In the past few months, the fashion and art industries have faced alarming uncertainty, deconstruction, but also a glimmer of hope. However, September and October brought redemption and liberation. Fashion shows returned, and the catwalks came alive again.
During the women’s fashion week, renowned designers from Copenhagen, New York, Milan, and Paris showcased their latest SS22 collections. Alongside feminine silhouettes, they also presented captivating men’s looks. Today, we bring you the highlights from these exciting weeks.
Let’s start with one of the most surprising moments: Donatella Versace proved her reign as the queen of the runway spectacle with the SS22 reveal. Not only did she feature unexpected models like JLo in previous shows, but this time she opened and closed the show with the runway newcomer, Dua Lipa. The star-studded lineup included Naomi Campbell, Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Irina Shayk, and Lourdes Leon, creating an intimate and personal experience.
Another standout collection was the Spring/Summer 2022 Prada collection by co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons. They explored the concept of seduction and the expression of sexuality through clothing. By stripping down and exposing the body, they translated the elegance of evening wear into a versatile wardrobe. The show took place simultaneously in Milan and Shanghai, connecting two different worlds through modern technology.
Courrèges made a striking impression with their collection held at the Bois de Vincennes in Paris. Inspired by memories of joyous parties, Nicolas Di Felice and Erwan Sene crafted festival wear mixed with the iconic Courrèges style. From parkas and bombers to heritage coats and trapeze skirts, the collection beautifully blended counterculture archetypes with atelier craftsmanship.
Acne’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection found its place in the fashion conversation with a bold and daring approach. Floral-print blouses, corsets, and fitted skirts brought a touch of anachronism, while sheer, clingy, and midriff-baring designs added sensuality. Acne’s creative director, Johansson, aimed to capture the attention of Gen Z shoppers and position the brand at the forefront of fashion trends.
Olivier Rousteing celebrated Balmain’s 10th anniversary at Paris Fashion Week, accompanied by the Balmain Festival. The collection showcased high-waisted bodysuits, leather, and golden accents, exuding a powerful and sexy vibe. The event supported the HIV/AIDS fighting organization RED, merging music, dance, cinema, and art.
Miu Miu’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection by Miuccia Prada delved into referencing and researching reality to create something new. Among the highlights were the revival of low-waisted skirts, reminiscent of the ’90s. Classic foundations like trousers, sweaters, and blazers were reimagined with a new balance of proportion. Raw edges and exposed construction elements added a touch of spontaneity. With a collaboration with New Balance, Miu Miu even teased a potential menswear comeback.
The notion of reworking existent pieces extends to a collaboration with New Balance – the 574sneaker is re-proposed in white, khaki or blue denim, with raw-cut edges. We are ready for a MIUMIU Mens comeback !