Rewrite the present by looking at the past , and create the future by imagining it. This seems to have been the recurring theme of the most recent Haute Couture Week, and the autumn/winter 2022 edition is no exception. Daniel Roseberry continues to deconstruct Elsa Schiaparelli’s surrealism in a maximalist vein by bringing to the catwalk garments that burst like flowers from a priceless garden.While Olivier Rousteing, the creative director of Balmain, paid homage to the enfant terrible of fashion, bringing Jean Paul Gaultier’s magic back into the spotlight from 1994 Les Tatouages to his creations for Madonna, Virginie Viard immersed herself in the archives of Chanel to reference Madame Coco’s perpetual obsession with the equestrian mood, her 1932 Bijoux de Diamants, and the 1980s and 1990s collections by Karl Lagerfeld.
Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga continues this lot of memories by narrating a love poem for his husband using je t’aime, neoprene-covered humanoids, and reimagined versions of several celebrities’ silhouettes, including Kim Kardashian, Dua Lipa, and Nicole Kidman.
These are the most intriguing fashion week inspirations for fall 2022.