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.
Out of the office drawer, onto the runway and into your closet!
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.
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.
Biker Chic is revved up this fall in longer lengths, luxe leathers, looser styles and edgy details.
Fall’s leopard did, in fact, change its spots, yet still managed to remain a perennial style classic no matter what iteration designers chose.