8 Paris’s Most Important Runway Trends for 2022

8 Paris’s Most Important Runway Trends for 2022

11.10.2021 Off By manager_1

woman in red polka-dot dress standing in the middle of grass field during daytime

Fashion Month is over. Fashion Month is over. The runways are down, the lights have turned off and models have returned to their homes. It’s now time to really take in the spectacle. Paris Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2022 trends reflected the energy that swept the city for its first full-on fashion week since a year and half. There was plenty to enjoy, including joy, excitement, and emotion. The trend cycle was no longer dominated by the minimalism of the past. Instead texture, movement and lots and lots more skin were the new trends.

Cutouts and low-rise trousers continued to dominate runways in a nod towards the ’90s/early ’00s. However, it was worth noting that a popular trend from this era returned. Miu Miu’s miniskirt is back, most prominently in tiny versions. High hemlines are the latest sign that sensual, skin-bared fashion isn’t going away. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t like such a small amount of fabric. There were many other options to make a statement in sartorial style, as Paris’ designers offered plenty of alternatives. Flashy metallics at Loewe, fringe at Dries van Noten, and large-scale dresses at Lanvin all proved loud dressing was the current trend. Here are eight trends that were on the Paris runways in 2022.

  • Glittery Glam

Sparkle isn’t just for Christmas; this spring 22, it will be a key component to dressing up. Although there were plenty of silver and gold runways (like the exquisitely detailed Schiaparelli), it was bold to try the trend with colorful options from Loewe or Valentino.

  • Arts & Crafts

Designers are like everyone else. They embraced crafts hobbies over time at home. The abstract, artful styles ranged from cozy knitwear to sleeker painted-canvas-inspired evening styles.

  • Polka Dots

Your new basic. The subtle polka dots print is easy to incorporate into everyday outfits. Although Paco Rabanne’s and Louis Vuitton’s iterations were more focused on fanciful events than polka dots, they are a great option for daytime.

  • Sultry Suiting

This season, designers realized that suits are not just for those who work 9 to 5, and that they can be worn with almost nothing underneath. This look can be achieved with the clothes you already have. You don’t need a top underneath your standard suit.

  • High Volume

This spring, take up as much space as you can. It is still a good idea to keep your distance in the near future, with voluminous dresses and hip-accentuating trousers. A jacket with large shoulders is a better option if you don’t like the look of something puffy on your bottom.

  • Fringe Fun

It almost seems like the Spring/Summer 2022 runways invite you to dance again. Both Dries van Noten’s sweeping, textured fringe and Kenneth Ize’s long version are perfect for celebrating the beauty in movement.

  • The Return of the Miniskirt

The trend is for shorter hemlines. Miu Miu’s version may be the most reminiscent Y2K era ensembles. But the preppy suits at Dior or Chanel might convince you to make a miniskirt a staple of your workwear wardrobe.

  • Sleek ’90s

With brands from Chanel to Hermes offering their own versions, the sleek and sophisticated minimalism of the 1990s is back. It’s easy to recreate this look with a simple fitted tank and loose trousers.