For SS22, there was a return to normalcy, as designers reclaimed the runway for the first time since the pandemic began. From back-to-business essentials with a twist and dawn-to-dark minis to statement shirts that will elevate the daily, the collections were imbued with a lively functionality, meshing the delight of getting dressed with the utilitarian character of pieces that will carry you through. It's no wonder that we can't wait to wear these elegant and useful pieces.
Back to Business
Back-to-business vibes were all over the SS22 runways, with cool, crisp shirting, loose pants, and blazers.When the moment comes, these pieces will take you from the boardroom to the bar. To nail the look right now, go for crisp cotton shirts or go all in with statement suiting.
The mini comeback
Skin was back in full force on the runways for spring, with designers embracing a subtle sensuality not seen in previous seasons (for obvious pandemic reasons) – and the mini made a stunning comeback. The sky-high hemlines were seen everywhere, whether in the form of a dress or a skirt.
In recent seasons, this adaptable, everyday classic has become a go-to ally, and its relevance for SS22 shows no signs of slowing. These pull-on-and-go dresses, reimagined as a summer-ready outfit with lightweight knits that offer a warm-weather touch, will be ideal for packing in your beach tote to fight off the early evening chills.
Designers imagined an after-dark that was illuminated with lively, fluid gowns that were bold, colorful, and stunning. Perfect for enhancing sun-kissed skin. This season, there are a variety of bright styles to brighten even the darkest winter nights. These rich jewel tones are appealing all year, but they'll stand out even more in the summer.