The Hottest Trends from New York Fashion Week and How to Wear Them


September 19, 2022
Read Time: 5 minutes

From the deconstructed suiting at Peter Do to Tom Ford’s high voltage use of sequins, here are all the trends that the fashion set loved and can’t wait to wear from NYFW



Ever wondered why they call September “Fashion Month?” Other than it being the time when fashion magazines would release their thickest issue, it’s also the season for runway shows from designers across the globe! The month-long runway relay starts with the typically star-studded New York Fashion Week aka NYFW, followed by London Fashion Week (LFW), Milan Fashion Week (MFW), and ends with a bang in Paris for PFW.



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The virality of New York Fashion Week (and probably why it kicks off Fashion Month) could be blamed on the fact that it happens in Hollywood AKA Influencer Central. The front row is filled with A-listers across all entertainment platforms, which in turn makes the street style scene equally as high octane. They say if you want to be featured during fashion week, it’s the NYFW leg you should trend-jack to create buzz around yourself. So far that tip has yet to be proven wrong—just ask local influencers like the Uy sisters Liz and Laureen, Camille Co, Kim Jones and Nicole Anderson.



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This year, NYFW turned it up a notch higher with the help of K-pop stars, the inclusion of a new breed of young designers and the viral party-slash-runway extravaganza that was Vogue World. But if you’re mainly here for the style and not so much the hype, then we gotchu. It’s easy to get lost in the noise caused by trending TikToks, Reels and Getty images-turned-memes, but there are still a lot of style notes to decode once you really look at the fashion that’s at the core of the celebrity-filled #NYFW.


Below, we round up the most important trends you might have missed and how you can incorporate them into your wardrobe next season, or better yet, now.


Deconstructed Tailoring

Peter Do is the name to remember thanks to NCT’s Jeno, who made his modeling debut by opening his show in platform booties, no less. But you don’t need to love K-pop to appreciate Do’s masterful tailoring—or unraveling, that is. From undone shirts and trouser hems to the overall relaxed vibe, do make it clear that if you’re going to wear a suit or going corporate, do it with ease. This deconstruction was also partially seen in Altuzarra, Luar and Michael Kors— adhering to a utilitarian color palette of khakis and navy.



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How to Wear: The key to sporting this trend is to make sure your overall look has a piece or two that looks undone. Whether that’s wearing a blazer with contrast stitching, unbuttoning your shirt two to three buttons down or even wearing trousers with unfinished hems.


Netted Knits

Knits for summer seem unwise, but if loomed right, these pieces can actually be a breeze to wear. Just take a look at the netted pieces on the runways of Prabal Gurung and Jonathan Simkhai. Paired with a chiffon top or silk trousers over a daring bikini, it’s an instant beach-ready ‘fit that’s worthy of the gram.



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How to Wear: Always remember to layer! Whether you’re headed to the beach or not, don’t treat this piece as just a simple swimsuit cover-up. Take cues from these designers and pair them with a sheer blouse, loose wide-legged trousers or a wrap skirt!


Sheer Delight

Summer’s hot, we get it. But NYFW made it clear that to beat the heat, you need to wear something sheer! Eckhaus Latta’s mixed media take and Tory Burch’s bra-baring tops are proof of this. When it comes to styling, it’s really about striking a balance and not going all out semi-nude. Jonathan Simkhai also incorporated a lot of sheer into his collection that allowed for clever layering that’s also perfect for fall.



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How to Wear: Follow the styling notes from the designers above and try to incorporate a sliver of sheer over or under closet staples. We’re talking about T-shirts, blouses and vests. Also, invest in dressy undergarments so you’re not afraid to show them off!


Print on Print on Print

The street style scene at NYFW has always been famously playful (and slightly peacock-y). People aren’t afraid to take risks when it comes to color, fabric and prints; and this season is no exception. From the zany catsuits of Tommy Hilfiger x Richard Quin to the tiny flora remixes of Batsheva, and the deconstructed cottage core at Collin Strada, it was all about pairing prints and patterns in an unlikely and almost cluttered fashion.



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How to Wear: For this particular trend we want you to break all the rules! Try out prints that you think won’t work together but actually do, while shopping for more Y2K silhouettes to keep it contemporary.


Oversized Everything

There’s no denying that with the rise of the Y2K trend, tight-fitting tops (cropped or otherwise) are back in style. But the oversized movement is definitely here to stay. Just take a look at the FENDI show styled by Marc Jacobs that had the iconic supermodel Linda Evangelista walk the runway as the finale. But more than just shirts and tees in XXL, it’s all about the outerwear this time around. Even in Peter Do, Luar and Coach, blazers and trench coats came in bolder and more oversized that made way for statement shoulders and a more top-heavy silhouette.



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How to Wear: This trend is remarkably easy to pull off. Simply size up! For more shape, cinch your waist just like how some pieces are styled on the runway. This’ll create an hourglass silhouette with zero effort.


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What’s your favorite NYFW fashion trend this 2022? Leave it in the comments below!



Words Maura Rodriguez

Art Matthew Ian Fetalver

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