ATH-OFFICE

Careerwear evolves yet again, as casual Fridays meet ath-leisure for a new category known as “Ath-Office” or “Work-Leisure”. An outgrowth of pandemic comfort dressing and the ubiquity of activewear on streets, the new look combines athletic classics like hoodies with more tailored items like blazers — styled as ensembles or morphed into a single hybrid garment. Luxe fabrics, including satins and lamés, mix with performance meshes, wicking knits and stretch jerseys, all cut into polished versions of activewear silhouettes. Shiny blacks and saturated tones like fuschia, deep turquoise and amber browns add more visual punch.

Emerging Talents, Spring-Summer 2022, Milan
Valentino, Spring-Summer 2022, Paris
Tom Ford, Spring-Summer 2022, New York
KNT Men, Spring-Summer 2022, Milan
Concept Korea Spring-Summer 2022, New York
Max Mara, Spring-Summer 2022, Milan

MINI MANIA

 

After seasons of 70s Bohemians, fashion skips back a decade with 60s Mod mania, complete with structured shapes, happy colors and plenty of minis. Maria Grazia Chiuri at Dior believes the look encapsulates what young customers are looking for right now: “Something graphic and clean, minimal and positive. Because I think we have to give an optimistic outlook to the future.”  The look evolves for next spring with nearly neon hues, eye-catching placed motifs and graphic cutouts, whether a squared-off neckline or triangular openings at midriff or sides. Items include sleeveless or halter-neck shifts and bright A-line miniskirts. Get ready for a new “youthquake”.

Christian Dior, Spring-Summer 2022, Paris
Maryling, Spring-Summer 2022, Milan
Emilio Pucci, Spring-Summer 2022, Milan
Courreges, Spring-Summer 2022, Paris
Ports 1961, Spring-Summer 2022, Milan
Valentino, Spring-Summer 2022, Paris

THE COMMUNIQUÉ FASHION REPORT: NEW ROMANTICS

Perhaps as a balm to our troubled times, the romantic ruffles, soft florals and gentle color show no signs of slowing down. Hanako Maeda of Adeam offered vintage-flavored dresses and jumpsuits, while Cinq a Sept showed dresses fit for afternoon tea. Harlem’s Fashion Row showcased floral pajamas and Christian Siriano loosened up his silhouette for a flowing dotted frock.

THE FGI COMMUNIQUÉ FASHION REPORT IS AN EXCLUSIVE NYFW REPORT CAPTURING AND HIGHLIGHTING INFLUENCES, DIRECTIONAL. AND SIGNIFICANT STYLE, COLOR AND FASHION THREADS, FEATURING NEW TALENT AND MORE…

Created By:

SHARON GRAUBARD – FOUNDER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF MINTMODA & FGI EXECUTIVE MEMBER

NICOLE FISCHELIS – FASHION/ART FORECASTING & FGI BOARD MEMBER

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THE COMMUNIQUÉ FASHION REPORT: MODERN GODDESS

Goddess looks are always right for spring, but this season the timeless silhouette is renewed with crafty treatments and asymmetric effects. Bronx & Banco offered an earthy tie-dye version with cutout sides, while Badgley Mischka updated a strapless frock with vivid citrine color. Alejandra Alonso Rojas updated the goddess concept with a wonderful one-shoulder cable-knit sweater, finished with cascading fringe.

 

THE FGI COMMUNIQUÉ FASHION REPORT IS AN EXCLUSIVE NYFW REPORT CAPTURING AND HIGHLIGHTING INFLUENCES, DIRECTIONAL. AND SIGNIFICANT STYLE, COLOR AND FASHION THREADS, FEATURING NEW TALENT AND MORE…

Created By:

SHARON GRAUBARD – FOUNDER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF MINTMODA & FGI EXECUTIVE MEMBER

NICOLE FISCHELIS – FASHION/ART FORECASTING & FGI BOARD MEMBER

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Badgley Mishka, SS22, NYFW
Bronx & Banco, SS22, NYFW
Bronx & BAnco, SS22, NYFW
Alejandro Alonso Rojas, SS22, NYFW
Alejandro Alonso Rojas, SS22, NYFW

THE COMMUNIQUÉ FASHION REPORT: CRAZY LAYERING

Everything goes with everything now, signaling a new freedom of expression. As Aaron Potts, winner of the All Gender Product Award at last year’s Rising Star event explained: “The expectations of traditional gender expression are so confining for some people. I hope to offer something that allows people to exhale, to go deeper and to embrace every part of themselves…”. Other designers, including Marissa Wilson, Harlem’s Fashion Row and Imitation of Christ, also offer freeform layering, a mad mix of active, lingerie, grunge plaid and craft ponchos. Individualism is the goal — it’s up to the wearer to create the magic.

 

THE FGI COMMUNIQUÉ FASHION REPORT IS AN EXCLUSIVE NYFW REPORT CAPTURING AND HIGHLIGHTING INFLUENCES, DIRECTIONAL. AND SIGNIFICANT STYLE, COLOR AND FASHION THREADS, FEATURING NEW TALENT AND MORE…

Created By:

SHARON GRAUBARD – FOUNDER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF MINTMODA & FGI EXECUTIVE MEMBER

NICOLE FISCHELIS – FASHION/ART FORECASTING & FGI BOARD MEMBER

Click here for more at FGI.org

Imitation of Christ, SS22, NYFW
Marissa Wilson, SS22, NYFW
Aaron Potts, SS22, NYFW
Ulla Johnson, SS22, NYFW
Harlem’s Fashion Row, SS22, NYFW