The Biggest NYFW Trends You Can Shop Now

To those who thought New York Fashion Week was dead, the standout looks that came from the fall 2022 runways in the past six days have proven otherwise. The odds were certainly stacked up against the American sartorial set this season — with marquee names like Thom Browne, Marc Jacobs, and Tom Ford missing from the calendar — but the city prevailed (doesn’t it always?). The NYFW trends are as alluring as ever, and we can’t wait to cop each and every one of them. 

While quasi-post-pandemic dopamine dressing — which, according to Pinterest, encompasses “feel-good fits with an electric kick” — was undoubtedly on display with the highlighter hued collections of Christian Cowan and Staud, there was also a noticeable shift toward sophisticated neutrals that could’ve been plucked straight off a mood board titled “NYC Skyline.” 

Taking cues from the current cultural climate (the Matrix! the Metaverse! Manhattan!), NYFW’s designers were clearly tuned into the hot topics du jour, joining the conversation with their leather-laden, digitally-infused collections. For arguably the most viral moment of the season, LaQuan Smith tapped a newly single Julia Fox to rock a party-ready black dress with cutouts that has since been dubbed "the ultimate revenge dress" — but not before a moment of silence in honor of the late André Leon Talley. Fresh takes on face coverings were also introduced in the form of nose-grazing turtlenecks by Alaïa that could replace your mask come fall 2022. 

Some collections were centered around elevating office attire for impending in-person returns (three cheers for The Row), and others tailored fantasy for our new reality: pieces by Altuzarra paid homage to mermaids; Zimmerman looked to the stars, while Simon Miller traveled to Mars. Say what you want about the fate of NYFW, but the clothing for fall/winter ‘22 speaks for itself, with many garments threaded with that signature don’t-mess-with-me attitude that’s innate to their New York City surroundings. Risks were taken, rules were broken, and we’re following suit by testing out the resulting styles way before the fashion clock strikes fall. 

Ahead, check out the top 10 runway trends from New York Fashion Week, along with inspired pieces that you can shop right away.

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NYFW Fall 2022 Trend: Avant Apocalypse

With the return of The Matrix taking hold of the zeitgeist, fashion is reacting with layered leather ensembles, dark trenches, and tiny sunglasses. Christian Siriano, Khaite, Alice & Olivia, and Maison Rabih Kayrouz all got the avant apocalypse memo.Photo: Courtesy of Christian Siriano.

Staud Laurel Skirt, $, available at Staud

Good American Better Than Leather Good Icon, $, available at Good American

Paper London Venus Trousers in National Pleather, $, available at Paper London

Nanushka Asayo Belted Vegan Leather Midi Dress Shirt, $, available at Net-A-Porter

Collusion Unisex PU Longline Coat, $, available at ASOS

NYFW Fall 2022 Trend: Maxi Skirts

The seasonless staple no one saw coming? An ankle-grazing skirt. First, we saw floral, boho versions on the spring/summer ‘22 runways, then on JLo (she opted for a patchwork denim situation), and now across the fall/winter ‘22 runways courtesy of Altuzarra, Jason Wu, Ulla Johnson, and more. From pleats and prints to pleather, the more material, the better. Buy one now for the spring that you can transition into the fall with the easy addition of leather boots and tights. Photo: Courtesy of Ulla Johnson.

Mara Hoffman Alejandra Skirt, $, available at Shopbop

Farm Rio Mixed Prints Maxi Skirt, $, available at Farm Rio

Free People Kenny Set, $, available at Free People

Maje Printed Cotton Voile Skirt, $, available at Maje

Madewell Plus Pull-On Tiered Maxi Skirt, $, available at Madewell

NYFW Fall 2022 Trend: Black-And-White Fashion

While post-pandemic fashion is embracing a sensory-loaded kaleidoscope of colors, the most basic pairing of black and white has been an unexpected source of creative inspiration for some designers. And in the hands of Lemaire, Alaïa, and Khaite, it’s anything but boring. Photo: Hanna Tveite/courtesy of Khaite.

Del Moment Wave Shirt, $, available at Del Moment

Everlane The Alpaca Waffle-Stitch Polo, $, available at Everlane

ASOS DESIGN Slim 90s Shoulder Bag, $, available at ASOS

Mara Hoffman Amy Dress, $, available at Mara Hoffman

EB Denim Two Toned Pant, $, available at Revolve

NYFW Fall 2022 Trend: Blanket Scarves

As we gleefully abandon quarantine life, there are parts of it that, according to designers like Brandon Maxwell and Gabriela Hearst, we might want to consider taking with us. Blanket shawls (à la Lenny Kravitz), extravagant scarves draped over coats, and hooded ponchos — the opening look for Kenzo — evoked the comforts of couch life in a high-fashion setting. It’s the next best thing to wearing your favorite throw. 
Photo: Greg Kessler/courtesy of Brandon Maxwell.

Cult Gaia Izzie Knit Cardigan, $, available at Cult Gaia

Thakoon Chunky Scarf Turtleneck Sweater, $, available at Thakoon

Holzweiler Aster Check Hafnon Scarf, $, available at Holzweiler

Nap Loungewear Goatherd Camel Hair Wrap Coat, $, available at Nap Loungewear

Mango Vest with Side Opening, $, available at Mango

NYFW Fall 2022 Trend: Big Belt Energy

Since we’re no longer legally bound to our sofas 24-7, the vibe for outerwear — at least if NYFW has anything to say about it — is go big or go home. Not only did bouclé coats (Deveaux, Zero + Maria Cornejo) and voluminous jacket silhouettes (The Row, Alaïa) take center stage, but Tory Burch, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, and Proenza Schouler designed belts to be worn over it all for a little extra winter oomph.
Photo: Courtesy of Tory Burch.

Zara Stretch Belt, $, available at Zara

Hobo Embrace Belt, $, available at Hobo

Gianfranco Ferre Wide Leather Waist Belt, $, available at TheRealReal

Gap Classic Belt, $, available at Gap

Eloquii Wide Waist Bow Belt, $, available at Eloquii

NYFW Fall 2022 Trend: Suiting

The return to the office means a return to the power suit, and the options are bigger and better than ever. Sharp shoulders, oversized fits, and vintage shades of grays, browns, and, yes, black, are very much in, with the likes of Proenza Schouler and Paco Rabanne hopping on board this trend train. Meanwhile, Sergio Hudson and Christian Siriano offered options in electrifying shades of green and blue, respectively.Photo: Dan Lecca/courtesy of Sergio Hudson.

Storets Brianna Oversized Handkerchief Blazer, $, available at Storets

H&M Dress Pants, $, available at H&M

COS Single-Breasted Wool Blazer, $, available at COS

Maeve Oversized Button-Up Shirt, $, available at 11 Honore

The Frankie Shop Bea Boxy Blazer, $, available at The Frankie Shop

NYFW Fall 2022 Trend: Distressed Clothing

The Tumblr girl aesthetic is back, as is its affinity for ripped knees and distressed sweaters. Eckhaus Latta brought this mood to the runway by returning to the sliced-up appeal of pieces it debuted a decade ago. Altuzarra’s cropped sweaters also featured frayed edges, and Dion Lee dabbled in loosely threaded knits. Photo: Madison Voelkel/courtesy of Eckhaus Latta.

Sinéad O'Dwyer Exclusive Black Spiral Tights, $, available at SSENSE

Andersson Bell Pink Gradation Sweater, $, available at SSENSE

J.ING Dailyn Unisex 1pc Black Ripped Oversized Sweater, $, available at J.ING

BDG Skylar High-Waisted Baggy Jean - Deconstructed, $, available at Urban Outfitters

PSC Colorful Jumper, $, available at Lisa Says Gah

NYFW Fall 2022 Trend: Headgear Reimagined

From bonnets and baseball caps to balaclavas and beyond, designers are paying special attention to what’s happening around people’s heads. There were fuzzy hoodies at Christian Cowan, leather hats at Coach, Batsheva even made the case for an Ikea bag as a form of headgear. If it stays in place around your face, go for it. 
Photo: Courtesy of Christian Cowan.

Jakke Hattie Bucket Hat, $, available at Lisa Says Gah

A.L.C. Daniel Baseball Cap, $, available at A.L.C

Shrimps Blue Bram Bonnet, $, available at SSENSE

Echo Dramatic Oversized Faux Fur Balaclava, $, available at Echo

Maje Knit Collar with Hood, $, available at Maje

NYFW Fall 2022 Trend: Regency-era Tops

The ripple effect of the Bridgerton boom is still being felt across the fashion industry, with corsets and high-necks continuing to pop up in shows and on social feeds alike. The puff sleeve is especially popular, with House of Aama, Paco Rabanne, Puppets and Puppets, and Markarian incorporating a hefty dose of arm drama and corset-inspired detailing into their collections. Photo: Courtesy of House of Aama.

Isabel Marant Jen Floral-Print Ruched Puff-Sleeve Blouse, $, available at Neiman Marcus

Collina Strada Chick Cardio Princess Top, $, available at Collina Strada

Dôen Jemma Top, $, available at Dôen

Ganni Cotton Shirt, $, available at Ganni

Pink City Prints Raspberry Vine Florence Blouse, $, available at Pink City Prints

NYFW Fall 2022 Trend: Lapels Made Lavish

Get ready to fluff things up when it comes to your outdoor attire. Coach, Helmut Lang, Hardware LDN, LaQuan Smith, and Proenza Schouler adorned jacket lapels with eye-catching, fur-like accents that’ll actually get you excited about going out into the cold. Meanwhile, Tibi added second collars to otherwise-classic shirts and coats.Photo: Jonas Gustavsson/courtesy of Proenza Schouler.

Reformation Lester Coat, $, available at Reformation

Zara Warm Wool Premium Coat, $, available at Zara

& Other Stories Faux Fur Collar Coat, $, available at & Other Stories

ASOS LUXE Vinyl Trench Coat with Faux Fur Trim, $, available at ASOS

Maximilian Curly Sherpa Collar Trench Coat, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

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