Autumn-Winter 2022 trends
Take your wardrobe to the next level with new season looks fresh from the runway.
If you’re looking for a transitional coat to invest in, make it the bomber. This versatile jacket has been around for several seasons, but AW22 sees the trend take off thanks to a host of new silhouettes, textures and standout details. Masculine, oversized fits as seen on the catwalk at Prada are flying out of stores, as are iterations of Versace’s show-stopping fireball red offering.
Fashion continues to ride the bohemian wave for AW22, with summer’s free-spirited 70s vibes evolving into a more alluring take on the trend. The influence of 60s socialite Talith Getty’s effortless Marrakech style can be seen on sensuous knits, patchwork quilted jackets and crocheted accessories. Take your cue from Chloé with an oversized, earth-toned poncho, or opt for tassels and ikat embroidery as seen on the catwalk at Etro.
Ever since leopard print was declared a ‘neutral’ it has remained firmly on the fashion trends radar. For AW22 it’s time to make way for some lesser-spotted animal prints including sleek tiger stripes, bold cheetah spots and monochromatic zebra bands. Whether you prefer a fierce head-to-toe animal-print dress or a nod to the trend with a smaller piece, there are endless ways to unleash your wild side.
It’s time to up the style ante when it comes to sportswear. Bid farewell to androgynous tracksuits and pairing sneakers with everything; this season designers are combining classic sports-inspired pieces with dressier garments such as miniskirts for an elevated finish. Take cues from Roksanda’s alpine-inspired AW22 collection with its ultra-chic duvet coats, or Mark Fast’s neon-tinged hoodies and puffer jackets. If in doubt, just add heels.
Not one for the faint of heart, pink is seriously big news this season. From Barbie-inspired bubblegum shades at Versace, to full- throttle neon pinks at Valentino and Lanvin, this sassy hue is packing a serious punch both on and off the catwalk. Wear it loud and proud with a fuchsia blazer, or opt for a subtle pop of colour with a pair of hot-pink heels or a candy-coloured tote.
In anticipation of party season, bustiers in all their curve-enhancing glory are back. If you’re already familiar with the underwear-as- outerwear trend, you’ll feel right at home with this ultra-feminine, ‘regency-core’ look as seen on the catwalk at Balmain and Dior. Embrace tactile fabrics such as lace and satin, and don’t be afraid to layer yours over a shirt for a daytime-friendly take on the trend.