2022 is going to be an exciting year in fashion—we can just feel it.
Despite tightening regulations due to the omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus spreading, brands are cautiously making their return to the fashion week calendar. Even Gucci has announced that it will rejoin Milan Fashion Week in February, after two years off the traditional calendar.
But there’s a lot more than just schedule changes to get us excited for the new year—there’s plenty of fodder for the fashion industry to buzz about. From Phoebe Philo’s imminent return to the runway with her eponymous label, to new creative directors showing their first collections for heritage brands, and the big question hovering over Louis Vuitton, it’s never been a more exciting time for the avid fashion lover and observer.
Here, all the major events and talking points you will need to know in the fashion world this year.
Phoebe Philo returns to the runway
This is the year that Phoebe Philo finally returns to the runway. Announcing the debut of her eponymous label (of which LVMH has already taken a minority stake), the former creative director of French fashion brand Céline has whipped up the fashion community into a frenzy over what she will bring to the table, given her formidable fanbase among consumers (who call themselves “Philophiles” affectionately). It will be interesting to see what Philo has in mind for a post-pandemic era in fashion that favours comfort over everything else, although we’re pretty confident that anything the designer puts out will be an instant commercial hit.
Read more about Philo’s new brand here.