After two years of living under strict restrictions, finally, there was a chance to enjoy the physical shows. The Paris Fashion Week presented the latest trends for autumn/winter 2022 and the fashionistas all around the globe could not wait to fill the front rows and be at the centre stage. The showcased collections were unforgettable, innovative and bold.

Paris Fashion Week started with one of the most emotional shows of Virgil Abloh’s final collection for Off-White. It was a celebration of Virgil’s legacy, life and fearlessness that he left behind when suddenly passed away in November. He elevated the streetwear into high fashion, building up a path that no one dared before. However, his absence was not the only thing that made this fashion week more sentimental than ever before. A couple of days before Ukraine was invaded by Russia, evoking heavy and painful feelings inside all of us. This pointless war impacted Balenciaga’s creative director Demna Gvasalia who has lived through the terrors of the civil war in Georgia when he was young and was obliged to escape away from his home. Gvasalia dedicated the show to Ukraine and their “fearlessness, resistance, and the victory of love and peace.”

Off-White (Filippo Fior)
Balenciaga (Acielle Styledumonde)

Many brands have turned to classical pieces and given them a modern and subtle twist. Tweed took the spotlight at the Chanel show and brought us back to the era of Jackie O and the English countryside in the 60s. Saint Laurent created sophisticated pieces, accentuating the structure of classical coats, while Sacai blended them and produced dramatic silhouettes. Oversized, masculine shapes give an androgynous touch to each outfit.

Chanel; Saint Laurent; Sacai (Alessandro Lucioni)

Slouchy jeans always have a rebellious connotation and in combination with distressed jackets, tops like on Acne Studios runway give a grungy, 90s feel. A statement piece is a puffer coat or a jacket with the most original details and deconstructed silhouettes.

Acne Studios (Isidore Montag); Givenchy; Gauchere (Alessandro Lucioni)
Loewe (Filippo Fior); VTMNTS (Alessandro Lucioni); Rick Owens (Isidore Montag)

Armour-inspired clothes that dominated Balmain and Dior collections highlighted the human resilience and power that arises when confronting all the obstacles and misfortunes in life. Y2K trend is still going strong and bodycon dresses and cutouts are back in the game. Miu Miu stays with the stylish low-rise miniskirts and to achieve a preppy look, combine them with some high-knee socks like Hermés. Futuristic, sporty sunglasses will go great with every street style outfit, while Germanier’s accessory will lighten up even the gloomiest day.

Rochas (Alessandro Lucioni); Balmain (Armando Grillo); Dior (Alessandro Lucioni)
Ludovic de Saint Sernin (Isidore Montag); Miu Miu (Filippo Fior); Coperni
Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood (Isidore Montag); Hermés (Armando Grillo); Chanel (Alessandro Lucioni)
Balenciaga; Dior (Alessandro Lucioni); Acne Studios (Isidore Montag)
Germanier (AFP photo)

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