When this Fall’s Haute Couture Shows took to the runways, they were productions to behold. Valentino models glided down the iconic Spanish Steps, while Schiaparelli wowed the crowd at the Paris Museum. Getting a coveted ticket to one of these shows can be equated to winning the lottery, so unless you are Kim Kardashian or Anna Wintour, you will have to settle for viewing these shows on YouTube. Watching these runway shows will allow you to also be in-the-know for 2022’s Fall Fashion Haute Couture Trends, beginning with the shock and awe that is Schiaparelli. If you want your wardrobe to be on point this Fall, be on the lookout for these must-have trends:
Plunging necklines - but make sure you have the correct undergarments to pull off this revealing look.
Florals - Inspired by Carolyne Roehm’s book A Passion for Flowers, it’s time to scour Amazon and Zara for dresses that feel like you are wearing an English garden on your body
Wide Brimmed Hats - The ones on the runway were fashioned from straw and had some incredible ornate details, such as small birds sitting on the brim. This look could easily be recreated with a few ribbons and a glue gun. And don’t forget that a slick ponytail or bun is the best way to accentuate your new chapeau.
Large, ornate gold necklaces and earrings - The bigger the better! Anything in black looks great when you are wearing gold jewelry.
Black velvet - This soft, classic material is all the rage when it comes to Fall Fashion trends for 2022. And if you are lucky enough to find a good vintage piece that is trimmed with gold embroidery, then you have hit the jackpot.
Corsets - Yes, they are back Although they look amazing, they aren’t always the most comfortable accessory. However, if you still want the cinched look, while still being able to eat dinner, there is always the option of buying a good piece of shapewear.
And no outfit is complete without a stylish pair of womens designer shoes to complete the ensemble. Valentino set the Fall 2022 shoe trend with Women’s Designer Heels adorned with floral accents and ankle straps. The other noticeable trend was platform women's sneakers paired with loose fitting suits and classic flats. Watching the Haute Couture shows is fun, but recreating the looks on a budget can be even more fun. And if you happen to be lucky enough to be in Paris this Fall, you should definitely get tickets to see,
“Shocking! The Surreal World of Elsa Schiaparelli,” the high-impact exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.