New York Fall 2022 Designer Inspirations: Part One – WWD
As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. In fashion, a sketch, fabric swatch or keepsake can be worth so much more.
Ahead of the first day of Fashion Week on Feb. 11, New York designers gave WWD a look at what inspired their fall collections. From Colin LoCascio’s “Bridge and Tunnel Girls” to “Southern lady and bluesman archetypes” at House of Aama, clothing should be as varied and vibrant as the city itself.
Rather than adhering to the traditional catwalk format, designers are using the challenges presented by the global climate as an opportunity to push American fashion forward. A mix of in-person experiences and digital versions is set to become the new normal. Some designers will even experience both in the same presentation: the ultimate clash of tactility and high technology.
For example, Maisie Schloss, a Kanye West protege who has become synonymous with bold designs reminiscent of 2000-era fashion, was inspired by “The porous line between reality and fantasy.” The Schloss metaverse concept will be unveiled at the Chelsea Factory on February 12.
Anna Sui, a longtime fan of theatrical catwalks, will debut her fall collection via video this season. Meanwhile, newcomer Conley Averett of knitwear brand Judy Turner will wrap up the week of Feb. 16 with an intimate cocktail reception at chic Manhattan restaurant Michael’s.
New York Men’s Day, which runs throughout February 11, will shine a spotlight on American menswear. Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra, Gabriela Hearst and more will host in-person shows at venues around the city over the next five days.
WWD presents here the first of a three-part series on the inspirations behind the New York Fall 2022 collections.