NYFW 2022 revives Y2K trends and strong color palettes


Corrado Firera’s Magazine

Andriana Kourkoumelis

New York Fashion Week — the city’s most defining fashion event for upcoming trend forecasting and showcasing the work of designers big and small — has concluded for the autumn/winter 2022 season.

From Feb. 11 to Feb. 16, spectators viewed the collections of classic fashion houses like Tory Burch or Christian Siriano as well as the works of up-and-coming designers like Tia Adeola.

With this wide range of exposure for designers, whether they have been a NYFW staple or an emerging brand in the more professional fashion scene,new trends have been set for the fallwinter season of this year.

The micro-trends being introduced  — or reintroduced  — in the fall and winter seasons of this year are sheer clothing, crochet, Y2K, capes and skirt suits.

Alongside these trends we see a clear color theme that can lead to the reemergence of neon’s and color blocking, and alternatively an all-black and white classic wardrobe found its way on the runway once again. The color palette of this upcoming season’s fashion trends is truly diverse, and really pushes for being creative with color choices and combinations on the day-to-day.

Brands that displayed these trends in their collections include big names like Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera, but also newer designers like  Tia Adeola, who has taken full inspiration from Y2K fashion trends and reintroduced them in a new way.

Tia Adeola’s brand, previously known as “Slashed by Tia,” embodies how fashion is evolving as a whole. Her collection displays Renaissance elements, most notably ruffles, Y2K style cuts and styles, bright neon colors and sheer and silk fabrics.

Being a fairly new brand, she has certainly made strides in the industry, especially as a woman of color, walking alongside brands like Telfar which was recognized for its unique design and flair. With new and old trends coming to the surface after NYFW and setting up the style forecast for the remainder of the year, the runways of many new designers who have gained the opportunity to bring their brands to new levels have made a huge impact on breaking the barriers in terms of fresh ideas.

The runways display many new trends that we may be seeing a lot of in fashion soon.

 Adeola opened for this year’s NYFW after launching in 2020 creating facemasks in Nigeria, making this one of her biggest shows to date.

Overall, New York Fashion Week F/W 22 has successfully mapped out what is to come in the industry and which new designers to look out for as they expand their brands moving forward.