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!
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?
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