High-rise jeans may have dominated our wardrobes for over a decade, but come spring 2022 things are getting a whole lot more ’00s as the low-slung waist makes its way back to the forefront of sartorial conscious. They’re all about bearing the midriff, so there’s no trend value in opting for a low-rise and hiding it beneath a long knit. Opt for cropped tops for full ’00s drama.
Spotted at: (L-R) Staud, Versace & Knwls – as well as Cynthia Rowley, Victor Glemaud, Remain, Soulland, Rotate & Tom Ford
One of the most wearable trends to come out of this round of runways was the pleated skirt, and while there was a light scattering of mini incarnations reminiscent of this summer’s favourite tennis skirt, for SS22 it’s all about the pleated midi. Other than that, there really are no rules. Printed, plain, colourful, monochrome, paired with knits or paired with a bralette – as long as it’s pleated then you’re bang on the money.
Spotted at: (L-R) Rejina Pyo, COS & Erdem – as well as Sandy Liang
Perhaps a trend best-suited to those looking to have fun with fashion again after spending the best part of two years wearing tracksuits, super sheer fabrics will have a real moment in the sun this spring. Of course, they can be cleverly layered to protect modesty, rendering this trend one of the most flexible for SS22.
Spotted at: (L-R) Elleme, Rejina Pyo & Yuhan Wang – as well as Staud, Harris Reed, 16Arlington, Simone Rocha & David Koma