New York Has Spoken—These 8 Trends Will Be Everywhere in 2022

September 18, 2021 at 06:00AM

New York Fashion Week has come and gone, and after getting a chance to see clothes back in person again, we’re excited to give you the digital download on the standout trends we saw come down the runways. From our favorite small brands like Sandy Liang and Maryam Nassir Zadeh to the coveted collections of Proenza Schouler and Khaite, there was a lot to love this show season. We’re talking full-on fringe, sheer fabrics galore, and cutouts continuing on. It’s safe to say you should start getting excited about 2022 fashion.

We’re not expecting you to take time out of your busy day to look through hundreds of runway images, but luckily for you, it’s been our job this past week to take notes and give a short cheat sheet on the best of the shows. Trust us when we say the trend below will start popping up on the market and the fashion set come 2022. 

Of all the things we saw grace the runways in New York, delicate tie details were a theme that definitely surprised us. All manner of straps—from a continuation of waist floss to elongated chokers and ties wrapped on top of the garments—were an outfit addition we spotted on the runways of Altuzarra, Bevza, Jonathan Simkhai, and although these thin ties were subtle, they instantly added interest to the looks. 

Sorry to the bearer of controversial news, but somebody had to say it: low rises are here to stay. According to the spring runways in New York, hemlines are sinking ever lower and this time, it’s not only in the context of a Y2K revival look, although they were aplenty. We also saw low rises featured in more minimalist ensembles, like this white skirt set at Staud.

While fringe was usually a moment reserved for accessories or boho-esque styles, it was seen on the runways in full force. While Rodarte brought out party-perfect sequined versions and Jonathan Simkhai sent neutral options down the runway, there are variations to choose from come Spring.

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Ready your RSVPs, folks, because after-dark dressing is coming for your closet in 2022. High shine fabrics like luxe lamé, sheeny satin, and stunning sequins are going to have a big moment next season and with options ranging from slinky dresses to sharp suiting, there are plenty of ways to get in on it.

According to designers like Kim Shui, Khaie, and Maryan Nassir Zadeh—the less fabric, the better. A sheer number with underwear peaking through seems to be the most popular way to don the trend. 

While many indie brands have already led the path on the ‘70s inspired and psychedelic prints, it seems that high-end designers are taking their own spin on things for 2022.

While tiny bags have their moments, practicality is in. the spotlight with oversized shopper bags seen on the runways of Tory Burch and Bevza. New Yorkers are known for schlepping bags around, so it’s no surprise that brands have opted for large carryalls this fashion week.

Next up: The high street’s trending items.

This story was originally published on Who What Wear US and has since been updated.

Author Anna LaPlaca | Whowhatwear
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