As the fashion world turns to grasp the upcoming Fall/Winter 2022 season, two trend themes stand out more than most – one being the Modest Vintage trend, and the other being the Volume Comfort.
The former is essentially characterised by engendering confidence and a sense of freedom wherein empowering and female-driven silhouettes are designed with movement and comfort in mind.
Far from being restrictive, this evolution of modest dressing offers new interpretations of a thoroughly modern way of dressing which we explore via the below mentioned three sub-trends namely – Vintage Luxury, The Lounge Knit and The New Formal.
The second theme projection aka Volume Comfort, is powered by the growth of the comfort-focused loungewear category.
Within this theme, fashion reflects consumers’ impending desire for versatile indoor – outdoor, formal-casualwear clothing.
Volume Comfort offers a contemporary interpretation of the billowing silhouette, fusing luxe fabrications with proportion play that simultaneously retains their wardrobe staple status.
We explore this trend via below mentioned Fluid Tailoring, Natural Volume Knits and The Masculine Pant.
Apparel Resources(AR) presents the key womenswear trend themes for Fall/Winter 2022 as spotted on Trendstop, that will be key in creating collections for the upcoming Winter season.
Read on to discover!
1. Volume Comfort
For the upcoming season, traditional tailoring loses its stiff and starched appeal as elongated, flowing lines come forth to soften silhouettes.
Layered separates such as pants, skirts and jackets are combined with utilitarian detailing, to offer day-to-night versatility and functionality whilst tonal colourways and asymmetrical cuts softened with drapes and gathering, further complement the needs of the contemporary wardrobe.
Natural Volume Knits
Exaggerated knitted forms follow the contours of the body whilst sitting proud to allow for maximised movement. Fluid silk, merino, wool and cashmere yarns update the scene with a high-level luxury spin on comfort with voluminous sleeves and extended collars designed to accentuate the silhouette and create a cocooning, wrapped effect.
Earthy, natural colourways add an eco-touch to chunky, textural knit techniques.
The Masculine Pant
Heavy-weight materials, raised wools and brushed surfaces that underline masculine vintage attire are combined with languid, elongated silhouettes driven by the need for comfort.
Premium, tactile fabrics designed for warmth elevate the traditional trousesr and add to versatility. Unique pockets and voluminous proportions offer an effortlessly modern-take on men-inspired tailoring.
2. Modest Vintage
Clean, simple lines are offset with slits, slashes, drapes, unique panelling and surface detailing that exude a new freedom of expression.
Modestly cut, vintage-inspired dresses and co-ords in neutral tones come across as both comforting and sophisticated.
Layered separates are mixed and matched to build into an elegant collection of tactile, easy-to-wear, versatile day-to-night pieces that offer an ultra-premium aesthetic.
The Lounge Knit
Comfort-driven knits take their cue from loungewear with styles that effortlessly cross over from day to night.
Head-to-toe twin sets are languid in silk cashmere and wool blends, with tonal, mottled stripes modernising the vintage feel.
Floor length ponchos envelope the body but remain streamlined whilst subtle artisanal details are applied to enhance tactile surfaces.
The New Formal
The move away from structured tailoring brings forth a new play with proportion that is coupled with clean lines and soft drapery.
Silhouettes are elongated, riffing off traditional tailoring but with lighter weight, luxurious fabrications that sit softly away from the body, allowing for unrestricted movement.
Colours are kept muted but scaled-up plaids and stripes in interesting colour combinations make quite a statement.