New York Has Spoken—These 8 Trends Will Be Everywhere in 2022

·4 min read

New York Fashion Week has come and gone, and after getting a chance to see clothes in person again, we're excited to give you the digital download on the standout trends we saw come down the runways. From our favorite small brands such as Sandy Liang and Maryam Nassir Zadeh to the coveted collections of Proenza Schouler and Khaite, there was a lot to love this show season. We're talking about full-on fringe, sheer fabrics galore, and cutouts continuing on. It's safe to say you should start getting excited about 2022 fashion.

We're not expecting you to take time out of your busy day to look through hundreds of runway images, but lucky for you, it's been our job this past week to take notes and give a short cheat sheet on the best of the shows. Trust us when we say the trends below will start popping up on the market and among the fashion set come 2022.

Of all the things we saw grace the runways in New York, delicate tie details were a theme that definitely surprised us. All manner of straps—from waist floss to elongated chokers and ties wrapped on top of the garments—were outfit additions we spotted on the runways of Altuzarra, Bevza, and Jonathan Simkhai, and although these thin ties were subtle, they instantly added interest to the looks.

Shop the trend:

Maryam Nassir Zadeh Beige Ivo Tank Top ($255)

Lioness Hideaway Crop Shirt ($79)

Sorry to be the bearers of controversial news, but somebody had to say it: low rises are here to stay. According to the spring runways in New York, hemlines are sinking ever lower, and this time, it's not only in the context of a Y2K revival look. Although, they were aplenty. We also saw low rises featured in more minimalist ensembles, like this white skirt set at Staud.

Shop the trend:

Aya Muse Emerald Skirt in Black ($340)

BDG Low-Rise Cowgirl Jeans ($69)

While fringe was usually a moment reserved for accessories or boho-esque styles, it was seen on the runways in full force. Rodarte brought out party-perfect sequined versions, and Jonathan Simkhai sent neutral options down the runway, so there will be variations to choose from come spring.

Shop the trend:

Zara Fringed Flowy Top ($40)

Petit Kouraj Mini Fringe Bag ($375)

In case we haven't said it enough, 2021 is the year of the cutout. The trend really took hold this spring and summer, but given the recent collections for next spring that we viewed last week, the eye-catching silhouettes aren't going anywhere. In fact, they're only getting spicier. We're bookmarking exposed-skin LBDs like the ones presented by Christian Siriano and Victor Glemaud to wear next spring (or, honestly, to start tapping in now).

Shop the trend:

Mach & Mach Cutout Midi Dress ($975)

Alexis Elisabet Dress ($345)

Ready your RSVPs, folks, because after-dark dressing is coming for your closet in 2022. High-shine fabrics like luxe lamé, sheeny satin, and stunning sequins are going to have a big moment next season, and with options ranging from slinky dresses to sharp suiting, there are plenty of ways to get in on it.

Shop the trend:

Zara Metallic Draped Dress ($50)

Tibi Metallic Nylon Pull on Joggers ($395)

According to designers like Kim Shui, Khaite, and Maryam Nassir Zadeh, the less fabric the better. A sheer number with underwear peaking through seems to be the most popular way to don the trend.

Shop the trend:

Norma Kamali Super Oversized Boyfriend Shirt Bodysuit ($155)

Lovers + Friends Manu Dress ($188)

While many indie brands have already forged the path for '70s-inspired and psychedelic prints, it seems that high-end designers are taking their own spin on things for 2022.

Shop the trend:

Mandinga Kira Shirt ($105)

ASOS Design Coordinating Tie Hem Wrap Top ($28)

While tiny bags have their moments, practicality is in the spotlight, as oversize shopper bags were seen on the runways of Tory Burch and Bevza. New Yorkers are known for schlepping bags around, so it's no surprise that brands have opted for large carryalls this fashion week.

Shop the trend:

Mango Buckle Cross-Body Bag ($60)

Chloé Woody Medium Leather-Trimmed Wool Tote ($990)

Next up: Go Behind the Scenes at NYFW With Model Lauren Chan

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

Read More from Who What Wear