The Fall 2022 fashion shows wrapped up on Tuesday after weeks of events held across Europe. While many European designers were eager to return to pre-pandemic programming, the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24th tipped the mood of events in another direction. As the shows continued, some designers made gestures of solidarity with Ukraine. Giorgio Armani presented his collection in Milan in absolute silence, while Demna, the Georgian-born artistic director of Balenciaga, closed his show with two looks in the colors of the Ukrainian flag. Despite the news, some fashion houses have chosen joy. During Valentino’s presentation in Paris, the entire room and more than half of the clothes in the show were colored a scorching hot pink. At Louis Vuitton, artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière paid homage to adolescence with a collection including separate school uniforms and oversized rugby shirts. Humble wardrobe items like basic white tank tops became standout pieces in a season when simplicity seemed to be paramount. Model Kaia Gerber opened the Prada show in a white tank top, and another was seen at Bottega Veneta, whose new creative director Matthieu Blazy showed it off with a pair of fashionable leather jeans. But there was new proof that strong tailoring is going nowhere: there were oversized power suits by Alessandro Michele at Gucci and sleek tapered evening looks by Anthony Vaccarello at Saint Laurent. Here are all the highlights from the Fall/Winter 2022 shows.
A corset adds a feminine shape to a tailored look.
Although the Armani show was punctuated by silence, there was still plenty of glamor on display.
Opposites attract in a bold look of leather and lace.
A pair of leather jeans draws attention to creative director Matthieu Blazy’s debut collection.
Amber Valletta wears a nifty patchwork vest over a polished white coat.
A black dress with cutouts highlights the skin.
A classic trench is cinched in with a corseted waist.
Dolce & Gabbana
A side slit gives a sensual touch to the costume.
A long brocade princess coat inspired by the female artists of the 1930s.
Crushed velvet in ruby red stays cozy and festive.
Bella Hadid wears a sheer pink dress and teal gloves.
Power combinations and push-ups are a defining duo.
Red thigh-high boots to wear with an oversized jacket.
Neutral colors combine for an elevated ensemble.
An elegant striped sweater dress gives a look that is both comfortable and chic.
A tulle skirt pairs with green platforms.
Kendall Jenner wears a little black dress in tribute to the late designer Virgil Abloh.
Kaia Gerber opens the show with a simple white tank top.
Floating feathers add whimsy to a white mini dress.
A crisp cotton shirt brings a masculine touch to a ruffled floral dress.
Sleek layers are draped with ease in a look from the 2023 resort collection.
Gigi Hadid in an all black suit.
Precious Lee wears a corseted black dress.
A pair of bold shades complete an evening look.
A beige and yellow dress with cushion shaped cuffs.
A mini dress and matching coat in cashmere and lambskin.
Adut Akech is wearing a forest green skirt suit.
Mariacarla Boscono wears a radiant pink cape and pants look.
A blue dress swirls on a track inside a simulated snow globe.
A printed tie gives character to a cream button-up blouse.
A red tweed skirt suit is a simple solution for dressing in autumn.
The ultra-short miniskirt returns for another season.
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