Fashion trends come and go, as do the seasons that dictate our weather.
And with the trend cycle shorter than ever, it’s getting harder and harder to decipher which styles are timeless and will earn a place in the fashion zeitgeist, and which ones will disappear as quickly as they have. increase.
With a new season upon us, if you need some style inspiration, read our roundup of trends you won’t just see this season, but many more to come.
Battle of the hems
Hemlines have traveled far and near over the decades, from straight mini dresses of the 60s to knee-length dresses worn in the 1920s.
Fast forward to 2022 and the days of hemming as an indicator of a specific era are over.
This spring, everything is allowed when it comes to dress and skirt length. From minis to maxis and everything in between, consumers are choosing to dress in whatever style they are most comfortable with.
It’s time to retire your beloved neutrals, as there’s been a 180-degree shift from pandemic-era minimalist dressing to high-tension glamour.
This season, shimmering sequins, bold colors and over-the-top accessories will be everywhere as leading Australian designers embrace the pursuit of dopamine.
For example, Perth eveningwear designer Natalie Rolt – usually synonymous with the ‘less is more’ look – recently released a series of yellow sequin designs for her 2022/2023 Evening collection, which they call a “modern interpretation of the quintessence”.
Sheer is the new black
Whether it’s sheer fabrics, crochet cutouts or delicate knits, one thing we’re sure to see more of this season is skin.
Celebrities have led the way in what is said to be the most defining fashion trend of 2022, in appearances that have followed internet storms for not all the right reasons.
When English actress Florence Pugh attended the Valentino Haute Couture 2022 fashion show in July wearing a bright pink sheer dress, the internet went to war against the way women’s bodies are constantly scrutinized. Everyone’s favorite “bad girl,” Rihanna, also made headlines in a sheer lingerie set at Paris Fashion Week, which Vogue called “the most sensational maternity look to date.”
Indeed, transparent looks are shaping up to be the most visible trend of spring-summer, and they are already appearing in stores. Favorites include Australian designer Scanlan Theodore’s recently launched Italian Floral Print Mesh sheer fabric, which features on various clothing styles, and Bec + Bridge’s Riptide sheer print.
Prepare your approach
TikTok has been the birthplace of countless fashion trends since it entered mainstream pop culture in 2019.
And one of the biggest right now is a 21st century reboot of the “old money aesthetic.”
The trend, whose hashtags #oldmoney and #oldmoneyaesthetic have a combined audience of 2.57 billion, is based on the phrase old money – which usually refers to wealthy people who have inherited their wealth from a long line of ancestors. .
Preppy fashion compared to this look includes crisp white tennis shirts, ballet flats, subtle designer pieces, and pretty much anything that opposes the loud and flashy labeled “new money” aesthetic.
Famous muses for the trend include Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf, former US First Lady Jackie Onassis and movie star Audrey Hepburn.
The exit trend
Fashion items with obvious designer logos and heavy branding are officially on the decline as consumers opt for subtle luxury pieces.
Even celebrities like Kim Kardashian, who are known for flexing their level of luxury, are turning to simpler clothes and accessories.
And the proof is when you watch haute couture heavyweights, such as Balenciaga, Dior, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, release collections with their logo as far as the eye can see, shaded in relief or embedded in a micro-print.