The spring/summer 2022 trends from Milan Fashion Week
Milan Fashion Week has just ended and in a post-pandemic emergency scenario, Milan is back to life and full of people. Today we bring you to a journey for discovering the most interesting fashion trends seen on the catwalk.
Among models, photographers, journalists and fashion insiders, the Milan Fashion Week hosted the majority of fashion shows and presentations in a “physical” version, so as to underline how much the real presence of public and a return to the new normality is fundamental and essential.
However, the Made in Italy fashion brands have also decided to keep the digital component with virtual fashion shows, to eliminate real barriers like social distance, but also cultural and emotional ones.
Prada was a clear example. During the fashion show in Milan the luxury brand decided to broadcast the show at the same time as in Shanghai, through large screens and via a direct on Instagram. Two identical collections signed by the co-directors Miuccia and Raf. An idea that has made possible to unify and involve the public of two so distant and different countries, through a virtual connection of people and fashion enthusiasts all over the world.
The fashion trends of Milan Fashion Week are linked and connected to each other through the body and its extremely showy, shimmering and colorful representation.
The aesthetic concept of the fashion of the 2000s is rediscovered by designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini and Blumarine, but giving it a nostalgic and retro touch in the 70s style, making a mix and match of shapes and materials that become the elements to show the individual personality and celebrate the uniqueness of each of us.
Practicality and minimalism alternate with extreme proportions and sophisticated details. The body and consequently the individual remain the focal point of fashion shows, with garments that envelop the bodies of the models and accompany them, enhancing the characteristics of the individual.
The aesthetics of the 2000s was born from the ashes of Minimalism and the Grunge style of the early 90s, distinguishing itself, however, for being decidedly more colorful and frivolous.
Inspired by those aesthetics, today there is the desire to find a new light-heartedness, without forgetting everything that has happened.
Low waist, micro crop top, super sparkling and bright dresses, typically 2000s, are skilfully combined by Missoni with minimal, classic and simple stylistic elements that are then revisited in a more fun and ironic key.
Alongside clothes characterized by strong and bright colors, we can find dresses with neutral and desaturated colors. Low waist and micro pieces are combined with hyper-constructed and structured overlays.
On the catwalks of the fashion shows of the top Made in Italy fashion maison, takes place a nostalgic journey to those years, revisited and interpreted in a contemporary and current way.
On runways of the Milanese shows we’ve seen a fashion trend towards a strong game of contrasts, which was also highlighted by the silhouettes of the collections.
Dresses with a bodycon silhouette envelop the bodies of the models and at the same time overlapping and deconstructed garments modify their appearance and natural lines and curves.
The bodycon trend, which literally means "conscious body" therefore returns once again in the fashion show of Roberto Cavalli and Drome, proposing the theme of body confidence and positivity and how each person can be enhanced through the shapes of the garments.
Fashion designers play in a different way with tight silhouettes, alternating transparencies, lace-up details and important necklines with more elegant and classic elements, with a common final purpose, namely the exaltation of the figure who wears them.
Very trendy and fashionable are miniskirts, or rather micro skirts, and crop tops, which once again take up the fashion trend of the 2000s.
In contrast to this fashion trend, we see on catwalk tailored garments with an oversized fit, which contribute to the creation of rigid geometric structures and shapes softened by the combination of dresses with softer fabrics and sorbet or pastel colors.
The Italian fashion houses offer coordinated suits of the same fabric and color, which can be combined with contrasting accessories or particular tops.
The suits are made in different variations. Some designers like N° 21 and Max Mara opt for a short version with an oversized jacket, in full masculine style, while others like Fendi prefer jackets that are more adherent to the body, combined with palazzo trousers and triangle bras used as a top, another must-have of the spring summer 2022 collections.
The typical rigidity of clothing inspired by the past is re-proposed thanks to details that can be glimpsed through the garments or that can be inserted into the clothes to reinvent themselves in a new extremely modern but at the same time nostalgic silhouette.
The absolute protagonists of the s/s 22 clothing trends are the contrasts, especially in the palettes present in the collections.
Strong and saturated colors alternate with soft pastel shades. The mix and match of bold and colorful prints , as seen in Versace's fashion show, plays with contrasting monochromatic outfits. The more intense tones are combined with the more neutral, warm and delicate ones.
The colors range from light blue to dark blue, from beige to biscuit for Marni, but there are also those who opt for sorbet colors but with a shiny touch, made thanks to fabrics like silk.
The trendiest color of spring summer 2022 is certainly yellow, which is proposed both as the absolute protagonist in monochromatic outfits by Jil Sander and Anteprima, or even as a detail within prints or accessories.
Leather and silk, transparencies and heavy fabrics: even the use of diametrically opposed materials and textile contributes to the game of contrasts.
The optical and bold patterns by Vivetta accompany floral and romantic prints at Antonio Marras and even the most classic motifs are revisited with vintage micro designs or declined in decidedly nostalgic colors,such as in the collection by Etro.