Fashion Week is coming to an end in New York, but there is still a lot to say and see.
It was the first time style enthusiasts from all over had descended on the Big Apple for most in-person shows since COVID-19 took hold of the world in the spring of 2020. To safely remove it, proof of vaccination was required to participate in most events and treading abilities were even tighter than usual in some cases.
While this New York Fashion Week looked more like pre-pandemic times, not everyone was quite ready to check out the styles for the coming spring and summer in person. Many designers have come up with ways to follow online, and these shows are still available with the virtual ones.
For a full rundown of the shows and behind-the-scenes extras, head to NYFW.com and create a free account. You will have access to the top views wherever you are.
Here’s a look at the top five trends for Spring / Summer 2022:
Many collections have nods to nature in bursts of green. Some were in basil, a soft, leafy shade that was included in Pantone’s Classic Color Report for early 2022.
Long flowing bangs add movement to clothes going up and down the catwalk, cutting skirts, dresses and sweaters. In some cases, the bangs even covered clothing from head to toe.
Blast from the past
Some designers shared looks that were time capsules from decades past. The floor-length maxi dresses were splashed with tie-dye and other swirling graphics reminiscent of the ’60s and’ 70s. Cropped tops, drop-waisted bottoms and scarf-style halters delivered a dose of pop star deja vu. late 90s / early 2000s.
Big and bold
Silhouettes of dresses inflated with volume, which makes it easy to be the belle of the ball. The drama has spread to outerwear with oversized trench coats meant to make a statement.
Expect tight, tights and comfy knits to be a wardrobe staple next year. Casual outfits were designed for a casual afternoon outing (or for work from home), while shin-knit dresses could be dressed up for a special occasion.
Have you ever wondered how a collection goes from concept to runway? Designer Sergio Hudson has teamed up with Pinterest to take fashion fans on this journey through photo sets on the social media platform.
Meanwhile, Nicole Miller was among the brands that stuck to an all-digital version. The brand celebrated its 60th New York Fashion Week appearance with a short cinematic video using green screen technology to transport models to scenic settings. To see on nicolemiller.com.
Don’t want to wait to buy what you see? Anne Klein presented a digital collection see now, buy now. Check out the show at piste360.cfda.com and buy what you see at anneklein.com.
A model walks the runway for the Tory Burch Spring / Summer 2022 collection and the Mercer Street Block Party on September 12 in New York City.
A model walks the runway for Tom Ford SS22 during NYFW: The Shows on September 12 in New York City.
A model walks the runway for Jason Wu Collection during NYFW: The Shows on September 10 in New York City.
A model walks the runway for the SP22 Michael Kors Collection runway show on September 10 in New York City.
Model Gigi Hadid walks the runway for Brandon Maxwell during NYFW: The Shows on September 10 in New York City.