Whether it’s a basic pair of jeans or sequinned mini dress, the Fall/Winter 2022 season marks the return of beautiful, wearable pieces designed to stand the test of time – plus bonus trend insights from our Her World cover girls.
Figure-hugging and curve-embracing silhouettes are a refreshing alternative to lockdown sweats.
Tay Ying, 26, actress, Cover: March 2022:
“A sexy yet elegant trend that champions the bold and brave woman. I would say that it takes courage and confidence to wear a figurehugging outfit. My favourite designer for such designs is definitely the late Azzedine Alaia.”
“I personally like wearing figure-hugging outfits, so yes, it’s definitely a wearable trend. I do think it’s very versatile. For a casual take, you can throw over a denim jacket or pair it with sneakers. For more formal occasions, add some statement accessories with a bolder hair and makeup look.”
Glam’s the name of the game. From metallics and sequins to paillettes, it’s simply electric!
Aisyah Aziz, 28, singer-songwriter, Cover: Nov 2021:
“I am a sucker for anything shiny. The shinier, the prettier! Gucci does glitter beautifully. It has suits and dresses in full sparkle that are easy to rock, depending on your mood.”
Some might find shimmery outfits a little loud, but I think it’s just a matter of finding a balance, while keeping things tasteful. Start conservatively by adding a little shimmer to your ‘fit’ (yes, makeup included). If you’re feeling fierce, throw on a shiny scarf as a headpiece – so cute!”
Wear your staples loud and proud, but with a refreshing twist – best illustrated by the styling on the runways of Prada and Celine.
Iman Fandi, 22, model, Cover: June 2021:
“I love how the bag adds a pop of colour to a classic tank top and jeans combo at Bottega Veneta.”
“This is a look that will always be in style. It’s cool and comfortable, yet easily elevated when styled with a statement piece that makes it edgier and more chic. I would also wear this look with some chunky jewellery.”
Take a leaf from Dior, Miu Miu and Fendi, and celebrate femininity in corsets, sheer lingerieinspired slips, frills, ruffles and tulle.
Linying, 27, singer-songwriter, Cover: Feb 2022:
“Everyone who knows me in person knows that I love a good period piece. I love an Austen or Bronte adaptation, and the dresses at Dior and Alexander McQueen this season remind me of the Regency and Romantic eras.”
“Everything’s wearable when worn unapologetically right? I do, however, feel like it’s a look that’s easy to overdo, so maybe it’s about limiting it to one ‘trend’ piece at a time.”
Walk the talk of a power woman in sleek leather styles at Hermes and Alaia, or with quirky details at Bottega Veneta and Loewe.
“Alexander McQueen is super skilled when it comes to experimenting with leather looks, and the brand does not disappoint every season. Wearing a McQueen instantly adds character to any girl.”
“Leather adds a fun twist to our everyday wardrobe, especially for the Fall season. It should, however, be worn in small doses – as a statement piece like a biker jacket – but not head-totoe, especially in our humid climate.”
Yves Saint Laurent’s Le Smoking look will always be a fashion perennial, and this season, iterations ranging from the super slim to the slightly oversized have been spotted at Tom Ford, Givenchy and (of course) Saint Laurent.
“I love Saint Laurent’s take. The definition and structure in the shoulders contrasts so well with the slim silhouette of the trousers.”
“Although I’m not a big fan of super structured looks, I find myself quite inclined towards these tuxedo-inspired outfits. I feel that, sometimes, wearing something with form and structure gives you better posture, and you walk differently! And I feel like a boss when my shoulders are padded.”
Sleek, minimalist silhouettes that celebrate the impeccable style of Caroline Kennedy (wife of John F. Kennedy Jr), are leaner and lovelier than ever, as seen at Jil Sander, Helmut Lang, The Row and Prada.
“Hands down, Calvin Klein and Jil Sander are two of my favourite designers when it comes to ’90s minimalism – effortlessly chic!”
“The ’90s minimalism look works for any occasion, and at any time of day. I love a classic shirt tucked into a pair of oversized straight-legged trousers, in neutral tones and accented with subtle jewellery.”
Embrace oversized proportions, from padded oversized jackets to exaggerated shoulder details on dresses, jackets and tops – Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana and Loewe aced it this season.
“Versace’s short skirt suit with the oversized blazer and padded shoulders is something I can see myself in as it’s youthful yet fun.”
“I think it may be a trend that will come and go, depending on how it’s styled. That said, I love how the exaggerated shoulder detail embodies a powerful finish.”