Behold! The most prestigious fashion week of the year is here. Paris Fashion Week 2022 has just ended, and people worldwide want to know the key events that took place. Like every year, many people discuss the new looks and fashion’s biggest names- Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Yves Saint Laurent. And like every year, this time was no different as designers lined up to present their works of art set in the most extravagant spots around the City of Lights, Paris. The schedule was so jam-packed that you must have missed a show or two.
Despite the pandemic, Paris Fashion Week 2022 has been back in a big way with new and emerging designers showcasing their designs; the show had it all- from extravagant models, and most importantly, the latest that fashion has to offer. After another successful fashion week, inspiration was instilled, and excitement was mounted for the following year.
Designers Who Showcased Their Work
The number of designers who displayed their pieces of art this year is staggering. It can be hard to keep track of who’s who. Take a look at the below list of designers and their shows.
5:30 p.m. - Kenneth Ize
The Paris Fashion Week kicked off with Kenneth Ize’s picnic rug and visual stripes-inspired looks. The designs sported super sleek horizontal lines with the casual fit of an everyday romper.
8:30 p.m. - Marine Serre
A digital show by Marine Serre set in an idyllic country house featured upcycled collections created with 45 percent recycled and 45 percent regenerated materials in the brand’s attempt to be more sustainable.
2:30 p.m. - Christian Dior
A throwback to the ’60s youth revolution, the Christian Dior brought back colour-blocked panel coats and mini-skirts with block heels, which were unapologetically retro.
4:30 p.m. - Ottolinger
The skin-flashing cutouts and extra straps reminded us of our favourite skimpy silhouettes that the youth flaunt with absolute grace.
5:30 p.m. - Koché
Presented by Christelle Kocher, her new opulent collection marched down a gilded ballroom at the Shangri-La Hotel. The collection was presented at the legendary staircase of the hotel and featured everything from comely fabrics to delicate camisoles that were loaded with rhinestones.
8:00 p.m. - Saint Laurent
Presented at an open-air venue, with the stunning Eiffel Tower as its sparkling backdrop, the show featured lean outlines in bright tangerines and lavenders, with its finale having water poured down the runway for the most stunning visuals in a runway show ever.
The day was energised by digital shows from Botter, Bianca Saunders, and Mame Kurogouchi.
10:00 a.m. - Courrèges
The show took place on a huge coated square on the grass of the Bois de Vincennes, a park outside of Paris. It featured silhouettes that were sinewy and waist-clinching yet sporty and scintillating.
1:00 p.m. - Rochas
With a stunning dark palette and shimmers, the show by Rochas featured ruffled extensions with hot and flaming footwear.
7:00 p.m. - Acne Studios
The show by Acne studios orbited around being maximalist and warring with slivers of skin flashing around. The designers also played with lingerie details and successfully incorporated them to elevate everyday wear.
8:00 p.m. - Balmain
The highlight of the day was the Balmain show featuring barely-there bodycons and stripped frill kilts, all in the hues of nude. This was followed by a performance from Doja Cat directly after the display of outfits, as the core of a two-day Balmain-run music event, before Franz Ferdinand completed the evening. Naomi Campbell and Carla Bruni stunned the ramp with their electric walks.
The evening came to an end with genius digital shows featuring Dries Van Noten, Di Petsa, Zuhair Murad, and the iconic Cecilie Bahnsen.
10:00 a.m. - Coperni
Rightfully named “2033,” the avant-garde collection featured vigorous and concurrent profiles that sneaked slivers of skin.
12:00 p.m. - Rick Owens
As the models walked the courtyard of Palais de Tokyo, we could not help but fall in love with the organza gowns and platforms that resembled armors.
2:00 p.m. - Chloé
Held on the banks of the River Seine, the open-air show allowed access to the passers-by and the guests. The models showed off designs that used low-impact fabrications, incorporating deadstock frameworks and adornments, depicting a transition into lower environmental impact linen.
4:30 p.m. - Raf Simons
The show encompassed oversized outlines with over-imagined fabrics that were paired with everything from skirts to jackets, designed to steal before they run out.
6:00 p.m. - Rokh
Definition of debutante tension and deconstruction, Rokh was the epitome of glamour with eventide attire that was reimagined in every way possible. From asymmetrical cuts, pleated sides, overlapping waist ties, and deconstructed tailoring, the show had it all.
8:00 p.m. - Isabel Marant
As if something out of an 80’s dream, Isabel Marant’s latest line features incredible volumes of blouson tops with earthy and coral hues all over the runway. The collection screamed summer all around. And Of course, the stunning Irina Shayk walked the ramp too.
A stunning digital show by Gauchere was the perfect end to a long and glamorous day.
11:30 a.m. - Loewe
The collection featured warped, contorted, purist, and surrealistic forms with “the silhouettes that emerge,” as aptly put by Jonathan Anderson.
7:00 p.m. - Yohji Yamamoto
Dark was the night, as well as the theme of the garments that were displayed. Sporting platinum blonde hair-dos, the apparel screamed trendy streetwear.
8:30 p.m. - Valentino
The absolute avant-garde collection of the spring collection by Valentino featured bold colours and chunky boots that were straight out of a futurist’s dream.
The show for the day ended with digital displays by Alexandre Vauthier, Andrew Gn, Nina Ricci, Issey Miyake, and Lutz Huelle.
12:00 p.m. - Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood
The definition of a relaxed fit with an ultra-glamorous appeal, Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood, featured a largely neutral colour palette.
2:30 p.m. - Hermès
Hermès had a private jet land on the tarmac of its Le Bourget airport show venue, about an hour from Paris (honestly, who knew they did that anymore). The show had it all, from warm dusk tones to enormous, extravagant silhouettes.
8:00 p.m. - Balenciaga
The talk of the town, Balenciaga, featured a show-cum-film premiere with the popular cartoon series, The Simpsons as their mode of presentation. The show was set in the Théâtre du Châtelet. With every piece’s caricature showcased, the brand featured a grand yet out-of-the-box premiere to be remembered for years to come.
With digital shows by Anrealage and Elie Saab, this was one evening to remember.
11:30 a.m. - Lanvin
Cartoons were the highlight of this year’s Lanvin show, and boy was everything out of the ordinary. The show featured everything from streetwear and outright glamor clothing. And, of course, Naomi Campbell stole the show with her appearance.
2:00 p.m. - Ludovic de Saint Sernin
The show by Ludovic de Saint Sernin featured casuals that were not for the faint of heart. Featuring flared jeans with eyelet-laced flies and see-through crop tops, the designs displayed contemporary lines.
5:00 p.m. - Ann Demeulemeester
Following a palette of black and white with the involvement of denim and leather, Ann Demeulemeester successfully reminisces the 90’s.
8:00 p.m. - Givenchy
Flaunting an amplified 1940’s silhouette with expertly sculpted shoulders and a cinched-in waist, Givenchy delivered style yet again.
3:00 a.m. - Comme des Garçons (in Tokyo)
Rei Kawakubo has, in a way, recalibrated the show with the statement, “My present state of mind rather than a theme.” Featuring eccentric designs and flowy silhouettes, the pieces turned many heads.
7:00 a.m. - Noir Kei Ninomiya (in Tokyo)
Kei NinomiyaIs redefines the boundaries of social distancing with the new collection featuring pointy thin stainless steel spikes emerging from the fabric in a flattering and almost threatening fashion.
10:00 a.m. - Shang Xia
Warm was the colour palette for Shang Xia. The collection features designs that are streetwear personified.
10:00 a.m. - Stella McCartney
With green and blue, Stella McCartney featured designs with dresses that were cut like swimwear and nets that are super in vogue.
12:30 p.m. - Junya Watanabe (in Tokyo)
Partnerships with Japanese, Chinese, Nepalese, and Thai artists throughout Asia and beyond the world, the show by Junya Watanabe was a class apart.
1:30 p.m. - Giambattista Valli
Featuring floral prints with a white and teal colour palette, Giambattista Valli sets a standard with his declaration, “Don’t be scared of beauty.”
4:30 p.m. - Alexis Mabille
Interior designer on the side, Alexis Mabille, featured life and movement in his latest collection at the Paris Fashion Week 2022.
7:30 p.m. - Olivier Theyskens
Olivier Theyskens attempted to redefine eclectic evening wear with increasingly interesting geometric lines splashed all over the garments.
Digital shows blessed the day by designers like Undercover, A.W.A.K.E Mode, Maison Margiela, Schiaparelli, and Akris.
10:30 a.m. - Chanel
Chanel was bound to bring the 90’s back in the Paris Fashion Week 2022. With a bold and sexy clothing line, the brand reinforced the age-old raised runway with flashing lights accompanied by photographers eagerly waiting at the foot of the ramp. The pieces were straight out of a dream.
2:00 p.m. - Miu Miu
Miu Miu designs exemplified office attire, with reimagined collared shirts, low-riding trousers, and crop top sweaters. The collection ensures you will never want the same office uniform again.
4:30 p.m. - Lacoste
Lacoste’s collection represented the modern need to go out and move. The entire appearance was uncomplicated, energetic, and spirited.
7:00 p.m. - Louis Vuitton
Held in The Louvre’s embellished chandelier-lined Passage Richelieu, the show was a sight to behold. Featuring numerous models, including an extinction rebellion protestor, the show reminded us of a masquerade.
8:00 p.m. - AZ Factory
Paris Fashion Week 2022 ended with a touching tribute to the late Alber Elbaz, who unfortunately passed away in April 2021. Featuring 45 of the world’s leading fashion houses that paid homage to the late designer, the show was first in class and spectacular. Inspired by Théâtre de la Mode, a 1945 Parisian exhibition that brought together over 60 French couturiers, the show concluded with a series of looks created by Elbaz’s AZ Factory design team, featuring asymmetric silhouettes, malleable satin, voluminous ruffles, taffeta, and botanical prints.
Beauty Trends of Paris Fashion Week 2022 That We’re Stealing
Looking at the numerous amounts of creativity on the runway of Paris Fashion Week 2022, we are, as every year, inspired to include some in our daily routine.
Bling on your Lips
This season we are going ham on texture for the lips. Inspired by Nina Ricci’s usage of a translucent sheen on her models, we are convinced that this will be a major trend in the coming months.
We recommend that you never shy away from chunky glitter and shimmery eyeshadows on your lids. They do a wonderful job of bringing attention to your eyes and accentuating your outfit.
Already making its rounds on Instagram, neon eyeliners emphasise the eyes, and we predict they are here to stay.
It’s time to stop shying away from shocking dye works. We mean, it is 2021, after all. With more and more people expertly pulling it off, it gives us confidence that this trend is here to stay.
Drowning the runway in drama and glamour, eccentric jewelry by multiple designers left the onlookers in awe. We tend to incorporate the same in our life’s runway as well.