Today I’m going to take a look at some sewing inspiration from the Autumn trends ’22. If you’re new here, hello and thanks for stopping by….since I started my blog I’ve created these inspiration posts twice a year. I’ve always been interested in fashion and I love to read all about what’s new each season. Even if I end up not incorporating many, or any of the trends I still love to know what’s going on and get inspired in many different ways like seeing a texture, a colour combination or part of a silhouette that I like. More often than not something ends up piquing my interest and I like to stay modern in the way I dress (I like to think that it’s what gives an ‘ageless look to my style) so I’ll be bound to add something to my wardrobe inspired by the latest trends. I hope you enjoy a quick tour around Autumn 22 and feel inspired in some way too, even if it’s just a colour or a texture. And on that note let’s dive in and take a look.
Ooh, but before I do here’s my Spring/Summer post from earlier this year for my friends down in the southern hemisphere
Apparently, most designers returned to the normal schedule of in-person runway shows after many took to digital productions at the height of the pandemic over the last two years. The feelings of wanting to get back to normal and enjoy more normal ways of life were reflected in many shows with eclectic bold colours and larger-than-life silhouettes. Oversized looks, glittery fabrics, bold colours and huggable knits. There’s a nod to the 90s in the form of minimalism too as well as a plethora of workwear now that more people are headed back to offices.
As with trends over the last 5-10 years, the ever-increasing emphasis is on creativity and uniqueness. The trends and shows are there to inspire you to combine ideas and pieces in your own way.
Trending Pantone Colours
The bold bright hues in this year’s Pantone collections reflect our need to break free from the restraints of the last few years and celebrate life. The calmer shades represent more restorative and comforting vibes. So there’s a definite feeling of contrasts and contradictions. I’m guessing this all helps us to put together unique outfits that express how we feel when we choose our clothes each morning.
Here are both the London and New York Pantone colours:
London Pantone Range For Autumn ’22
New York Pantone Range For Autumn ’22
Autumn ’22: The Big List Of Trends
- Classic/basic tank
- 90s minimalism
- Low-rise waists
- Biker-chic. The classic moto jacket
- Rainbow dressing…bold, bright colours
- Oversized blazers
- Bohemian influences
- Luxe leopard
- Unique and glam partywear
- Bomber jackets
- Aviator jackets
- Maxi skirts
- Sheer floaty fabrics
- Goth inspirations
- Knitwear is everywhere
- Corset tops
- The opposite of the maxi skirt…little micro mini skirts with a preppy or punk vibe
- Strong shoulders
- Leather anything, worn anytime
- Flesh flashing (midriffs)
- Fuschia pink
- Sliced cut-outs
- Maxi coats
- Equestrian vibes
- Caramel tones
- Tweed (Chanel dedicated the whole collection to it)
- Punk inspirations
- Babydoll dresses
- Flared leggings
- Stompy moto boots
- Bold coloured bags
- Thigh-high boots
- Luxe hiking boots
- Furry hats and bags
- Wearing two belts at once or a double belt effect in one belt
- Platform Mary Jane shoes
- Curved shape bags
- Statement wrist bangles and rounded earrings
- Big pearls
- Choker necklaces
- Small neck scarves
- Balaclava hoods
- Light-coloured tights
I collected some images from the ready-to-wear runway shows and put a few collages together. I particularly like the jacket by Giambattista Valli on the left in the second collage and I’m liking the knitwear, winter coats, maxi skirts and tailoring.
** Click/tap the individual name of each designer under the collages to be taken to Vogue Runway where you can see more of the designer’s collection.
I’ve gone through a few websites and found a small selection of patterns that have the same vibe as some of the main trends. As always I’ll bet you already have some patterns in your stash that can be adapted.
I haven’t linked the patterns from the Big 4 because I know we all have our favourite places to get them from, but I have linked the others back to the original website, so just tap on the name above the last few photos to take a look at the pattern on the website.
And there you have it…I hope that perhaps something caught your eye. Let me know in the comments how you feel about the new season trends. Anything you dislike? What colours appeal? And what really made you go “ooh, I love that!” ?
So, I’m not quite sure how soon my next post will be as I’ve been out of action with a nasty virus (not covid) and no sewing has been done….
Anyway, see you soon!
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