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Fall 2022 trends from NYFW

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Son Jung Wan fall/winter 2022/23 New York Fashion Week / Photos: IMAX Tree /

New York Fashion Week is starting to come back! Although I still watched the shows online this season instead of attending in person, I was able to feel the excitement of seeing more in-person shows as well as more style on the street via videos and still’s. Many designers still showed online instead of opting to return in person, while others skipped the week entirely and released their collections quietly. It is an interesting trend which only time will tell if many designers return to live shows, or if this hybrid version of fashion week is the new way to showcase collections.

For the fall/winter 2022/2023 season, designers began to move away from the loungewear, urban streetwear, and casual looks we have been enjoying for the past few years. While urban streetwear was huge even before the pandemic, it seems to be grouped in with more comfortable trends that designers are tossing aside as we move back into a more regular version of life. Fashion is getting dressier.

This fall 2022 season, don’t try leaving the house in your loungewear, you will look “so last year.” The fall 2022 season is all about the power suit, structured shoulders, statement-making silhouettes, micro-mini skirts, and getting dressed up. Look for influences from the 1960s and 1980s; which were dressier decades in fashion than the 1970s and 1990s which have been popular influences over the past few decades.

As I posted last week, the color palette for fall is both autumn-like, and summer bright. This trend held true on the New York Fashion Week runways as designers showed bright colors, as well as fall colors. There is a color palette to suit your mood this fall season whether you’re feeling dark, or bright and cheery.

Can we chat about the power suit? This trend has been gaining momentum this year and it is exploding in the fall. There are power suits not just for daytime, but for formal affairs as well. If you don’t invest in a power suit, you will be missing out. This is a trend you can jump on right now. Power suits are more versatile than you might think. You can mix and match the pants and blazer with dresses, jeans, shorts, and skirts; creating a whole new wardrobe with just those two pieces. While it might look expensive at face value, you can find a power suit for under $300 and save money by mixing with other items in your closet. The power suit is actually a money saver. Now THAT’S power!

Alice + Olivia / Vivienne Hu / Kevan Hall / NYFW Fall 2022 photos: IMAX Tree /

Wondering about handbags? Of course you are! Handbags for the fall season will continue to be on the small side, and we are still seeing hobo bags (soft and structured), as well as top handle bags, and bowler bags. Tory Burch had a fabulous version with squared off corners on her runway for fall. That bag is on my wish list! Also trending were clean and simple handbags which evoke luxury without screaming logos at you. Coach has a beautiful bag to covet for fall on their runway. I cannot wait for it to hit store shelves!

What do you think of the fall 2022 runways from New York? Are you excited about a return to dressing, and the power suit?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

Tadashi Shoji NYFW fall 2022 photos: IMAX TREE /

Fall 2022 color trends from Pantone and NYFW

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Swatches on collage courtesy of Pantone / collage by me

Well, the color trends for fall/winter 2022/2023 are all over the place! Normally when the NYFW color trends come out, we have some sort of theme, vibe, and/or order to the top ten colors and top five neutral hues. Not this season!

Designers seem divided between traditional autumn hues, and bright summer shades. There is even a spring pink thrown into the mix. The neutrals evoke a resort vibe mixed with dark spring. According to Pantone, this color palette is a mix which represents rest and relaxation, as well as “non-conforming exuberant expression.” Well, I agree with that last part!

Bright colors are popular for the spring/summer 2022 seasons. So, they will be a great transition in early fall when temperatures are still warm. Instead of purchasing transitional pieces, we can layer up our summer wardrobe! Love that!

On the other hand, I have to wonder if we will be ready for a new color palette by the end of summer. If we rock brights during the spring and summer months, will we still crave them in the fall? I guess only time will tell. Otherwise, I have to say, I am excited about the autumn hues, and the darker colors from this palette. While I love brights, I plan to wear them a lot this spring and summer, so we shall see how I feel in August and September! What do you think?

A few bright hues to invest in now:

You can read the full fall/winter 2022/2023 color report by Pantone online here.

What do you think of the fall/winter 2022/23 color palette from NYFW?

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for my trend report from NYFW!

XOXO

Cathy


Spring 2022 trends from NYFW

The last model has walked off the runway in New York, and the last video has been released. This means we have a whole new set of fabulous trends to covet for the upcoming spring/summer 2022 season. Love!

There are several trends from last year which appear to be continuing into 2022. We are looking at the continuation of the Power Suit, vivid colors, all-white ensembles, exaggerated shoulders, shoulder pads, and wide leg pants.

As we head into 2022, look for more tailoring on clothing in general. Loungewear is taking a backseat, as is urban street-wear. We are looking at getting dressed again. Think skirts, dresses, and powerful pants. Handbags are medium to small, and will hold only the necessities.

The decades of influence include the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Think late1900s. There will be grown-up florals, groundbreaking right? haha, and solid, all-one-hue ensembles. Orange, baby blue and pink appear to be the favorite hues of New York designers for spring/summer 2022. The orange power suit will be huge, HUGE!!!

We are also looking forward to daytime sequins, one-shoulder looks, blazers over anything, and much more structure than we have seen in recent seasons; even with wider leg pants. Get ready to dress up!

So, if you are looking at what to keep, store, donate, or sell from your closet, keep and store anything structured, or in brighter hues. Keep blazers, one-shoulder looks, and sequins. Donate extra loungewear, you only need some, not a closet full! Same with sweatpants, only keep what you need for the gym or wearing around the house. Next spring, casual days will include jeans with blazers and casual dresses. Sweatpants and flip-flops can stay home. That being said, look for comfort sandals and street sneakers paired with dresses and dress pants in spring 2022. Your feet can stay happy.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

Photos: IMAXTREE