As we wrap up 2022, we look back on the most prominent fashion news stories of the year, from collections that debuted in breathtaking locations to the leaders in the fashion industry who were recognised for their style and impact. Recap the 22 most memorable fashion moments of 2022 with us ahead.
Barbiecore captured the mainstream
Barbiecore’s popularity this year was undeniable, between Valentino’s signature hot pink palette and the behind-the-scenes photos of Margot Robbie portraying Barbie in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming film. The hot pink outfits captured mainstream attention, and the trend was labelled the biggest of the year in LYST’s yearly fashion report.
Bottega Veneta took over the Great Wall of China
Bottega Veneta’s social media hiatus didn’t stop it from making waves this year. The Italian fashion brand shocked the world by taking over the Great Wall of China in celebration of the Lunar New Year.
Kim Kardashian Wore Marylin Monroe’s Dress To the Met Gala
Kim Kardashian had a monumental Met Gala moment this year, wearing a piece of American history to the event that was themed “America: An Anthology of Fashion.” The celebrity wore the actual dress Marylin Monroe wore in 1962 while singing a birthday ballad to former US President John F. Kennedy.
Miu Miu was named brand Of the year
A combination of Miu Miu’s viral ballet flats and iconic micro-skirt led it to rank as the number one fashion brand of 2022, according to LYST’s official Fashion Report.
Coperni broke the internet with its spray-on dress
Prada Announced Prada beauty
Alessandro Michele departed from Gucci
Dior unveiled its menswear collection at the Giza pyramids
Law Roach Won the CFDA’s First-Ever Stylist Award
London Fashion Week designers paid Tribute To The Late Queen Elizabeth II
The late Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8th, just days before London Fashion Week was set to kick off. Big names in British fashion, like Burberry and Raf Simons, decided not to showcase their collections out of respect. Other brands paid tributes to the late Queen during their fashion events, including moments of silence, speeches, choruses, and bagpipes.
Gigi Hadid Launched guest in residence
During New York Fashion Week this year, the Palestinian-Dutch supermodel launched her knitwear brand, Guest in Residence.
Nike x Jacquemus launched a viral collaboration
Out of all of the collaborations this year, the Nike x Jacquemus sportswear collaboration had the most significant impact. It reverberated through the internet and was documented as the most effective collaboration of 2022 by LYST.
Kendrick Lamar performed “Long live Virgil” at Louis Vuitton
Lenny Kravitz won the fashion icon award
Lenny Kravitz was named Fashion Icon at the CFDA Fashion Awards this year. The American singer-songwriter wore a jet-black LaQuan Smith look while accepting his title.
Doha, Qatar became fashion’s hotspot
Controversies engulfed the Yeezy brand
Yeezy faced criticism after its Season 9 show during Paris Fashion Week, where the brand unveiled its problematic “White Lives Matter” shirts. The brand’s founder and creative director, Ye, has damaged its reputation further with antisemitic messages in interviews and on social media.
Kate Moss Launched cosMoss
Chanel showed its cruise collection in Miami
Chanel hit the beach in Miami to unveil its 2022/23 Cruise Collection. The French fashion brand’s ambassadors, Pharrell Williams, Lily-Rose Depp, Marion Cotillard, Caroline de Maigret, and Phoebe Tonkin, were all in attendance.
Balenciaga released its most controversial campaign
Balenciaga sparked criticism after the brand launched its holiday ad campaign, featuring children holding teddy bears dressed in BDSM-style harnesses. Viewers feared that it condoned child exploitation, and the French fashion brand has since apologised for the campaign, noting that it implemented new control instances, which included hiring an agency to assess its content.
Victoria Beckham’s first show at Paris Fashion Week
Victoria Beckham teared up while making her Paris Fashion Week debut. The British designer’s Spring-Summer 2023 collection was on the official calendar for the first time in the city of lights.
Issey Miyake Passed Away at 84
The late Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake (originally named Miyake Kazunaru) passed away on August 5th at 84. He’s survived by his namesake fashion label and is remembered for his signature futuristic, East-meets-West fashion designs.
Bella Hadid was named Model Of The Year
Bella Hadid won model of the year at the Global Fashion Awards for her influence on and off the runway. The Palestinian-Dutch model is notorious for setting trends (LYST’s data report named her the most powerful dresser of 2022) and is an outspoken advocate for human rights.