Our Favorite Runway Looks From New York Fashion Week 2022
Bright jewel tones, cut-outs, pastels, silk, and muted colors dominated the runway this year at New York Fashion Week. Of course, many of the shows this year were held in person. However, the digital-only events were photographed artistically with a vibrant feel that allowed designers to capture the essence of their collection within still images.
Another common theme we noticed this year were many designers questioned archaic beauty standards by focusing on being more inclusive featuring models of various ages and sizes. It’s thrilling to see such a paradigm within the fashion industry, and one that we hope continues for years to come. So, feast your eyes on our favorite looks from NYFW!
At LaQuan Smith’s show, model Julia Fox walked the runway in this steamy black cut-out dress that oozed a simultaneous sense of edgy and classic. The floor-length gown was complimented beautifully by chunky earrings and bracelets. The red and black eyeshadow Fox wore further elevated the look.
Leopard, pastels, and rich jewel tones were prominent at the Sergio Hudson show. However, supermodel Beverly Johnson wore our favorite look. She shined in a knee-length frock featuring a lettuce pleated hem. We appreciate the playfulness and timeless silhouette of the dress.
Frederick Anderson had a combination of silk, knit, tweed, lace, and - you guessed it - vivid jewel tones. Each fabric featured intricate details, and the collection flowed seamlessly from one look to the next. This model is wearing a sexy, silky ocean blue dress featuring a plunging neckline and a high slit with a sashed waist.
Latex was also a shared theme this year at NYFW, and this dress by Bibhu Mohapatra takes the material and makes it demure and casual. The long sleeve white turtleneck offers a mod touch and contrasts to stealing some of the limelight of the latex. The red-brown bodice of the dress, coupled with the criss-cross latex, added a hint of sophistication to the thick material.
At the Elena Velez show, titled Year 1: Maidenhood and Its Labors, Velez connected glamour with deconstruction. Her looks challenge the traditional norm of what it means to be beautiful, with many of her pieces incorporating salvaged materials for a delicate touch – with an edge. This detailed look at the show's end had an interesting twist with the model carrying a baby down the runway. The model conveys both strength and sensuality as a mother. This collection reflects the balanced transition into motherhood while maintaining one’s identity.
At the Altuzarra show, the collection emitted a cozy vibe – perfect for staying warm while being chic. The handbags offered another dimension to the show, with many having various embellishments such as suede, leather, and beads. For example, this ribbed knit white dress from Altuzarra is cinched by a leather belt with a beaded suede tassel finish, made complete with a chic tote in hand.