A New Uniform: AW22’s Essential Trends

September hails the fashion calendar's true new beginning. Discover the looks to wear now and beyond

25 September '22

Luxury, Relaxed

Never has a trend spoken to us more clearly. Luxurious looks that have wearability at their core walked the runway at every city, instantly stealing our hearts. Materiel, Ottolinger and LVIR are natural brands to turn to. (Di)vision’s split jeans are easy-dressing personified with a must-have white tank top – thank you EYTYS, whilst LVIR’s cashmere dress worn with Good News sneakers presents the ultimate fashion high/low. Cut in acid wash denim, Aires cargo pants instantly switch from utilitarian classic into after-dark attire, when paired with Ugo Paulon’s most-wanted heels.

Modern Tailoring

This season tailoring master’s the art of being both directional yet relaxed. Shunning conformity, the new sartorial rules celebrate vibrant colour, tactility, and unexpected fabrics, all in laidback silhouettes. Aleksandre Akhalkatsishvili retains an elegant sensuality to his pieces – cut-out blazers and low-waist trousers in rich, nature-inspired berry and burnt orange hues present an original approach to evening tailoring. Parisian power brand, Coperni, expertly plays with proportions, their cropped blazer is on point with denim and sneakers. For a twist on the classic cotton and linen two-piece look to Ahluwalia, whose new collection feature’s bold tailoring in plush corduroy with a dose of sparkle.

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The Perfect Form

Designers celebrate all body types this season, highlighting cut-outs, corset-cinched waistlines, and sheer fabrics. Look to Coperni’s lady-like lace blouse, a bounty of feminine frills and floral details or EYTYS’s second skin top, which offers a more graphic alternative. 

Define your silhouette with waist-accentuating jackets from Materiel – their utilitarian jacket combines a ruched waistline with subtle cut-out detail, or Heliot Emil’s harness top worn over an Aries T-shirt for an off-duty look. 

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The New Knits

Colour and proportions are reimagined for the season – yet another reason to embrace cooler temperatures. Knitwear embodies a sense of fun and freeness to it, boldly showing it has more to offer than classic neutrals. AGR presents vibrancy in full force, their experimental mohair dress in ombre shades will lift even the dullest of days. Aries’ knitted flares are perhaps the coolest way to wear a knit this season, their beachy, bohemian edge making them a go-to for work and play.

Y2K, Here to Stay

It’s retro and we're here for it. The 90s nod continues for Autumn/ Winter 2022, with a distinct luxury lens. Short-cut your return to the era with accessories, choosing minimalist shapes in candy-coloured leather from CoperniDentroMedea and EERA. Wear-anywhere trousers with a low waist or draw-string detail – from Ottolinger, SVRC, Aries and (Di)Vision – fuse retro vibes with versatility. The ultimate K2Y homage comes from MISBHV, its club-wear aesthetic perfectly suited to the body-skimming shapes and silhouettes of the wear-now trend.