New York Has Spoken—These 8 Trends Will Be Everywhere in 2022


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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. 


(Image credit: 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. 


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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.


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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.


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(Image credit: 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).


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(Image credit: 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.


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According to designers like Kim Shui, Khaite, and Maryam Nassir Zadeh, the less fabric the better. A sheer number with underwear peeking through seems to be the most popular way to wear the trend. 


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While many indie brands have already forged the path for '70s-inspired and psychedelic prints, it seems that high-end designers are taking their own spin on things for 2022.


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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.


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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Jasmine Fox-Suliaman. 

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.

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