NYFW

The Best Looks From New York Fashion Week Spring 2022

by Maxine Wally and W Staff
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Although New York Fashion Week spring 2022 technically began on September 8th with a stacked roster of shows including Ulla Johnson (which turned its runway into a hall of mirrors inside the Brooklyn Botanic Garden), Willy Chavarria, and Proenza Schouler, it was Collina Strada designer Hillary Taymour who set the scene the day prior for the first IRL NYFW since February 2020. Collina Strada’s show took place on the rooftop farm at Brooklyn Grange; as the late afternoon sun set, models including Jazzelle Zanaughtti aka Ugly Worldwide, and the musician Hawa frolicked down a stone path surrounded by tomatoes, jalapeños, and arugula growing in planters. They ran, skipped, and danced wearing Taymour’s spring 2022 collection titled “Snail’s Pace”—which consisted of cheerful prints done in orange, pink, sky blue, and upbeat florals. The buoyant mood was echoed at shows for Maryam Nassir Zadeh and Proenza Schouler (which held their standout presentation at Little Island overlooking the Hudson River), and felt by all who attended the shows. After a year and a half of isolation, designers wanted to convey a happy lightness, and their love for fashion on a real-life runway. Although NYFW spring 2022 is still happening during the pandemic, brands at all levels are taking precautions, only allowing in vaccinated folks, hosting shows outdoors, requiring masks, and limiting attendance numbers. Although it’s a “new normal,” out-of-the-ordinary kind of fashion week, the camaraderie is still potent—plus, we’re seeing a ton of killer clothes. Below, scroll through our favorite looks of the season from Peter Do, Alejandra Alonso Rojas, and more.

Tom Ford
Tom Ford
Tom Ford
Vaquera
Vaquera
Vaquera
Khaite
Khaite
Khaite
Altuzarra
Altuzarra
Altuzarra
Tory Burch
Tory Burch
Tory Burch
Sandy Liang
Sandy Liang
Sandy Liang
Luar
Luar
Luar
Thom Browne
Thom Browne
Thom Browne
Anna Sui
Anna Sui
Anna Sui
Rodarte
Rodarte
Rodarte
Eckhaus Latta
Eckhaus Latta
Eckhaus Latta
Brandon Maxwell
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Brandon Maxwell
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Brandon Maxwell
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Coach
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Coach
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Coach
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Batsheva
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Batsheva
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Batsheva
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Michael Kors Collection
Michael Kors Collection
Michael Kors Collection
Carolina Herrera
LaQuan Smith
LaQuan Smith
LaQuan Smith
Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera
Sergio Hudson
Sergio Hudson
Sergio Hudson
Moschino
Moschino
Moschino
Monse
Monse
Monse
Gabriela Hearst
Gabriela Hearst
Gabriela Hearst
Proenza Schouler
Proenza Schouler
Proenza Schouler
Peter Do
Peter Do
Peter Do
Alejandra Alonso Rojas
Alejandra Alonso Rojas
Alejandra Alonso Rojas
Maryam Nassir Zadeh
Maryam Nassir Zadeh
Maryam Nassir Zadeh
Collina Strada
Collina Strada
Collina Strada
Ulla Johnson
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Ulla Johnson
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Ulla Johnson
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