Continuing to encourage individuality and experimentation, Fall/Winter 2022 runways saw an abundance of androgynous shapes, statement patterns, glaring colors, and exaggerated silhouettes. Elsewhere, tasteful tailoring, utilitarian essentials, and black tonal dressing balance the range with chic elegance. Find out what the different trends entail and how to elevate your wardrobe below.
While a lot of the season's looks challenged self-expression with daring colors and dramatic forms, classic monochrome dressing is here to stay, as seen in Jil Sander and Rick Owens' collections. For those with an affinity for enigmatic all-black outlooks, opt for striking tonal pieces like Mastermind World's Side Stripe Track Jacket, C2H4's Panelled Bomber Jacket, and 1017 ALYX 9SM's Leather Mid Boot With SKX Sole.
From bulky puffers and padded shoulders to oversized tailoring and wide pants, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Balenciaga were brands that said "go big or go home," empowering menswear with exaggerated silhouettes and supersized details. Exert style dominance with voluminous outerwear, such as Moncler's Maya 70 Down Jacket, Undercoverism's Detachable Hoodie, and POST ARCHIVE FACTION (PAF)'s 5.0 Down Center.
On the surface, utility-focused fashion shares an adventurous spirit, but its tendency to reign as a top menswear trend may have to do with a literal sense of universal unrest. Whether it's for the uncertainties in life or the colder seasons ahead, multi-pocketed workwear jackets like Stone Island's Camo Ripstop Nylon Vest and C.P. Company's Gabardine Zip Shirt will gear you up in style. Complete your outfit with Rotol's safari-style cargo pants for head-to-toe functionality.
Floral prints, plaids, stripes, you name it, the season's collections probably have it and Copenhagen Fashion Week is a testament to that. Bianca Saunders and Études runways show they understood the assignment for more patterns by championing the quirkiest prints on matching sets. To join in on the fun, check out graphic-rich pieces like Ambush's Teddy Jacquard Sweatshirt, Endless Joy's Typhon Blue Linen Shirt, and ERL's Skull Print Puffer.
From JW Anderson to Etro, FW22 runways went all out with bold-colored chunky knits. Besides lumpy chain links that piled plush, hand-crocheted details were also featured to amplify the knitted silhouettes' playfulness. Lift your spirits and snuggle in Our Legacy's Sonar Roundneck, sacai's Plaid Pullover, Pleasures' Fortune Cardigan, and Butter Goods' knit vests.
Taking a step further into embracing androgyny, gender-fluid tailoring donned many men's FW22 runways. Putting new twists on classic suits are hourglass silhouettes imagined on double-breasted looks, further shrunken slim fits, and diverse textures reminiscent of the '70s. Exude formal elegance with Thom Browne's V-neck Cardigan, Jil Sander's Wool Jacket, Maison Margiela's Tabi Penny Loafers, and more.