Statement Pieces Take Over FW22 NYFW

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Statement Pieces Take Over FW22 NYFW

February 23, 2022

This past week marked the biannual New York Fashion Week. This prestigious event follows designers, celebrities, models, and everyone in between. While the Fall/Winter collections are being debuted, every guest is eager to see the rise of new trends for the upcoming season. 

This season’s collection featured bright monochrome sets, patterns, textures, and varying silhouettes. No color was forgotten this year as designers such as Victor de Souza and Chrisitan Siriano constructed eye-catching business formal outfits as we see the return to in-person work. Oversized blazers paired with coordinating slacks took over runway shows and inspired a sense of chicness while performing the not-so-glamorous tasks of everyday life. Additionally, a more modern spin on the classic trench coat was observed with sewn detailing and floral patterns as just a few of the variations. 

This fashion week also did not lack any attention to detail as sequins and feathers were seen on various collections such as Cinq a Sept, which was inspired by evening turning to romance represented by floral tones and sparkles covering coats and uniquely fitted dresses. Additionally, Jonathan Simkhai  introduced vertical stripes and beaded fringe along with the trending patterned cutouts. 

Another highly observed trend was patterned knits paired with statement tights. Anna Sui’s collection perfectly executed this while also tapping into previously noted accessories such as fur lined coats and beaded belts. Designers came into the week with collections that are more than capable of bringing back glamor into womens apparel after an apparent pause due to the spread of COVID-19. Many designers’ main focus of the FW22 collections were to empower femininity and be anything but subtle. 

Statement pieces decorating runways has set a precedent for this upcoming fashion season that illustrates nothing casual. Formal attire to daily errands is encouraged and mix-matching patterns and colors is vital. 

By: Sloane Davis