Villa-Vogue: the recap of Fashion Week | Culture


There are over 100 different fashion weeks taking place all over the world, from Fiji to Panama or Vancouver to Rio de Janeiro. Rather than listing all the fashion shows our planet has to offer, let’s narrow it down to the group’s most popular fashion weeks – the “big four” if you will. The four big fashion weeks bring together the international fashion capitals: New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week.

The best fashion weeks are rolled out every February and September like clockwork so designers and fashion houses present the upcoming seasonal trends for buyers and the media. I guess Villa-Vogue falls under the media category, so I think it’s my duty and my responsibility to report the recap of the Big Four Fashion Weeks of Spring and Summer 2022.

New York Fashion Week is always scheduled to kick off the Big Four shows and never fails to disappoint. Overt femininity and the emphasis on party wear were two major themes for the NYFW Spring / Summer 2022 runway shows this year, as pieces embracing femininity and sexuality were clearly apparent.

Unlike its Parisian, English and Italian counterparts, NYFW impresses us with a more eclectic mix of young designers and young designers. This update offers viewers a little glimpse into the future of fashion. “Who decides the war”That’s exactly what he did during his presentation at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, which detailed models walking down a runway surrounded by jets and model helicopters. “Telfar”, destined to be one of the most promising luxury brands, has turned heads with its new line of sports bags and the announcement of Telfar TV, which is the brand’s own television channel. Other notable New York Fashion Week shows include “Willy Chavaria”, “Tombogo”, “Connor McKnight” and “Head of State”.

Over 90 parades took place during the five-day event, located from various neighborhoods in Brooklyn to the Empire State Building. Among the 90 shows, five big trends are set to take Spring and Summer 2022 by storm, all representing different color palettes and patterns to take your wardrobe to the next level:

Bikinis – Yes, bikinis have always been worn during the summer months, but this year swimsuits are taking a streetwear approach. Rather than wearing an ordinary top and bottom set, pair a bikini top with a pair of khakis, a pencil skirt, or a suit set.

Crochet – Traditional crochet knitting is back once again this coming season thanks to brands such as Gabriela Hearst and Ulla Johnson. Whether it’s shorts, a dress, a skirt, or even a pair of socks, crochet is back by popular demand in all shapes and colors.

Vichy – The Vichy pattern is back, folks. However, this time around, the gingham is incorporated into both sporty and chic pieces.

The nude dress – If it’s not see-through, we don’t want it. Dresses in black mesh or loose lace dominated NYFW. Favorite examples of this trend can be seen through Khaite’s collection, which pairs sheer floor-length maxi dresses with high-waisted black underwear.

All White – Shiny white is the new sleepwear. While black pieces have always been the go-to color after sunset, it’s time to give an all-white ensemble a chance. Many designers have introduced the trend with dresses incorporating cutouts at the belly to add a touch of elegance to the cleanliness provided by white clothes.

The second of the Big Four Fashion Weeks is London Fashion Week, whose main focal points this year have focused on innovative and forward-thinking designs. The creators of LFW have moved away from the theme of the health crisis that has been at the center of fashion for almost two years now. Instead, they’ve highlighted a wide range of themes as designers embrace their newfound freedom to showcase fashion that has been absent during the pandemic.

While British heavyweight brand Burberry was absent from this year’s program, designers such as Richard Pyo, Simone Rocha and Roksanda carried London Fashion Week through their notable catwalks. The main trends reported by LFW for the coming spring and summer include:

Neon – The neon color comes and goes in cycles with a creeping bang, followed by an extended dead period. Rather than being represented by sportswear, brands like Molly Goddard and Roksanda bring back vibrant hues through modernity and sophistication.

Necklines – LFW represented a collection of dresses whose common theme was strappy halter necklines. Designers like Dojaka and the Givenchy fashion house have represented the halter dress with extreme class and timelessness.

Denim Loose – Baggy jeans have been in fashion for as long as I can remember. However, this spring and summer, expect loose denim but to the extreme.

Cape Dresses – Cape dresses were by far one of the favorite trends of the London Fashion Week show. And no, I’m not talking about the superhero genre. Instead, the designers embodied elegant Greek dresses. Loose fit and floor-length, this stylish dress features a drape of fabric that runs down the back, covering the shoulders.

While the city of Milan is renowned for its ambitious luxury, many designers have focused on integrating practicality and streetwear. Milan Fashion Week returned in full swing for the spring and summer 2021 season as the catwalks used upbeat positivity as a focal point to celebrate the return of fashion shows.

As New York Fashion Week places more emphasis on emerging designers, Milan is known to broadcast bigger fashion houses. The most iconic house collaboration being Prada x Raf Simmons. For any fashion guru, this collaborative showcase comes straight out of a dream. Via a live stream, audiences in Milan and Shanghai watched Prada and Simons approach femininity through their showcase of reinvented bras and corsets with a very contemporary slant. Short lengths, clean lines and contrasting combinations of hard and soft fabrics offer a modern take on femininity.

Other notable MFW shows include Jil Sander, whose show focused on the emotional reasons for the purchases, and Marni, who not only dressed their models but their audiences as well. A host of trends have been predicted across the tracks presented in Milan which should be on all radars for the following months, including:

‘All Weather’ Party Wear – Designers including Ermannus Scervino have incorporated a range of sets that embody a mix of party wear and outerwear. While the idea might seem odd at first, sporty anoraks paired with sequenced floor pants and waterproof minidresses scream practicality. We certainly can not forget the presentation of the ponchos either. Thanks Max Mara.

New preparation – Milan have taken preparation to a whole new level with a ‘dark academy’ touch. The shows featured looks adorned with collared rugby shirts, checkered mini skirts and blazers. This BCBG fashion should not be confused with the Vineyard Vines stereotype. Think more “private school uniform, but make it fashionable.”

Early 2000s – The early 2000s made a slow comeback through Tik Tok in recent months, but MFW had an ode to double days. From sad low-rise jeans to extremely cropped evening tops, many looks have come straight from JLO and Beyoncé’s early closets on the catwalks.

Finally comes Paris Fashion Week, the conclusion of the one-month fashion marathon. PFW involved a mix of practicality and sophistication through a collaboration between streetwear and high fashion, as many shows were obsessed with understanding the reality of our present times.

Iconic presentations include Rick Owens, Raf Simons, Balmain, Acne Studios, Saint Laurent, Dior and the list goes on really long. Each show was one of a kind and brought in many new spring and summer trends including:

Mellow Yellow – In addition to the neon color scheme of London Fashion Week, Paris introduced soft tones of buttery yellow and dusty pink to look forward to in 2022. Givenchy was certainly a powerhouse on the runway when it came to yellow. pure clear accompanied by a low voice dijon.

His Becomes Her – Ambiguous fashion is increasingly becoming a favorite for the catwalks, the star being the loose costume sets. Thom Browne is an example of oversized suit sets shown at PFW with the absence of an undershirt, only keeping the top as a blazer on its own.

1980s – It looks like Spring and Summer 2022 will be all about time travel this year as the catwalks jump from the early 2000s in Milan to the 1980s in Paris. Balmain put on a stunning presentation emphasizing high volume pieces with statement accessories as an ode to this daring period in fashion.

And just like that, the spring-summer 2022 fashion season is over. Despite the differences in trends presented at each fashion week, each show had in common hope for the future. The catwalks have officially woken up from their two-year hibernation and proven to be making a comeback as if fashion never left. Although the September Fashion Marathon is over, fashion is not taking days off.

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