The biggest fashion stories in 2022

Valentino’s creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, dedicated his entire fall/winter collection at Paris Fashion Week to a scorching pink that made its way into dresses, suits and accessories.

The trend received an extra injection with the Barbiecore fashion boom anticipating the starring role of Margot Robbie in director Greta Gerwig’s film about the doll.

Rather than disappear, pink continues to play a role in upcoming collections by Christian Dior, Chanel, and Carolina Herrera.

“Fashion is always about dopamine”, says smart Genevieve, creative director of women’s fashion brand Ginger and Smart. “We select fashion based on our mood and how we want people to see us, and pink is a very emotional color and has always had the ability to take your breath away.”

Honorific mention: the power suit is gathering steam thanks to Julia Roberts, Michelle Obama and Cate Blanchett on the red carpet.

the lid

With the rise of digital media, the attention-grabbing power of front pages has diminished, forcing publishers to rely on shock value to generate excitement. The tried and true drawing power of a Kardashian only worked for Interview in September when Kim donned a jockstrap, but British Fashion he managed to take a more sophisticated route” to the top.

The stars on the cover.  Timothée Chalamet in the October issues of British Vogue and supermodel Linda Evangelista in the September issue.

The stars on the cover. Timothée Chalamet in the October issues of British Vogue and supermodel Linda Evangelista in the September issue.

Actor Timothée Chalamet became the first solo male lead to grace the cover of the magazine’s October issue, his tousled locks perfectly captured by photographer Steven Meisel.

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“So a man on the print cover? Maybe he was waiting for the right man, ”he said. British Fashion editor Edward Enninful. “Certainly, I was hoping that we would all evolve a bit more, for the moment to feel right, for it to feel less like a ‘thing.’ She wanted it to feel effortless.”

Honorific mention: 90s supermodel Linda Evangelista was once again the center of attention in british Fashion September issue, following his experiences with CoolSculpting.

the dear departed

In a year that marked the loss of fashion greats like Issey Miyake, Thierry Mugler (whose brand is experiencing a super renaissance, thanks to a host of famous millennial fans like Cardi B, Kylie Jenner and, locally, Melissa Leong in the NGV Gala) and Vivienne Westwood, it was the death of Queen Elizabeth that arguably left the biggest dent in the fashion sphere.

Queen Elizabeth (left) with Vogue fashion editor Anna Wintour at the Richard Quinn show at London Fashion Week in 2018

Queen Elizabeth (left) with Vogue fashion editor Anna Wintour at the Richard Quinn show at London Fashion Week in 2018Credit:access point

For 70 years, the Queen has praised a dedication to British design, bold colors (a tactic to help her stand out in a crowded photograph) and sustainability. No one to shout her “green” credentials from the rooftops of Buckingham Palace. She left it to her son, King Charles, before he acceded to the throne. she marries her staff.

One of the Queen’s biggest fashion moments in recent times is when she sat in the front row next to Fashion the magazine’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour at Richard Quinn’s show at London Fashion Week in 2018. In deference to this honour, Quinn paid tribute to the late monarch at her most recent show, which took place just a few weeks after his death.

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Honorific mention: Andre Leon Talley, once Wintour’s right-hand man in FashionHe died at the age of 73 of a heart attack in January, months after publishing his memoirs. the chiffon trenches. Those unfamiliar with his big personality should add the fly-on-the-wall documentary. the september issue to your list of Christmas movies.

The looks we want to leave behind in 2022

Blame it on Miu Miu, blame it on Julia Fox (who was in a relationship with Kanye West for a hot minute), but the skimpy miniskirt, cousin to ultra-low-rise jeans, was a trend most of us will be happy to see. the back to come Traditional Scottish farewell song time.

Low points (from left)... Julia Fox, Nicole Kidman in the Miu Miu skirt at Vanity Fair, a Christian Siriano cropped dress.

Low points (from left)… Julia Fox, Nicole Kidman in the Miu Miu skirt at Vanity Fair, a Christian Siriano cropped dress.Credit:Getty

Debuting on the runway in October 2021, the skirt was a harbinger of the return of the aughts’ “hero chic” and a disturbing, if important, conversation about fashion’s cult of thinness. Australian actress Nicole Kidman played a supporting role in the drama when she appeared in a skirt on the cover of vanity fair.

Honorific mention: Daring cuts that require not only specialized (or not) undergarments, but also a step-by-step movement guide with care label have gone to new extremes. We’re paying more than ever for less material, and it’s time for designers to use the pinking shears sparingly again. No one needs to see half a pelvis with their lunch in Bondi or Sorrento this summer.

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