Nostalgia is the main theme of autumn/winter 2022’s fashion trends.
Nostalgia is different for each unique individual mostly highly depending on your background, age and interests. Aspiration for a simpler life and better life has been the predominant theme of the catwalks in the creative collections.
During the pandemic, the designers have been embracing optimism with pick-me-up trends and dopamine dressing to create escapism for the consumer from the dark realities that one may have been facing. As the pandemic is coming to the end now, more varied styles have been more interesting as well.
The upcoming trends will have something for everyone, for instance, if you are a minimalist, the return of the ’90s and ’00s basics will be just for you. The current viral and iconic item is Prada’s white vest. Despite it being a summer item on the surface, it will be on many people’s wish lists in the upcoming months. Other subtle minimalist trends are classic suits, bomber jackets, maxi skirts and neutral colours are plentiful.
The other part of the trends was greatly driven by Tik Tok and youth-driven culture. The over-the-top outfits have found their place and more is essentially better for this sort of crowd. Euphoria did have a major impact on these trends, with fans hoping to bump into Jacob Elordie or Sydney Sweeney. As these “extra AF” looks are currently encouraged, it has led the designers to tap into their creative sides even more. We should “expect the unexpected.” The Valentino show is currently proving the point, Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli crafted a custom hot-pink hue in collaboration with Pantone, so we can expect to see the colour everywhere.
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Dopamine dressing isn’t leaving us any time soon. Mood-enhancing colours are ever present on the runways of Valentino, Prada and Versace. Green is the current top fashion colour followed by blue and then pink. For the upcoming A/W we will be unseasonably bright so the usual jackets, and coats – the best seller just in the bright colours. Designers have continuously used the same colour head to toe instead of just one spark of colour.
The oversized slouchy blazer had been in trend for a while now, but currently, the oversized silhouettes had been balanced by slim fits underneath, this autumn/winter 2022 it will be the whole baggy fit look.
The ‘90s are here to do most influencing hot pinks, oversized blazers and chartreuse. “This is all about refined, pared-back luxury that has a real sense of ease when it comes to styling choices—think vest tops with beautifully tailored trousers and silky slip skirts with matching shirts,” explains Who What Wear editor, Emma Spedding. “It’s Gwyneth Paltrow. It’s Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. And it’s, in my opinion, the chicest way to get dressed this autumn.”
Bold patterns are making a comeback for autumn/winter 2022 but the luxe leopard print did make a stand-out statement on the catwalks. Prints can be done in many ways, that did make them more of a basic and classy piece.
You can be a bit hippy-like Dries Van Noten, posh and uptown like Giambattista Valli, minimalistic like Proenza, maximalist like Roberto Cavalli…
The Goth aesthetic has a lasting impact on the fashion industry as well as the trends We understand that the Goth aesthetic is the lifestyle and not something that you just occasionally participate in. This style had deep origins in romanticism.
“The antithesis to the bright and joyful colours that have dominated for the past few years, all-black ensembles with gothic accents were some of the most striking in the new collections. We’ve already touched on how Valentino used it to startling effect against its Pink PP ensembles. Other highlights include The Row’s sheer mesh polo-neck dress, Isabel Marant’s dominatrix-style over-the-knee boots worn with miniskirts and Loewe’s elongated blazer complete with leather trousers.”
“‘Black is back is a key theme we’ve invested in for autumn/winter, which takes on a much more simplistic approach to dressing following the ‘dopamine dressing’ trend that dominated recent seasons. We love monochrome styling for its elegance and charm—from Saint Laurent’s occasion coats to Bottega Veneta’s sheer maxi dress,” says Page from Net a Porter.