves be swept up by the excitement of creating clothes for a new season. Despite rain and other small-scale events, Spring 2022 felt buzzy in New York. Fashion week was meant to be a performance. It was also a way of escape.
There were compelling stories and dramatic fantasies on the runways that made us want to get dressed up again. That, and lots of Kelly green. For a closer look at NYFW’s most popular trends, read on. Stay tuned for the latest news from other fashion capitals over the next few weeks.
- BEDAZZLED CHECKS
Checkerboard prints will be the hottest print of summer. Despite the demise of stripes and florals, they will still rule our wardrobes through next spring. Designers have updated the board game design with crystals and sequins.
- TOPS BRAS AND BIKINIS
The underwear-as-outerwear trend has been around for a few seasons now, but swimwear-as-outerwear is relatively new — whether shown layered under button-down shirts or alone with a mini skirt, the triangle bikini emerged as the quiet top hero this season.
- BUBBLE HEMS
Designers have bubble hems for those occasions when they want to combine simplicity with drama. They created several skirts and dresses with space-occupying bottoms, hoping to attract lots of compliments from party guests.
- CLINGY KNITS
There is no sign of slowing down in the fervor for sexy sweaters: The Spring 2022 runways were filled with skin-tight knitwear that can either be worn at a club, or on a cold morning while taking pilates.
- HARD FRINGE
There are two types of fringe: one is fringe and the other is Fringe with a capital F — which was what was served on the Spring 2022 runways. These were not the delicate string cheese trimmings we are used to. Labels like Proenza Schouler or Vaquera instead gave us garments made with mop-like masses shredded fabric.
It’s the m.o. The shorter, more transparent clothes are the best for spring. While Christian Cowan and LaquanSmith led the parade, they weren’t the only ones who promoted this sartorial agenda.
- TRENCH PLAY
Designers have reimagined the classic trench coat as a statement piece for spring, rather than a boring transitional item. Carolina Herrera and 3.1 Phillip Lim updated the waterproof jacket with ruffles, power shoulders and power shoulders.
- TRIPPY PATENTS
Designers are in a trance with psychedelic, trippy prints for Spring 2022. Kim Shui, Collina Strada, Brandon Maxwell all displayed garments with whirling, escapist graphic.
- TWO-PIECE DRESSING
Matching sets are the best way to pass the casual dress code test at a party. This easy closet trick is what brands have stuck to for next spring. Pair cropped tops and everything, from Bermuda shorts to long skirts in the exact same pattern or color.
- WISPY DETAILS
Feathers are a very expensive embellishment in fashion. They are often grouped with high-end confections that are too costly to be practical. However, the delicate details of the latest warm-weather collections can be worn casually. For example, a trim on a mini-skirt or off-the shoulder top.
- Y2K POP AESTHETIC
The early 2000s music video garments, such as scarf halter tops or super-low-rise pants, were seen in a variety of New York collections. This leads us to believe that Christina Aguilera, Y2K’s pop princess, was pinned to many moodboards.