The last stop of fashion’s world tour, Paris dazzled us once again with a packed roster of runway shows and presentations. As a destination that’s long been home to a number of storied fashion houses and big-name designers, the City of Lights is the place to go when you want to witness Fashion with a capital F.
After a year of virtual presentations and digital lookbooks, designers unleashed their latest collections with a mountain of showstopping moments: The Simpsons made an appearance at Balenciaga; Miu Miu showed us the real meaning of micro-mini; Cardi B turned out the streets of Paris in a plethora of looks. But in between the viral moments were a lot of great clothes and accessories—so good our eyes are still digesting.
With heavy hitters such as Valentino, Givenchy, and Dries Van Noten in the fashion week lineup, you know you’re in store for a trend forecast of the ages. After analyzing the collections, we’ve narrowed it down to the seven trends that were simply too dominant to ignore, ranging from shimmering sequins to rebellious takes on the preppy aesthetic and more. Take note because these will be in your face all 2022.
We’ve talked a lot about the preppy fashion revival that fashion insiders can’t seem to get enough of, and it’s not slowing down in 2022. Actually, it’s picking up even more steam. This time around, preppy dress codes have been redefined and reimagined—and the back-to-school uniform is different from what you might remember. Cable-knit sweaters with hot pants? Why not? Micro low-rise pleated skirts and a bare midriff? Miu Miu approves with one of the most buzzed-about looks from Paris Fashion Week. This is a trend you’ll want to keep an eye on.