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Spring/Summer 22 trends to expect after this fashion week

We all know how hard it can be to keep up with current trends and plan outfits for the upcoming seasons. To make this easier, we made a list of some stand out trends we noticed this fashion month, that you can come back to later.


Tailoring and suits

This post-covid take on back to work fashion showed up within many collections this fashion month. Tailored suits and blazers, with sharper lines and silhouettes, were present throughout the womenswear shows. We saw everything from extremely oversized blazers, to fitted and more tailored looks; some collections even showed some asymmetric styles.


Images: Labrum SS22 ‘The sound of movement‘, EZRATUBA SS22, Paul Costelloe SS22

Bold knits

We’ve already seen bright and bold prints coming into fashion this year, but in the SS22 shows we saw this taking shape in chunky knits and with even brighter colours. Chunky knits are always timeless, in SS22 this style is elevated with the use of dead stock fabrics and luxurious natural fibres. This includes crochet pieces, like the iconic crochet bikini, and even transferring this into more intricate pieces.


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Anna Sui SS22


Victorian silhouettes

Modernised take on traditional Victorian silhouettes were seen on the runway for SS22, such as Peter Pan collars and puffed sleeves. We also see feminine tiered dresses, which always give a comfy yet elevated look. Along with this, the timeless prairie dresses and maxi skirts, again allowing a new level of comfort to being fashionable.


Images: Carolina Herrera SS22, Prabal Gurung SS22, Paul Costelloe SS22


Romance

We know this once is traditional for spring/summer, but we expect to see EVEN MORE florals in SS22. Of course there will be the established floral prints we always see, but there will be some new takes on this consistent spring/summer trend. Mixing watercolour print fabrics with the floral prints to make a statement and mixing with unconventional fabrics is one thing we saw a lot of on the runway. Within this ‘romantic’ style, there will be lots of lace, pastels and pearls- consistent with this style of fashion, and always popular during summer.


Images: DUMEBI, AADNEVIK SS22, Micheal Kors SS22


Nostalgia

‘Kidcore’ and ‘cottagecore’ have been growing in popularity this past year, with many reflecting on their childhood years. We see this on the runway with the use of cartoon and illustrative motifs, mixed with pastels and bold colours. Along with this come lots of playful and youthful styles, showcasing bows, belts and accessories within pieces and outfits.


Images: Global Goes Local Pop-up store, Moschino SS22


Written by: Abby Ashenhurst

digital content executive @ Elemntz

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