Irish Tatler

Big fashion energy: Your essential guide to autumn’s hottest trends

Hold onto your bejewelled Balaklava, autumn winter 2022 is going to be a wild fashion ride.

A model walks the runway during the Louis Vuitton Womenswear autumn winter 2022-2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 07, 2022 in Paris, Fran

It’s finally here. Big fashion energy. After seasons of hybrid half-measures and cosy ‘core’ aesthetics, the message from the autumn-winter catwalks is clear: more is more. Exaggerated, over-the-top, attention-seeking: Silhouettes are large and in charge. Colours erupt like molten lava. Accessories compete ruthlessly for airtime. It’s hard to draw a breath. No more wavering in the shadow of restrictions. Explorations of fantasy, surrealism, youthquake, counterculture and technology now shape our reality, sublimating its ongoing challenges ...