While the past three seasons may have seen a pandemic-induced shift to cozy neutrals and calming mattes, this season’s return to life – and to in-person shows – was appropriately accompanied with a burst of light. We are once again ready to see and be seen, and today’s top designers are here to light the way. From lustrous silks and subtle metallics to all-over sequins and glammed-out rhinestone excess, the runways of Spring 2022 were awash in a spectrum of shimmer and shine.
Alexander McQueen used shimmering embroidery to suggest raindrops and ice in a collection that embodied shifting skies and clouds. Anrealage shared a presentation and collection that melded the real and the virtual, with pieces that radiated the entrancing shimmer of a computer screen. For as wide-scoped as it was, Balmain‘s blockbuster show featured highly intricate embroidery and knit work made up of countless shimmering elements. Giorgio Armani, Simone Rocha, and many more combined shimmering textures with sheer fabrics for looks that were ethereal, light, and dazzling.
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