Courtesy of Christian Cowan, Victor Glemaud, and Jonathan Simkhai
New York Fashion Week has come and gone, and after getting a chance to see clothes in person again, we're excited to give you the digital download on the standout trends we saw come down the runways. From our favorite small brands such as Sandy Liang and Maryam Nassir Zadeh to the coveted collections of Proenza Schouler and Khaite, there was a lot to love this show season. We're talking about full-on fringe, sheer fabrics galore, and cutouts continuing on. It's safe to say you should start getting excited about 2022 fashion.
We're not expecting you to take time out of your busy day to look through hundreds of runway images, but lucky for you, it's been our job this past week to take notes and give a short cheat sheet on the best of the shows. Trust us when we say the trends below will start popping up on the market and among the fashion set come 2022.
Courtesy of Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Altuzarra, and Jonathan Simkhai
Of all the things we saw grace the runways in New York, delicate tie details were a theme that definitely surprised us. All manner of straps—from waist floss to elongated chokers and ties wrapped on top of the garments—were outfit additions we spotted on the runways of Altuzarra, Bevza, and Jonathan Simkhai, and although these thin ties were subtle, they instantly added interest to the looks.
Courtesy of Cynthia Rowley, Staud, and Victor Glemaud
Sorry to be the bearers of controversial news, but somebody had to say it: low rises are here to stay. According to the spring runways in New York, hemlines are sinking ever lower, and this time, it's not only in the context of a Y2K revival look. Although, they were aplenty. We also saw low rises featured in more minimalist ensembles, like this white skirt set at Staud.
While fringe was usually a moment reserved for accessories or boho-esque styles, it was seen on the runways in full force. Rodarte brought out party-perfect sequined versions, and Jonathan Simkhai sent neutral options down the runway, so there will be variations to choose from come spring.
Courtesy of Christian Siriano, Victor Glemaud, and Christian Cowan
In case we haven't said it enough, 2021 is the year of the cutout. The trend really took hold this spring and summer, but given the recent collections for next spring that we viewed last week, the eye-catching silhouettes aren't going anywhere. In fact, they're only getting spicier. We're bookmarking exposed-skin LBDs like the ones presented by Christian Siriano and Victor Glemaud to wear next spring (or, honestly, to start tapping in now).
Courtesy of Altuzarra, Christian Cowan, and Brandon Maxwell
Ready your RSVPs, folks, because after-dark dressing is coming for your closet in 2022. High-shine fabrics like luxe lamé, sheeny satin, and stunning sequins are going to have a big moment next season. With options ranging from slinky dresses to sharp suiting, there are plenty of ways to get in on it.
Courtesy of Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Tory Burch, and Bevza
While tiny bags have their moments, practicality is in the spotlight, as oversize shopper bags were seen on the runways of Tory Burch and Bevza. New Yorkers are known for schlepping bags around, so it's no surprise that brands have opted for large carryalls this fashion week.