Couture Week 2022 returns in full swing bringing in the live audiences and fashion fanatics after virtual presentations were utilized for safety during the pandemic in 2020. A taste for opulent fashion after a year inside is prevalent as designers took to the runways to present their post-pandemic couture looks. Heritage houses like Chanel and Dior stayed true to the classics presenting timeless silhouettes with an effortless chicness while houses like Schiaparelli and Pyer Moss created museum-grade pieces that blend the worlds of art and fashion. Check out the six biggest trends pulled from the runways at 2022 Couture Week below.
The large, full-skirting finds purpose following a pandemic which fueled our attachments to comfy clothes. Both comfortable and stylish, the full skirt conjures a sense of romanticism as seen in the full feminine silhouettes at Chanel‘s couture show by Creative Director Virginie Viard and at Christian Dior from Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Comfortable oversized silhouettes are continuously interpreted across the latest couture runways. At Jean Paul Gaultier, the oversize chemise and layers of tulle and flouncy hoop skirts presented innovative construction. At Balenciaga, under the leadership of Creative Director Demna Gvasalia, the architectural legacy of Cristóbal Balenciaga made a comeback. The oversized shirts, bathrobes, utility jackets, and dresses experiment with volume and taking up space as presence.
Fabrics that give a garment a life of its own rhythm in every footstep are realized by only the best couture craftsmanship. At Elie Saab, the favored croquet makes its feature on a strapless ballgown where the dress appears larger-than-life with a garden peeping out of the dress. The vibrant layering of plump ruffled gowns bring an energy of lightness. 24-year-old French designer Charles de Vilmorin showcased his first couture collection with using feathered details against all-black garments to show dynamic movement, even when it comes to solid coloring.
Jewelry on your dress reinvents how energy transforms itself from the moment you walk in the room. The sparkling sequins from Azzaro by Olivier Theyskens evoke a disco ’70s glam where the artesian work of embroidery decorates the body. At Armani, the organza layering combined the translucent fabric with beading to create a sensory dream space of vibrant illusions.
Impressionistic pastel color palettes echoed nature were prevalent in collections across Couture Week. The pale pinks, mother of pearl whites, lavender purple, and creamy beiges dominated runways at Kim Jones’s Fendi and Viktor & Rolf. Adapting the colors of the natural perhaps bore from the worldly desire to travel and our connection with the outside world over the past year.
Several shows this season instilled a sculptural value to their work that blurs the lines between art and fashion. At Schiaparelli, Daniel Roseberry‘s sumptuous flower corset, bronchi breast plate, and mirror belt transformed the body into a walking piece of art utilizing metal world. At Kerby Jean-Raymond’s Pyer Moss, the designer his debut as the first Black designer invited to present Haute Couture. The collection told an artistic and powerful story of Black American erasure with an oversized cellular telephone attached to a dress, beaded fringed lampshade hat, and peanut butter jar dress.
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