As we near the finale of fashion month, it seems the saying save the best for last stands true when it comes to the City of Lights. Ahead, check out GRAZIA‘s favorite runway looks from Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2022. From Dior’s childhood nostalgic lifesize board game to Coperni set in a forest of cannabis to Saint Laurent bringing back the ’80s catsuit and everything in-between, we bring you the best from fashion capital of the world.
While some designers dabble in the Y2K trends, Nicolas Ghesquière travels back through the ages for his recent collection. Silk dresses with lace trimming and ties get a modern revamp with cutouts and dropped necklines to appeal to the nouveau generation of dressers.
Miuccia Prada got the memo that Y2K fashion is here to stay and is diving a bit deeper into the noughties era fashion files for some “newness.” Ultra-short miniskirts make a comeback on the legendary designer’s runway.
Bathing tops make way for ready-to-wear for Chanel’s Spring/Summer collection (naturally, paired with bouclé miniskirts). The casual-chic look is nothing less than expected for a post-pandemic summery collection from the French fashion House.
Whether it’s couture or ready to wear, Giambattista Valli’s message still reads the same — dreamy and whimsical. Delicate feminine details in the collection, such as ruffles, and of course, voluminous dresses, were a must.
If this is what we’ll be wearing in the future to go fishing, sign me up asap. Entitled the “Utopian Youth” collection, designer John Galliano creates new riffs with the house’s decade-old codes for a modern generation.
Excuse me, naked dress make some room for the naked jumpsuit, especially paired with this oversized puffer jacket. This collection was made for the person who is excited to return back to the world yet still wants to keep parts of their comfy at-home life with them.
If you weren’t convinced spooky season was here, take a look at Givenchy’s latest collection. Models walked with Midas touched Jack-o-Lantern bags that were equal parts chic and spooky.
Creating imposing proportions, designer Bruno Sialelli reinterprets traditional looks into something more exciting and youthful. A dramatic gown is downsized into something shorter yet still filled with so much life.
Debuting via an episode of The Simpsons, Balenciaga cast Homer, Marge, Bart, and the clan to model signature looks. The collection itself was quintessential Balenciaga. Focusing on what the brand does best and bringing us exciting new silhouettes in denim patterns and fun matching prints.
What better way to celebrate the return to travel than hosting your show inside an airport hangar? Creative director Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski Versace flies in a new era for the house while still holding on to all its heritage. Monochromatic leather mini set still the show, perfect for the Hermès woman that’s feeling a bit daring in her post-pandemic wardrobe.
If you ever dreamed of living in mastermind Pierpaolo Piccoli’s couture designs, well now you can, somewhat. For his Spring/Summer 2022 collection, Piccolo reinterprets some of his recent couture designs into easy everyday pieces, including the standout jellyfish tendrils.
Exposed torsos were all the rage at Loewe’s Spring/Summer 2022 show. As models quite literally walked on eggshells (eggshell motif heels that is) they donned draped gowns with a clear torso plate. Could this be the 2022 answer to the peekaboo dress?
Coperni is always one step ahead when it comes to fashion-forward dressing. Sharp laser-cut blazers stole the show, specifically one in white with fabric wrapped around the model’s neck as a built-in accessory. Office appropriate? Not sure, but I definitely still need it right away.
When joining Chloé in 2020, Gabriela Hearst’s mission was to modernize the luxury French house with her signature sustainable style while still staying true to the Chloé label. Evident in the stunning patchwork leather, which appears to be woven.
It was all about the proportions from Raf Simons’ namesake label. Male and female models walk the runway in collared shirts, seemingly down to the knees showing the versatility and gender fluidity of the designer’s collection.
Sheer, sheer, and you guessed it, sheer. Acne Studios is making waves for the return to sexy dressing, and we love it. Exposed bra tops and corset tops also complete the range of standouts from the collection.
From a Doja Cat performance to a heartfelt reading from longtime friend Beyoncé to ’90s supermodels walking the runway, Olivier Rousteing’s 10th anniversary show was indeed a spectacle. Bondage dresses make a resurgence, this time inspired by Rousteing’s injury he endured over the summer. Seeing the beauty in pain, the collection follows his journey through recovery.
Cecilie Bahnsen showed that women are more than whimsical and dainty, they can also be practical in clothes that they can “live and dream in.”
Anthony Vaccarello pulled from the effects Paloma Picasso had on Yves Saint Laurent for his collection. Hence, the broad shoulders and clean-cut lines. In his show notes, Vaccarello mentioned how this period of Saint Laurent’s designs was pivotal to the brand’s success today.
Watching as models took the runway, it was hard to tell if it was Spring/Summer 2022 or 2033. The collection is the definition of futuristic dressing in the modern age. Perfectly placed cutouts and stretched fabric come to form on tank tops and dresses, presenting the duality of comfortable yet sexy dressing.
Delving into the archives, Maria Grazia Chiuri looked to Marc Bohan’s era of Dior for her latest collection. Most notable nods to the early Dior designer were the bright hues of yellow, green, red, and orange on structured suiting and gowns. Fringe dresses were a significant moment for the line too, inspired by the iconic Roman nightclub, Piper Club.