The 10 biggest fashion trends fall 2022, straight from the catwalk

Sleek, chic, dangerous – this was the mood on nearly every fall 2022 runway. Each piece was drenched in shadows of pandemic-era anxiety and nostalgia, along with a strong dose of surrealism and lofty attire: think of exaggerated cocktail dresses, trimmed with fur, perfect for in-person parties and a range of modern dresses that will shine in the office if you decide to return. Below, we’ve highlighted 10 of the season’s most pervasive and strongest trends that are sure to influence your personal wardrobe once the weather changes.

High euphoria

Blumarine photographed by Estrop / Getty Images;
Courtesy of Coperni
Photo by Estrop / Getty Images
Photo by Estrop / Getty Images

This is a nod to the incredible costumes and wardrobe of the hit HBO show Euphoria and her cast, who seem to push the envelope in all ways, but especially when it comes to fashion. Chloe Cherry, the actress who played Faye in season two, attended the Blumarine show; the brand redefined Y2K fashion and became a Gen Z favorite in the process. We pictured Maddy and Cassie in many of these mini-edged and bare navel looks, most notably Miu Miu and Coperni.

Smoking

Courtesy of Burberry
Courtesy of Dior
Courtesy of Alexander McQueen
Courtesy of Saint Laurent

A prominent evening wear trend in this year’s collections has been these luxurious take on the classic tuxedo. More traditional tuxedos could be seen at Burberry and Dior, while less literal takes, like this suit by McQueen and this tuxedo suit by Saint Laurent, were elegant and sharply designed.

The values ​​of the Addams family

Courtesy of Alaïa
Courtesy of JW Anderson
Courtesy of Burberry
Courtesy of The Row

This Alaïa look, derived from the Spanish shapes of Azzedine Alaïa’s skirt, reinterpreted by creative director Pieter Mulier, reminded us of what Morticia Addams might wear for the carpool line. Of course, the JW Anderson piece that covered the model in hair from head to toe was pure Cousin Itt. Undercover he was very much Uncle Fester; Burberry looked like Debbie, Uncle Fester’s conniving wife, and The Row featured chic looks like Wednesday Addams.

At the Maxi

Courtesy of Tod’s
Courtesy of Peter Do
Courtesy of Kwaidan Editions
Courtesy of Altuzarra

We went from the mini Miu Miu to the maxi this season. Skirt lengths are historically yo-yo over the years and in 2022 we went back to the maxi skirt, this time feeling a little 90s, even if the silhouettes were a little fuller (a design we can all thank Coco Chanel for: was the first to create a wider skirt for women in the 1920s, freeing the legs and allowing for greater convenience during daily activities). We loved seeing this classic skirt trend paired with a casual sweater or cardigan, making it super wearable for the day.

Fancy synthetic furs

Courtesy of Balenciaga
Courtesy of Coperni
Courtesy of Balenciaga
Courtesy of Victor Glemaud

A glamorous 1980s woman was a prominent figure on most fall 2022 runways. And in many cases she wore fabulous faux fur. Balmain and Coperni featured these beautiful faux furs that grazed the ankles, while Balenciaga showed shorter and shorter versions. We especially loved this faux mink robe from Victor Glemaud.

I work from 9 to 5

Courtesy of Prada
Courtesy of Sportmax
Courtesy of Burberry
Courtesy of Gucci

You can often count on seeing a suitable trend every season. But this year, the concept materialized in the form of an absolutely classic and chic working women’s wardrobe. Prada’s camel coat was reminiscent of what your dad could wear to the office, similar to this version of the Sport Max, done in gray. We loved the tie added on this Burberry skirt suit, as well as the Gucci tie.

Apocalypse now

Courtesy of Balenciaga
Courtesy of Rick Owens
Courtesy of Loewe
Courtesy of Junya Watanabe

This trend is about dressing for the elements, a recurring theme we’ve seen for several seasons, but it seems far more relevant in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Apocalypse Now literally includes the protective gear of Balmain and Loewe, as well as elegant twists on the idea of ​​Rick Owens and Junya Watanabe. Demna, who was a Georgian refugee, had the most noteworthy reference to what is currently happening in Ukraine, when Balenciaga models trudged through artificial snow while carrying what appeared to be a garbage bag, a symbol for their most important personal effects.

Half closed eyes

Courtesy of Richard Quinn
Courtesy of Halpern
Courtesy of Christian Siriano
Courtesy of Victor Glemaud

Sure, we’re all familiar with hoods in the traditional sense, but this season we’ve seen many brands do away with their shoulders altogether and instead wear the shirt or jacket over their heads to create a hooded shape. It seemed very relevant for now, with everyone unsure of emerging after Covid, as well as putting another layer of safety and comfort in your clothes.

A very blurry cocktail party

Courtesy of Burberry
Courtesy of Loewe
Courtesy of Sportmax
Courtesy of Christopher Kane

At this point, it is more than obvious that there is fur. This twist is particularly fun and brand new: furry cocktail attire. Burberry showed off an Oscar-worthy red carpet-worthy fur dress, Loewe had an elegant fur mini skirt, a stunned fur-trimmed leather mini dress from Sportmax and our favorite, the perfect little black dress made entirely of fur by Christopher Kane .

Out of the body

Courtesy of Steve O. Smith
Courtesy of Alexander McQueen
Courtesy of Loewe
Courtesy of Schiaparelli

This season, surrealism was everywhere, with many brands translating the codes of surrealist art directly onto their garments and painting, printing or sculpting their garments and accessories with human body parts. Fun Fact: This Alexander McQueen dress was created in the same way as the little white dress from the legendary spring 1999 show, “Savage Beauty”, by a spray painter robot. Loewe’s show was a completely surreal experience from start to finish – the dresses were adorned with 3-D lips and cheekily placed balloons across the chest, and as seen in our favorite look here, the hands caressed the body. Up-and-coming Central Saint Martins designer Steve O. Smith was also in trend, putting hand-painted artwork on his designs.

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