Dial S for self-empowering, sensuality. Unveiled in a hot pink, club-like corridor, Sportmax's AW22 collection was a manifesto of empowment through a sartorial deconstruction of deeply-engrained fetishist ideals of the femme fatale (albeit through the male gaze). From Lilith to Hitchcockian muse Kim Novak and pin-up star Jessica Rabbits, iconic archetypes on the big screen and throughout pop culture were reconfigured for the birth of new sex symbols. Hourglass jackets, exaggerated shoulders and androgynous minimalism come together through tailored construction and an exploration of the body to form contemporary interpretations of form-fitting looks, awashed in a twilight palette of black, midnight blue, coffee, nude, alongside pops of fuschia and red. Click to see every look now.
Dreaming of a glamorous post-pandemic night out? Versace has you covered. For AW22, their latest collection turned up the heat with the unmistakable Atelier Versace bustier at its core to usher the house forward for the next generation of modern It-girls. “Our cast of Versace Women for Fall-Winter 2022 is exciting,” Donatella Versace said. “Girls like Avanti, Anyier and Tilly perfectly represent a Versace with new generation attitude and they champion diversity. They embody the energy running through the collection and the looks built on contrast and tension—like an elastic band pulled tight and about to snap-back with a build-up of energy. That feeling is just irresistible to me. It opens new possibilities and makes things happen.” See every look now.
For Moschino’s AW22 collection, Jeremy Scott delved into the space of the surreal, taking inspiration directly from the Moschino archives: In 1989 and 1990, Franco Moschino had introduced cutlery brooches and hot-and-cold faucet handles in his ready-to-wear. Staged in a replicated set of the hotel bedroom in Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, opulent furnishings and decorations came alive across dresses, skirt-suits and outerwear. Glittering chandelier motifs swing on bodies, while silverware come into play as golden decorations of a bodice or as wraps on high heels. Click to see every look now.
For Autumn/Winter 2022, Salvatore Ferragamo opted for an immersive presentation at the neoclassical Sala delle Cariatidi of Milan's Palazzo Reale instead of its usual ready-to-wear runway. Accompanied by a fashion film, the new collection reflected the global shift towards casualisation, deconstructing the codes of "casual" to rebuild them in a spirit of liberated precision and fluid expression. Silhouettes were modern and slender, mixing evening wear accents such as dramatic ruffles with everyday versatility across outerwear, knits and separates. See every look now.