Autumn/Winter 2022 catwalks have been bolder than ever this year. With an obvious increase in brands using colour to send their message out as well as straying away from the traditional catwalk set up. Tonal dressing is still very prominent and we’re going to go through which colours you can’t miss out on this year.
Dark Oak comes in warm and cool shades of dark brown, this rich colour resembles sophistication and has come to light as a reflection of the rise in, appreciation for antiques. Dark oak is trans seasonal and so investment worthy for those who want clothing for all year round. Brown has been replacing our usual go to, black, recently and we’re here for it.
Sticking with trans seasonal colours, neutrals have been especially popular in 2022 and have been seen with a slight twist in the A/W catwalks. Colours such as off white and very pale pink and beige have been seen as a great alternative for those not wanting to stick to white for the Autumn/Winter time. Jacquemus’s stunning collection ‘Le Papier’ was inspired by his wedding, hence why the whole show was in very pale neutral shades.
Black is always in, and it hasn’t been forgotten about this year. Balenciaga showed us head to toe black outfits and how sticking to one colour can emphasise focus on the layering of textures.
Givenchy’s show reflected heavy metal sticking to dark tones and lots of black. This colour was brought into the shows with grunge undertones however much of the collection was extremely wearable. Black outfits fall into the goth trend.
Valentinos catwalk was unforgettable, showing us how great tonal dressing can look. The stunning hyper pink Pierpaolo Picciolo created in collaboration with Pantone coloured a multitude of garments. Valentino didn’t hold back on dopamine dressing and used all pink to emphasise the model and their individual expressions.
Khaki/ natural green shades
If you’re looking for something to pair with your winter brights then natural green shades are the perfect colour. As a result of the wellness trend many collections were inspired by nature alongside the current camouflage trend shades such as Khaki and Jade are going to be extremely popular.
This transeasonal colour is great to invest in and even better to wear for winter parties in an emerald or leprechaun green. Shades of green were featured on the Aw22 catwalks many times. A couple of examples of this include Issey Miyake who went as far as to create a collection inspired by plants and the unpredictability of nature. As well as Joy Meribes stunning Afro culture collection.
Bright primary blue and navy
Deep primary blues have been extremely popular in the luxury market. Bright blue especially popular because of its versatility and digital effect. This dopamine friendly colour is super trendy for AW22 and looks great paired with its opposing colour orange or metallic accessories.
For sticking to an autumnal feel. A toned down min orange tone is a great colour to add to your wardrobe. The catwalks showed the colour multiple times on outerwear and it was extremely popular in Paris and Milan. This shade of orange works well layered with other warm shades and gold jewellery to create a golden glow.
Finally, bright red, the colour of Christmas has not been forgotten about this Autumn winter. The perfect winter bright, red has been used to create tight fitting silhouettes and revealing outfits such as lingerie. The catwalks showed red layered in texture in the likes of sheer fabric, faux fur and leather.
Act N.1s Milan catwalk showcased bold outfits in this bright red colour. Featuring corsets and transparent cover ups.
Another example of this is Nicola Brognanos showcase of the evolution of Blumarine into a brand for the grown woman including more erotic clothing.