The change of season is upon us, which means saying goodbye to sandals and swimsuits and hello to cozy knits and lots of layers.
Whether you’re in the mood for a complete wardrobe refresh or just want to polish up your look as the colder months approach, the AW22 runway collections were full of fabulous inspiration.
From bright hues to shiny ankle boots, here are six must-have trends to guide your fall/winter fashion choices…
1. Pink Power
The undisputed color of Fall/Winter 2022, bright pink was the order of the day at Valentino, where designer Pierpaolo Piccioli developed a new shade exclusively with Pantone, called Valentino Pink PP.
The high-shine hue has since been worn by stylish stars, including model Nicola Peltz, actor Gillian Anderson and popstar Dua Lipa.
Fuchsia has also featured heavily in Halpern, Richard Quinn and Huishan Zhang – all before the Barbiecore trend exploded, when Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling were spotted filming scenes for the upcoming Barbie movie.
2. 90s Minimalism
A counterpoint to the baggy jeans and bucket hats Gen Z loves, ’90s minimalism is a more grown-up way to immerse yourself in the decade.
Think low-waisted pants (but without the bare midriff) at Bottega Veneta and The Row, body-hugging silk maxi dresses at Eftychia and loose fits at Nensi Dojaka.
And you can’t go wrong with a humble white cardigan, as seen at Prada, Acne and Sacai, teamed with wide blue jeans or dressed up with a maxi skirt.
3. Biker Chic
The one hell of a leather trend that started in spring is returning to the catwalks for fall.
This time around, biker jackets were deconstructed and fell off the shoulders of models at Simone Rocha and Marni, while leather skirts were slung over the shoulder at Coperni, and multi-coloured moto pants were elevated into evening wear. at Balmain with a crisp white shirt.
4. Dopaminergic dressing
Pink isn’t the only hot hue to choose from this season. Dopamine dressing — the mood-boosting trend that emerged during the height of the pandemic — is still going strong as we head into the colder months.
Bold citrus colors were big news at Gabriella Hearst and Halpern, Stella McCartney went for bright purple, while Supriya Lele presented a masterclass in color blocking.
5. Glitter Bug
Proving that sequins aren’t just for Christmas, Dries Van Noten and Phillip Lim created stunning shimmery puffer jackets, while Eckhaus Latta paired shimmering skirts with chunky knits.
At London Fashion Week, Ricardo Tisci’s Burberry went all out with rhinestone-encrusted dresses and knitwear, and the 16 Arlington collection was awash in bronze and beige sequined pieces.
6. Bold Boots
Build your outfits from the ground up this season, with boots that demand to be noticed.
From chunky bikers at Miu Miu to platforms at Altuzarra to extravagant thigh-high boots at David Koma, a bold pair of boots is a smart investment this season.