FALL FASHION TRENDS 2022
BY MICHELLE DALTON TYREE
Designers Doubled Down on Joy, Vibrant Hues and Sweeping Hems
Saint Laurent Fall 2022 Fashion Show
After a spring and summer season punctuated by miniskirts, minidresses and mini bags, Fall style has made a dramatic about-face with designers taking a decidedly more fabric-forward approach to dressing. Jackets and blazers are supersized, plush robe coats channel serious cocoon vibes and, most notably, dress and skirt hemlines have plunged and puddled straight down to the floor.
But make no mistake: Fall’s dramatically dropped hemlines do not portend a somber fashion season. To the contrary, the mood on the runways was hopeful and bright — in fact, even fluorescent — one of fall’s hottest trends. There was a serious embrace of femininity with sensuous dresses and skirts sweeping across the floor at Saint Laurent, Dior and more. Blazers bulked up, yet tailoring remained sharp as we saw on the runways at Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Balenciaga. And designers showed fresh — occasionally cheeky — takes on classics, from fabulously feline leopard prints to luxe tuxedo dressing and elevated equestrian looks. So, we’ve rounded up some of our own favorite pieces this season — and decided that when it comes to floor-grazing hems: We’re absolutely here for it!
Dior Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear Show
SOUTH COAST PLAZA
THE FALL FASHION EDIT
TO THE MAX
Fall for the drama this season with stunning floor-sweeping dresses and skirts.
Louis Vuitton Rugby Shirt and Chiffon Dress
Fall’s new style edict: Play with proportions.
Saint Laurent Tulle Dress and Coat
Monochromatic and dramatic. Pair a floor-grazing tulle skirt with a luxe wool overcoat in fall’s de rigueur hue of rich chocolate.
CH Carolina Herrera Maxi Dresses in Fuchsia and Red
Bold, bright and beautifully elegant maxi dresses make a grand entrance at any event.
Out of the office drawer, onto the runway and into your closet!
Valentino Hot Pink Suiting
Bold, bright and designed to make a powerful entrance.
Alexander McQueen Clutch
This is just the kind of piece that will inspire you to build an entire outfit around!
Maje Bright Green Knit Dress
A body-skimming knit in one of fall’s hottest hues.
Zara Neon High Heels
These ankle-strap pumps are the perfect punctuation to everything from an LBD to a pair of jeans.
Elevated to the height of chic by Yves Saint Laurent when he debuted his classic “Le Smoking” tux for women in the ‘60s, this feminine suiting is having a major moment this fall.
Saint Laurent Tuxedo Dress
Bold, bright and designed. We love this fresh, feminine take on a tuxedo dress, from the fashion house that made “tuxedo dressing” an art.
Giorgio Armani Velvet Tuxedo Jacket
A classic wardrobe must for fall and holiday for years to come.
A|X Armani Exchange Men’s Jacket with Tuxedo Lapels
An effortless low-key way to wear this timeless look.
Designers harkened to equestrian influences with, dare we say it, unbridled delight in everything from single-breasted jackets, to riding coats and boots, hats and horse bit detailing.
Hermès Equestrian Leather Jacket
In the countryside or out in the city, this leather riding jacket sports just the right fashion pedigree.
Giorgio Armani Velvet Riding Cap
The riding cap comes out of the stables and onto the street this fall.
Gucci Horsebit 1955 Shoulder Bag
Classic equestrian details are the cornerstone of the Gucci Horsebit 1955 collection.
Biker Chic is revved up this fall in longer lengths, luxe leathers, looser styles and edgy details.
Intermix Nour Hammour Moto Jacket
All the fabulous moto detailing — from bold zippers and belt — in an of-the-moment longer length that’s perfect to wear with this season’s maxi skirts and dresses.
Chloé Moto Jacket
A touch deconstructed. A touch oversize. And a lot of fabulous.
Saint Laurent Moto Coat
Elegance meets edgy in this new covetable classic.
Fall’s leopard did, in fact, change its spots, yet still managed to remain a perennial style classic no matter what iteration designers chose.
Anthropologie Sweater with Leopard Applique
Our new favorite way to wear leopard — an actual leopard in applique form.
Burberry Leopard-Print Platforms
A sleek way to bring in a bold, leopard accent.
Hermès Leopard Sweater
This showstopper combines two of our favorite fall trends into one: Leopard and a look-at-me highlighter hue!
Stella McCartney Leopard Dress
Get playful with a flirty, thoroughly modern leopard print in a mélange of pink and orange hues.