I’m Already All Over Fall 2022’s Chicest Looks—This Is What I’m Wearing

As a fashion editor, Fashion Week is the industry equivalent of the Super Bowl. It’s the event we anxiously anticipate (twice a year) every year, to see the fresh ideas that will be on everyone’s lips come the next few months. And with the recent conclusion of the fall/winter presentations, there are plenty of new and exciting ideas to talk about. The fall collections brought a mixture of practicality, as seen by the sudden explosion of the white tank top at Bottega Veneta and Prada, along with a heightened sense of drama that was every inch of fantasy and grandeur—just take a look at Valentino’s all pink runway show for further proof. After scanning the runways of Paris, New York, Milan, and London, the below looks jumped out at me the most. Whether it’s for the forward concept they represent or the innovative way it’s styled, these are the looks I’m rushing to replicate before the arrival of fall 2022.

Fashion Week can create a collective rush to invest in new trends and new It-pieces, so it’s welcomed when a designer creates a look that can basically be recreated with the basics already sitting in our closet. It’s simple and straight to the point but still supremely cool, which to me is the very essence of “cool”. As the weather transitions to full-scale spring, it’s an outfit I can easily wear for now.

When half of your collection is bright hot pink, as was the case at Pierpaolo’s Piccioli’s most recent Valentino show, it’s a strong endorsement. Bold, saturated hues are already a huge force on the trend circuit, and now I have no doubt it will remain that way firmly into 2023. To get prepared ahead of time I’m snapping up pieces in the audacious color, from suiting to dresses. 

I can always count on quirky styling from Louis Vuitton. Most of the time the brand is difficult to replicate as everything feels completely unique that you sort of have to buy that specific item to recreate that same feel, but for F/W 22′ I was pleasantly surprised at the practicality of the opening looks. The combination of baggy trousers, leather jacket, and tie is a different take on menswear-inspired dressing that I haven’t seen yet. 

Since its debut in March, Prada’s white logo tank has found its way into almost every conversation among the fashion set. It’s luxury in the most accessible sense, which is why the piece has found a gaggle of fans across all corners of the industry. While you can’t get your hands on one just yet, it’s still simple enough to emulate with a few substitions.

There’s something so cinematic about this look that I can’t get over. Reminiscent of Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, it’s a touch seductive, but powerful all the same. But beyond the drama, I’m most intrigued by the addition of the hood. It’s not the typical “hoodie” dress that belongs in the athleisure department— there’s a formality and subtle glamour that makes me excited to see more hoodied styles reach the masses. Balmain has made a denim hoodies bodysuit that I can’t wait to try until then. And of course, you have to include Alaia’s iconic hooded dress in the mix.

The quickest way for me to go broke is to watch an Acne Studios show. When it’s over I have 50 different shopping tabs open, and a sudden urge to buy anything remotely similar. It’s one of the shows I continually look to every season for new inspiration and this was no different—the usage of chunky knits was one of my favorite bits, including this outfit with detached sweater sleeves. I’ve been behind this trend since last year, so it’s thrilling to see it remain a big idea in 2022. Until I can buy it later this year, I’ll be sporting detached sleeves with all of my denim and dresses.

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