New York Fashion Week is back in full swing, and the city’s designers were ready to kick off the Fall 2022 season with a bang. While New York continues its gradual ascent to be competitive – both creatively and financially – on the international stage against bigger weeks like Milan and Paris, this season in particular also felt tuned in to the character and legacy of New York City itself, with designers drawing inspiration from both its magic charm and its rough edges.
Tory Burch layered on the layers in an ode to New-York femininity that made for her strongest collection in years. Khaite eschewed the digital glitz of trends while remaining impeccably of-the-moment with a focused collection that was achingly, icily cool. Gabriela Hearst demonstrated the haute power of sustainability with a collection that was earthy, androgynous, and meaningfully luxurious. Carolina Herrera takes home the top spot with creative director Wes Gordon’s romantic and colorful work (appropriately timed for Valentine’s Day), which made precise use of contrast to pair sexily form fitting cuts with expansive explosions of opulent fabric, rewriting the designer’s codes through his own forward-thinking language.
Here are The Impression’s Top 10 runway shows of New York Fashion Week Fall 2022 as selected by our Chief Impressionist, Kenneth Richard.