Trendstop gives our readers a glimpse into New York Fashion Week’s Spring Summer 2022 edition.
New York Fashion Week has returned after a long hiatus. There are often physical runway shows held outdoors in locations throughout the city. Many big-name designers have moved to Paris and Milan in recent years. However, many established designers have returned to New York and are quickly establishing themselves as an event for exciting and up-and-coming designers.
Recent collections have seen the Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy intent on dressing the real woman, in a collection meant for movement and presented as a business-meets-nightlife series of pieces. With the windy location, billowing skirts, beaded fringing and large flowing capes that pushed out behind models, while draped dresses and naked feet celebrated the natural beauty of the earth, the collection featured billowing dresses, skirts, and beaded fringe.
Joseph Altuzarra was another designer who returned to New York and rediscovered his roots. He reintroduced the shibori dyeing techniques used in his spring 2016 collection, creating separates and dresses that were layered with bikini tops made from the same richly-coloured patterns. This time, the dyeing was done with knits, which is a popular category for many designers. The garments were a blend of everyday wearability and magical, hand-rendered touches. They looked elegant yet simple, just like the modern woman would want.
Peter Do’s collection, one of the most anticipated at NYFW, was a tribute both to water and fluidity through his work, his family and his immigrant roots. The collection was an exploration of traditional Vietnamese ao di, with details derived from family photos, as shown in the rich, rose-inspired embroidery on the final pieces. The emphasis was on functionality, and removing excess. Do’s four-piece signature suit is now made up of lighter-weight separates to meet the demands of his expanding customer base.