WORDS BY FLORA MACDONALD JOHNSTON
What do Extinction Rebellion, Olympic divers and The Simpsons all have in common? Fashion month of course. Over the past five weeks, designers have emerged from their off schedule slumber to showcase their new Spring/Summer 2022 collections. The mood was one of optimism, with the shows themselves bigger and more jubilant than before lockdown began.
Chanel took us back to the early 90s with mini-shorts, sassy walks, and shimmering sheer-column skirts that left absolutely nothing to the imagination, and in Paris, there was a special runway show dedicated to the late (and much beloved) designer Alber Elbaz who passed away from Covid-19 earlier this year. Creative directors and designers across the globe from Riccardo Tisci at Burberry to Anthony Vacaerello for Saint Laurent, created their own look in homage - it was utterly beautiful and I wish there were more tribute shows exactly like this.
But for those of you who have missed the events of the past few weeks, here are my five key takeaways, trends, and moments to get you up to speed.