The Best Runway Looks From New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2022
- Tom FordTom Ford
- Thom BrowneThom Browne
- Private PolicyPrivate Policy
- Carolina HerreraCarolina Herrera
- Gabriela HearstGabriela Hearst
- Naeem KhanNaeem Khan
- Brandon MaxwellBrandon Maxwell
- Michael KorsMichael Kors
- LaQuan SmithLaQuan Smith
- Prabal GurungPrabal Gurung
- Peter DoPeter Do
- Proenza SchoulerProenza Schouler
- 3.1 Phillip Lim3.1 Phillip Lim
Tatler Asia’s edit of the best runway moments from New York Fashion Week SS22
Has fashion week finally returned to normal (or a new normal), post-pandemic? Looking at New York Fashion Week, which traditionally kicks off the month-long marathon of fashion shows in the world’s fashion capitals, you’d be surprised at how buzzy and exciting the scene has become once again. Fashion shows are packed, editors and celebrities are emerging to perch on the front rows once again, and the runways are better than ever with fresh new ideas for the season ahead. Scroll down to see Tatler Asia’s edit of the very best runway looks from New York, and check back daily to keep up to date with the latest shows.
Who: Tom Ford
The Inspiration: Razzle dazzle glamour, unabashed opulence, gold chains, metallics, notice-me athleisure
The Quote: “Mostly, I think that this is a hopeful collection and at a moment when we all need hope. We need that now more than ever,” Ford wrote in his show notes.
Who: Thom Browne
The Inspiration: J.G. Ballard’s “The Garden of Time”, the Greek and Roman galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sculpture, genderless fashion, classic suiting with a twist, sharp tailoring
Who: Private Policy
The Inspiration: Their theme “Urban Plants: Good for the Planet, Good for the Mind”, eco-awareness, plants, organic matter, club kids
The Quote: “This season we’re really exploring the idea of urban settings, with this organic form of plants and how these total opposite elements can mesh together so beautifully. We were really looking at how people fill their apartments with plants and just feel happier,” Siying Qu, one half of the brand, told Vogue.
Who: Caroline Herrera
The Inspiration: Clothes to go out and be seen in, statement-making silhouettes, fresh, vibrant colours, feminine glamour
The Quote: “Our woman is not a wallflower, she’s not shy; she loves getting dressed and expressing herself. There is always that component of chic but she plays with her clothes. It’s not timid,” the brand’s creative director Wes Gordon told WWD.
Who: Gabriela Hearst
The Inspiration: New York art dealer Hester Diamond, Native American weaving and handcraft, natural landscapes, geodes, healing crystals
The Quote: “Being able to create beautiful pieces that are desirable and at the same time that empower others is probably one of the most satisfying personal experiences,” Hearst said in her press notes.
The Inspiration: Crochet, cottagecore meets skate culture, wildflowers, alpine forests, magic mushrooms
Who: Naeem Khan
The Inspiration: Bright neon colours, underwater corals, chinoiserie, spring florals, Majorca tiles, animal prints
The Quote: “In a world that surrounds us with darkness, we find the light in togetherness, that drives in inspiration, and fire the passion,” said Naeem Khan in his show notes.
The Inspiration: The power of nature, mushrooms, poppies, sunshine, the outdoors, Roswell
Who: Brandon Maxwell
The Inspiration: Psychedelic patterns, gingham, metallics, stripes, magic mushrooms,
The Quote: “I wanted to do something that felt authentic. When I started I was maybe insecure about not having a fashion education, so I felt I needed to be more serious. But I’m not that serious a person. During the pandemic, I decided that if I got the opportunity ever again, I’d like to do it as me,” Maxwell told Vogue in an interview.
The Inspiration: Patterns (houndstooth, Madras check, tartan), trompe l’oeil details on shirts and bags, baseball, NYC landmarks and restaurants, ’90s aesthetic
The Quote: “Spring presents my vision of a new vocabulary of American fashion inspired by our 80-year heritage through the lens of the next generation. A celebration, too, of the colourful, upbeat optimism of Coach’s first designer Bonnie Cashin, it’s a collection I designed in response to the times we are living through—and a collective wish for a better, brighter future,” said Stuart Vevers in his show notes.
Who: Michael Kors
The Inspiration: Tailoring, summer sexiness, body positivity, wardrobe classics, refined elegance, lots of sparkle, urban romance, New York City’s Central Park
The Quote: “How do you do romance that’s not about ruffles and frippery, with a cleanliness and sharpness? It was really an urban/romantic tug of war,” Michael Kors told WWD.
Who: LaQuan Smith
The Inspiration: The ’70s, disco glam, New York’s Empire State Building, partying, ladies of leisure (with a twist)
The Quote: “New York is back, baby. This is an iconic time and when we’ve come from a year of just chaos and craziness I think that we need to continue to find ways to celebrate and uplift people,” the designer told Harper’s BAZAAR.
The Inspiration: Moschino founder Franco Moschino’s classic suits, pastel cartoon animals, not-so-prim ladies who lunch, Fran Drescher’s The Nanny
The Quote: “It’s very ladies who lunch, but it’s also nursery rhymes, so it’s baby lady. There’s also a wink to The Nanny. Fran Drescher wore so much Franco Moschino, iconic little suits that were such a signature of the brand and that moment,” Jeremy Scott said.
Who: Prabal Gurung
The Inspiration: Gender fluidity, feathers, classic American sportswear, Madras fabric, gingham, highlighter bright colours
The Quote: “Over the summer, going to the protests, the trans rally, going to places like Happy Fun Hideaway in Brooklyn, which is a non-binary space... I just wanted to create a collection that could show to the world what beauty can look like. I honestly feel like the world is better with women,” the designer said backstage at his show.
Who: Peter Do
The Inspiration: The Vietnamese ao dai, roses, pin sharp tailoring, relaxed sensibility
The Quote: “I wanted to show the skyline as a nod to the point of arrival for my parents, which is why I’m here,” the designer told WWD. “...I’ve been thinking a lot about Vietnam...through the hazy lens of the women who brought me up.”