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A Review of New York Fashion Week: Spring 2022 Edition

As usual for me every September, New York Fashion Week takes over my social media feeds. As an avid follower I love to review the week’s most constant trends after the fact. So, here we go:

(DISCLAIMER: These are just my opinions. Please wear whatever you want.)

Bubble Hem:

BUBBLE SKIRTS ARE BACK! One of my favorite trends that I constantly wore as a child is finally back and I couldn’t be happier. I will be buying myself one. I’d also like to point out that both Christian Siriano and Prabal Gurang pulled a Serena van der Woodsen moment with green mini dress versions. 

Fringe:

Everything from 20s flapper-inspired from Rodarte to 70s western from Proenza Schouler. Personally I MUCH prefer the 20s flapper fringe. It’s classy and glamorous. 

Pastels:

Markarian and Rodarte showed off some gorgeous pastel dresses that would make Miranda Priestly eye roll from the predictability. Either way, they were gorgeous gowns. 

The LBD:

Personally, I think Michael Kors has lost its luxury a little bit after seeing almost every mall shopper in Chicago carry a Michael Kors bag that was probably from Marshall’s, but I have to admit that his Spring 2022 urban romance themed line was jaw-dropping. As a lover of the little black dress, I was in love with all of his designs. Personally, this is one closet item I can’t live without and believe everyone should have. 

Preppy Prints:

Blair Waldorf would be proud to see prints like houndstooth and tartan plaid on the runways, and so am I. Personally, I think these are some of the most timeless trends. Plaid can be feminine, alternative, casual and professional depending on how you style it. It’s so versatile.

Black, White and Red All Over:

Wes Gordon’s gorgeous Spring 2022 collection for Carolina Herrera featured a versatile color palette (and personally my most-used color palette) of black, white and red. 

Sequins:

Just saying, it’s 100 percent acceptable to wear sequins during the day. Who cares if it’s eye-catching? Stand out! I love sequins. They’re a fun way to dress an outfit up and an even funner way to make a statement. Go for it!

Bras As Tops:

YES! Show off that body confidence! It’s fun, flirty and empowering! Go for it!

Sheer:

Who says that summer is the only time for sheer clothing? With some creativity and styling, sheer can work for the fall season coming up too. Plus, it’s great to show off that body confidence without being too revealing. Or you can go for a full Khaite moment and strut your stuff.

Trippy Patterns:

I guess the Hippie era is back. Personally, this isn’t my thing, but if it’s yours check out Anna Sui’s line. She loves a good 70s moment.

Two Pieces:

If Maddy Perez has taught us anything it is that nothing makes a more powerful fashion statement than a matching two piece. They are very versatile and can be worn many different ways. 

Bright Colors:

Brandon Maxwell, Christian Siriano, Moschino and Prabal Gurung had some of the most colorful shows of fashion week. So, as someone who literally only wears black and maroon, maybe try some color in your fall wardrobe.

Child’s Play:

With the rise of Kindergarten Core and Y2K, it seems nostalgic fashion is on the rise and Moschino’s Jeremy Scott took full advantage with his Care Bear-esque line. What’s wrong with being a little nostalgic after all?

Hello! My name is Sami Gotskind! I am a Theatre Performance major, Journalism minor from Chicago, and I am a writer for both Her Campus KU and Her Campus National! I love film, TV, fashion, pop culture, history, music, and feminism. You could describe me as an old soul, an avid tea drinker, a self-proclaimed fashionista, a pro-Reputation Swiftie, an Audrey Hepburn lover, a Euphoria fanatic, a future New Yorker, and a Blair Waldorf biased Gossip Girl historian. Look out for me on your TV screens in the near future! Thank you for reading my articles!
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