The best fashion items of the year
Timothée Chalamet’s halterneck at the Venice Film Festival, Kim Kardashian’s Marilyn moment at the Met Gala, Rihanna’s unconventional pregnancy style, Alessandro Michele's Gucci Twinburgs show, Bella Hadid’s sprayed Coperni dress or Kanye West’s infamous runway show in Paris: 2022 has seen its fair share of defining and controversial fashion moments.
It has also seen the return of packed fashion-week schedules with a number of mega-celebrities attending and the rise and rise of street-style fashion.
This unprecedented intensity has undoubtedly been at the expense of fashion putting sustainability front and centre, despite many fashion brands pushing ahead with sustainability plans.
According to McKinsey/Business of Fashion research published in 2022, our fashion spending has started to decline since the middle of the year; the luxury sector, however, is in a stronger position than the rest of the fashion industry.
How did all of this translate into our wardrobes?
While we embraced some predicted micro-trends, some unexpected items rose to fame and will be remembered for years to come.