Although many brands present their men’s and women’s collections at separate shows, many trends overlap and can be worn by both genders. Designers offer many trends that don’t fit into a specific gender category for the Spring-Summer 2022 and Resort seasons. This highlights a growing trend to abandon labels. We analyzed five gender-neutral trends to be the hottest next season.
The tank top
For decades, the tank top has been a staple in women’s wardrobes. But it will be even more popular next summer. There are many styles that can be worn up or down, including oversized and ribbed knits. What has caught our attention is the fact that most designs can be worn by both men and women. Courreges has seen a fishnet shirt that can be worn alone or layered. Dhruva Kapoor was more interested in metallic textures and brightly coloured details at Dolce &. Gabbana’s timeless white tank was in fashion. Atlein showcased a silky orange version of Vetements’ flower iteration, while Vetements displayed a similar one. Christian Wijnants created a knitted version in black, white, and green for its Resort 2022 collection. Their commonality? They will all blend seamlessly in the closets of both men and women.
The oversized blazer
Blazers can be used to make an outfit from scratch. They will be especially large for Spring-Summer 2022. The only difference between the men’s and womens’ designs is the way they are cut. Alberta Ferretti chose a brown safari-inspired version, while AMI Paris presented a whole collection of blazers that are either double- or single-breasted and cut in large quantities. Balenciaga jackets are often extravagantly shaped. Comme Des Garcons Homme Plus showed a white version with fringes. COOL (tm*) chose a bright red version and The Row a longer design.
The midi skirt
Next summer, the midi skirt will be big in both men’s and women’s wardrobes. Although the midi skirt has been a small part of menswear collections, it will make a strong comeback in Spring-Summer 2022. Thom Browne has shown a pleated pinstripe version, paired with a matching jacket, and a paired-back, printed beige version at Sean Suen. A total-black top was adorned with drawstrings at Balmain. Adeam showcased a striped design, while Blumarine displayed a cargo-inspired style in army green.
The bow blouse
The bow blouse is a staple in preppy fashion. It’s a classic in both men’s and women’s wardrobes. Saint Laurent was the first to showcase a variety of pussy bow blouses. Anthony Vaccarello’s summer collection revolves around this statement, whether it is a timeless white shirt with a gold metallic bow and a black striped one. A crisp button-down was topped with an oversized cardigan and a bow brooch at Dunhill. Carolina Herrera chose a lightweight striped option. Coach offered a checked option. Paco Rabanne wore a printed total-look with a lavalliere collar.
The knitted vest
The knitted vest was originally a staple in men’s wear, but it has become a popular choice in womenswear. Tory Burch showed a navy blue sleeveless sweater layered over a printed shirt, while Burberry displayed a tan turtleneck version with matching cardigan. Robyn Lynch spotted a grey cable knit vest, while Namacheko showed a V-neck blue version. Dior Homme showcased a classic beige version with a graphic print.