According to Editors, These Are the Highest-Impact Trends for Fall 2022
Photo:Versace; 16Arlington; Cecilie Bahnsen; Dion Lee; Ann Demeulemeester/ImaxTree; Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini
Fashion month went by in the blink of an eye. And now that Chanel and Louis Vuitton—the final shows of Paris Fashion Week every season—have debuted their F/W 22 collections, it's time for us to begin the arduous task of evaluating every minute detail from the last five or so weeks of nonstop fashion. To help determine which trends from Copenhagen, New York, London, Milan, and Paris are most worthy of attention come fall, I called on my fellow editors for assistance. As always, their answers did not disappoint.
From trends that will take little more than a scroll on Amazon to re-create (no, I'm not kidding) to opulent outerwear and unique styling hacks, the fall/winter 2022 season gave us editors a lot to discuss. So without further ado, scroll down to discover the 11 fall trends that Who What Wear's staff will be backing with their words and their wallets once autumn rolls around. Grab a pen and paper—there's a lot to unpack.
Photo:Prada; Chloé; Bottega Veneta
"As someone who has a proclivity for dressing in basics, I'm very much excited about the trending fashion tanks Eliza [Huber] uncovered in her recap of Milan Fashion Week. Sure, my collection of white tank tops is already massive, but a few new ones could never hurt, especially when they look that good."—Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour, Senior Market Editor
It's time to start investing in designer tank tops.
Oversize Moto Jackets
Photo:Rokh; Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini; Versace
"I keep coming back to this new staple when chatting about trends to try. As a fan of the moto jacket in general, I'm thrilled to see it enter the forefront of spring fashion in a current oversize fit. Prada is most noteworthy here with the jacket of the moment, but there are so many amazing silhouettes in the market at a variety of price points."—Bobby Schuessler, Market Director
Photo:Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini
ACNE Studios has always been an authority in the moto-jacket category.
Photo:Givenchy; Khaite; ACNE Studios
"If there is one takeaway from the fall 2022 runways, it's that all things big and wide are in. I especially love slouchy denim, as spotted on Khaite's runway with a look featuring super-wide-leg jeans that have already been worn by Hailey Bieber."—Kristen Nichols, Senior Editor
This wash, cut, and rise are perfect.
Photo:Balmain; Dion Lee; Dior
"We've been loving the revealing corset top for a few seasons now, but this time around, we're really seeing designers flip that idea inside out and show a corset on the outside of a look. Think Alaïa's signature move. Your coats and blazers will get a whole new look when you top them off with a corset."—Sierra Mayhew, Associate Editor
I'm a proud owner of this corset, and before you ask, yes, it is worth it.
Yes, you should buy this top.
Photo:Coperni; Ann Demeulemeester/ImaxTree; Bevza
"There's no doubt that full-length coat silhouettes will be a major hit among the fashion set this autumn. Spotted in all fabrics, from luxe leather dusters at Altuzarra to floor-sweeping white textures at Bevza and shiny designs at Khaite, the elegant piece will add a fresh touch to our fall looks."—Judith Jones, Senior Market Editor
The trench coat you didn't know you needed but absolutely do.
Photo:Dion Lee; Cecilie Bahnsen; Christian Siriano
"I love a new color trend and am always happy when cobalt blue comes back around, so as soon as I saw it worn from head to toe on the Dion Lee runway, I was ready to welcome it back into my wardrobe."—Allyson Payer, Senior Editor
Photo:Coperni; 16Arlington; Bottega Veneta
Under the bright lights and with cameras flashing at a million clicks per minute, sequins always pack a punch on the runway. But something about this season's array of sequins felt even more memorable. Perhaps that's because, at 16Arlington, Bottega Veneta, and Coperni, sequins were paired with sheer fabrics, making the twinkling detail even more eye-catching.
Photo:Brandon Maxwell; Peter Do; Raf Simons
"Big bags were seen on a lot of runways, from Brandon Maxwell to Peter Do, and as someone who's always schlepping a lot of stuff, I am 100% on board with this trend. While I love my current tote bags, I'm excited to see more bags on the market that mix fashion and function."—Yusra Siddiqui, Assistant Market Editor
Never overlook your tote bags again.
Dresses Over Pants
Photo:Filippa K; Ganni; By Malene Birger
"I saw lots of dresses styled over pants at the Copenhagen fall 2022 shows, so I know the trend will definitely pop later this year. By Malene Birger, Stine Goya, and Ganni all showed different versions of the dresses-over-pants trend on the runway."—Erin Fitzpatrick, Senior News Editor
Photo:By Malene Birger
My hand is currently hovering over the purchase button. How about you?
Photo:Botter/ImaxTree; Versace; Ami
"As other preppy trends have returned, I was betting it was only a matter of time before houndstooth made a resurgence, and the fall/winter 2022 collections proved me right. Yes, this print always finds a way to come back in style, but fall's collections felt like a fresh take on the timeless print that I'm betting will blow up this year. From the traditional black-and-white iterations of this print found in tailored pieces at L'Agence, Ami, and Fendi to the embellished and brightly hued iterations seen at Versace, Kim Shui, and Retrofête, there are so many ways to bring this print from the past into the present."—Jasmine Fox-Suliaman, Editor
Photo:Blumarine; Roberto Cavalli; Saint Laurent
"Flowers for spring? Eh. Oversize flowers for fall? About it. At brands such as Saint Laurent and Blumarine, we saw these oversize flowers applied at the neckline, waist, and shoulders. While large flowers on dresses and even chokers very much give peak aughts/Carrie Bradshaw, I have no doubt this trend will end up taking over this fall. We're all going to be feeling the need to do the most, and these flowers do just that."—Fox-Suliaman
I haven't stopped thinking about this dress since I first saw it.
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