YOUR GUIDE TO TOP DESIGNER TRENDS FOR FALL 2022
Fall is upon us, which means it's time to say goodbye to summer in style. From New York to Paris, designers showed F/W '22 collections that nodded to fun, form and function in equal parts, and our Women's Designer Fashion & Editorial Director, Rickie De Sole, is here to get you up to speed on the most noteworthy trends. Ahead, explore some of her favorite looks from the collections, alongside tips on how to wear them.
The hottest hue of the season really needs no introduction. Valentino Garavani took the world by storm with "PP Pink," which he created with Pantone. "This color is a mood-boosting favorite that you can rely on to elevate and complement every item in your wardrobe—I suggest wearing the shade from head to toe for maximum effect or teaming it with something more neutral to make it pop."
Soft structures and boxy cuts are the cozy one-and-done outerwear pieces that are your answer for any look this season, and Dries Van Noten has made his own iteration of the oversized shape. "The best part about this type of silhouette is that it's a chic and easy piece to throw over any outfit to give your look an instant lift."
Today's fashion landscape yields newness every month, but if there's anything the F/W '22 runways have shown us, it's that there's a desire for immaculate, of-the-moment yet forever pieces that will become the go-to foundations of any wardrobe. "This fall is all about an expressive mood with clear nods to chic, timeless dressing—think classic pieces with a twist. Invest in a key item for fall, like this tailored coat and cropped flares from Bottega Veneta, and you'll come back to it season after season."
Though the weather is getting cooler, hemlines are still on the rise. From asymmetric and cropped cuts, the message was clear: mini lengths, like this textured number from Givenchy, are fair game for fall. "The key to styling it is to focus on your silhouette. The shorter the length, the more balance you should bring by layering it with over-the-knee boots or tights."
Upcycled & Unmissable
Who says giving life to deadstock fabric or secondhand pieces needs to look, well, used? Take, for instance, upcycling phenom Marine Serre's beautifully collaged coats made from tartan scarves with sharp-as-a-knife tailoring, proving that what's old can certainly feel new. "These one-of-a-kind statement styles are heirloom-level wardrobe staples. Pair over more print for a bold look or keep the rest of your outfit subdued to keep it timeless."
Florals for Fall
This go-to print isn't just reserved for spring, as evidenced by the head-to-toe blooms at Demna Gvasalia's Balenciaga collection. "Floral patterns make the summer-to-fall transition easier, and they work seamlessly with all the existing items in your closet. If you're not comfortable with an all-over print, reach for one piece, whether that be a jacket, a shirt or pants."