Milan Fashion Week is over, offering us a glimpse of what we will wear in Spring-Summer 2022. While we will continue to follow many of the FW21 trends such as bangs or platform shoes, there are plenty of other items waiting to have a place in our closets. From Versace and its catwalk full of stars to Prada with its double show live from both Milan and Shanghai, the collections to choose from are many and different, but they hide some common features that will help us create the perfect outfit to be cool in the coming months. Any clues? Focus on orange, miniskirts and bandeau.
The bra will be the star of SS22: triangular, like a simple bikini, bralette, made of lace, in leather, colored or total black, worn with high-waisted pants or a miniskirt, under a maxi blazer or a perfecto. The coolest model is the bandeau, a simple strip of fabric that in the most extreme versions covers slightly more than the nipples, as in the fashion shows of A.C.9, Missoni or N°21.
Dress + Pants
Designers are increasingly looking not only to the early 2000s, but also to the 90s. From the decade of grunge, there is a comeback to the trend of wearing dresses over pants. It doesn’t matter if they are jeans, cargo models, leggings, what’s important is that they pop up under t-shirt dress or romantic chiffon dresses, giving our outfits a nostalgic and street touch. Revisited by Giorgio Armani, Gabriele Colangelo, Sportmax, Jil Sander Kim Jones x Fendi, this combo becomes even chic.
Let’s get ready to show off our legs, cause the only thing all designers, from Versace to Blumarine, agree on is that the must-have of SS22 will be the miniskirt. This item, which has always been a symbol of women’s empowerment, is now shorter and has a minimal shape, but is embellished with details that make it irresistible. Prada dedicates it an entire collection and makes it less ordinary by adding to this piece of fabric a sort of evening dress train; Max Mara matches it with bandeau and trench, creating the uniform of the contemporary bourgeois rebel; Versace makes it starting from a foulard; while Des Phemmes covers its mini with crystals and colorful sequins.
As mentioned when talking about FW21 trends, after pandemic and lockdown, along with the desire to party, there is also a return to classic, almost formal elegance. It’s hard to choose between the timeless elegance of Giorgio Armani’s tailored jackets, Sportmax’s asymmetrical blazers, MM6’s black & white power suits or Versace’s vitamin-colored ones. Our style tip? Wear them on bare skin or with a simple triangle bra as in Fendi’s fashion show.
Orange symbolizes understanding, wisdom, balance and ambition. Perhaps this is why most brands, from Boss x Russell Athletic to Max Mara, from MSGM to Sunnei, have chosen this vitaminic, cheerful, positive color for their new creations. If orange is not for you, not even in small doses, mixed with black or white, you can wear purple, yellow (better if pale) or fuchsia, the other shades of SS22. Keyword: dopamine dressing.
We know it: the right accessory can completely change an outfit, turning it into a flop or a success that even our worst enemy will envy us. Among the items that can not miss in spring-summer 2022, along with scarves, sunglasses with colored lenses and rainbow eye-liner, there are definitely earrings. The favorite shape of the coming months is the round one, as confirmed by the hoop earrings with logo by Fendi, the ones proposed by Versace in the classic metal version or covered with fabric, but also the models decorated with colored beads and butterflies, presented respectively by Sunnei and Blumarine.