Top Fashion Designer Ideas for 2022
A bit of the momentous Y2K aesthetic and a bit of the new. With that in mind, fashionistas embraced the fashion of 2022. For those wanting a ringside view, draw vicarious pleasure from coverage of high fashion events, or while leafing through glossy magazines and surfing social media sites. Fashion 2022, is an exciting, eclectic mix of retro inspirations, as also classic attire made to look ‘au courant’.
1. Beads and Sequins Embellishments
A quick dressy makeover to set in a celebratory mood can be easily wrought using beads and sequins added as borders or trimmings to a dress. Those shiny, dainty sequins can add much brightness to your attire if that is your style. You can create a ‘70s Punk look with an embellished mini dress with stockings and boots, topping off with an oversized puffer jacket. Shiny beads and sequins can be switched on or glued on to decorate an old pair of jeans, a top or a blouse and add layers as per the season or the setting.
Long or short, dresses are turned automatically chic and transform into attractive head turners. They are meant to be a rage this fashion season. Cut-outs are a major trend this season, on runways and red- carpet evenings, and draws inspiration from the Y2K aesthetic. The style is unorthodox and chic at the same time. Cut-out looks go with asymmetrical tight tops, body hugging long dresses and pants as well. Great option. Look casual or formally dressed with this look.
3. Jackets with Fringes
Fringes on jackets give a ‘wild wild west’ flavour to a look, that has once again returned. Ponchos and jackets of all styles can have this fun element that give off a rugged charm. Apart from denims, this trimming go well with on blazers, coats, and capes. It’s a good layering that matches with long skirts, boots, and flared trousers. Popular colour shades used in any attire with fringes are brown, camel, cream, and khaki.
4. Experimenting with Incongruous Prints
All along we have been conscious to wear prints that match, and paired with solid colours, or two different prints that somehow blended well. Now come 2022, and those concepts are well over, and prints that clash are now in vogue. Mixing and matching at will – be it snakeskin print, or the ‘70s jazzed up prints, or multi-coloured ones that appear on knee-high boots teamed with a busy turtle neck printed tops, are all trending high. What make these pairings stand out are trench coats, long coats and jackets in solid colours like navy and black, worn over these ‘mis-matched’ items.
5. Ruched Dresses
These gathered dresses are a reminder of the iconic Red Carpet and Hollywood celebrity looks, but now have been given a modern twist. The ‘off shoulder’ ruched dress has been styled to create a smart casual appearance, instead of just a formal one. Its versatility allows its suitability as a mini dress with an abundance of gathering, an asymmetrical shoulder dress, or on a skirt. These ruched versions can be sported with knee-length boots, sneakers or plain sandals.
6. Long Leather and PU Coats
Long leather and PU coats are an update yet again from a Y2K style, and of course the weather plays an important part. Colours this season for this fashionable outer wear are a smart two-tone design, in neutrals in rich dark browns, and the all-time time favourite- classic black. Looks good over sleeveless shirts, skirts or trousers. You can notch up your style quotient with this piece for sure, and keep warm at the same time.
7. Body-Hugging Catsuits
If you wish to flaunt an hour-glass figure and look trendy for the season, then the catsuit is a perfect fit. This body-skimming outfit is suitable for almost all occasions, looks formal, smart and creates a svelte look. Dark solid colours look good and so do neutrals, but what looks particularly exciting are the Prada or Pucci inspired patterns, and accessorised with a matching handbag. Put on those mod sunglasses and prowl around like the cool ‘cat thief’ (from the movies, that is!).
8. Oversized Suits, Coats, and Trouser Sets in Naturals and Stone
Oversize looks ‘oversized’ when worn by someone slim and tall. The season saw oversized suits in natural colours doing great on and off fashion runways. Add style and panache with this versatile ensemble for anytime wear, office or leisure. Stilettos show up the oversize even better, with more height.
Similarly, stone coloured pant suits and coats are the flavour of the season. While they are an excellent work wear option offering both formality and style, they are apt for outings in formal settings. What’s more, the neutral shade is a perfect canvas to accessorise with, adding pops of colour to an ensemble. Yellows, oranges and blues or your favourite hue can brighten up the look against the smooth and calming stone-coloured tones.
9. Beret Hats
Bring home the ‘Gay Paris’ vibe with this beret, and it’s trending majorly thanks to the Fashion Week Fall Season. Look chic with the beret worn at an angle and see your appearance transform with ease.
10. Look elegant in Pearls
The all-time classic piece, a pearl necklace or a pearl detailing is now a fashion statement. Pearls add elegance and their inherent properties of lustre and sheen give off an opulent look. The season’s indulgence has been on pearl embellishments that appear as bag straps, decorative vests, jackets, and dresses alike. There are off beat ways of wearing pearls that is in vogue such as cross shoulder worn over a top, a pearl encrusted vest worn over a shirt, or multi-stranded pearl strings that design a gown. Best worn over a solid dark colour, and black is a favourite choice here.
11. Green framed Sunglasses
Yet another Y2K styling are these classic green-framed sunglasses. They look ever so stylish, with lenses tinted brown or black. Look cool in these verdant shades dressed in neutral palettes, or colour-coordinate the sunglasses with a matching green top or accessories in similar colours. Whatever attire you pick, your green pair of shades is sure to stand out as a statement piece. Using similar hues, such as teal, aqua, and lemon are recommended.
12. Over the Knee Boots
Over the Knee boots have always been a ‘head turner’, giving an ultra-modern edge to any ensemble, whatever the occasion may be. Was cool then, as much as it is now. There is a variety of patterns ranging from the skin-tight to lose, slouchy ones that one can spice things up. The Over the Knee boots look just right when paired with a mini skirt, a coat dress, shorts and dresses. Apart from creating the illusion of elongated legs, they can create killer looks with colours and patterns and detailing that are chosen for this footwear. Try nailing Over the Knee boots in cherry red, or sparkly Lurex, or even Swarovski crystals encrusted. Bold and beautiful is an apt description for this item.
That accessories have a significant part to play in the fashion aesthetics of 2022, is evident from their displays at the Fashion Weeks and street views. Accessories not only help complete a look, but it’s also the carefully selected ‘add on’ as we may think of accessories, that can make a huge difference to a look.
The contemporary versions of Y2K aesthetics make for an interesting study of fashion sensibilities of 2022. Creativity and ‘off beat’ design thinking is a winning combination here… and the fashionistas are going to town with all this.