Spring/Summer ’22: New York Fashion Week Shows That Hit The Mark

Tory Burch Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2022. Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images


The last year and a half has been particularly hard for luxury fashion. The world on lockdown meant the closure of factories and retail stores, unemployment uncertainty and the inability to travel, all resulting in the decrease in consumer spending. Fashion weeks were halted in the fear of spreading COVID-19 even further, and what took place instead were virtual presentations or exceedingly limited-capacity shows.


While it was hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, the world has slowly returned to normalcy. Currently, Fashion Month is in full swing and we’re getting a high from seeing all of the fabulous displays of style so far. That’s not to say that strict COVID-19 protocols weren’t observed. In New York, under the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s (CFDA) directive, all attendees require proof of vaccination before entering any show. 


So how did the shows, or rather, the new-season clothes and accessories fare? While many designers centred their collections around the idea of practicality and their hopes of getting through the pandemic for the last several seasons, S/S’22 is about the celebration of glitz and glamour and the return of normality. Think dramatic, skin-baring silhouettes, delightfully fun colours and an overall joyous vibe. Click through for the collections that caught our eye.

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Tory Burch


Tory Burch took her runway quite literally ‘to the streets’ by turning New York City’s Mercer Steet into the stage of her show. Fashioned after a street market, the sides of the road were lined with some of her favourite local businesses in a show of support to them. Paying homage to American fashion designer of the ‘40s, Claire McCardell, the collection was one of leisure and comfort, featuring uncomplicated prints and fabrics such as jerseys, linen, broderie anglaise, Madras plaids and cotton poplin. Overall, a beautiful wardrobe that can stand the test of time.

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