It’s been quite a year. 2022 has offered a tumultuous environment for fashion, shaking up the pot regularly and vigorously by knocking out micro trend after micro trend, shining the spotlight on some unlikely faces, and leaving brands we’d previously thought of as unsinkable, well, sunk. We’ve witnessed the fast rise to fame of Coperni, the further rise (and potential fall?) of Balenciaga, and the fall and fall and fall of Yeezy, among a lot more.
Amidst the madness of the past year, some things have stood out and stayed relevant throughout it all. These are some of the brands, people, styles, and looks that have made it onto LYST’s Year in Fashion 2022; only the best of the best, the most notable, memorable moments, and the things we’ll (hopefully) look back on fondly when reminiscing about 2022.
BRAND OF THE YEAR: MIU MIU
After practically everyone donned their micro mini-skirt set this year, it would be hard to snatch the title of Brand of the Year away from Miu Miu. The highly sought after set, as seen on Nicole Kidman and many many others, is undoubtedly the reason for Miu Miu’s peak in popularity. Lyst even declared back in February that the public’s infatuation with Miu Miu’s ultra mini-skirt had caused a peak in searches for the garment to rise to a three-year-high. Hats off, Miuccia. Maybe next year they’ll be even smaller.
LOGO OF THE YEAR: DIESEL
Shut your eyes for a second, and you’ll probably see the Diesel logo etched onto the insides of your eyelids. It’s said the average person sees up to 10,000 ads a day but undoubtedly Diesel’s marketing department alone has topped this because their logo is literally everywhere. As seen on skirts, belts, crop tops, bags, jackets, and more it’s infested our feeds and our wardrobes making them the undeniable winners of Logo of the Year, but despite this Diesel-logo mania we’re actually not sick of it yet.
TREND OF THE YEAR: BARBIE-CORE
The ‘Barbie’ movie isn’t even out yet and we’re already obsessed. By the time Margot Robbie actually gets round to gracing our screens in 2023 we’ll probably have turned to plastic, but till then living life in pink seems to be the compromise people are settling for. With Valentino’s iconic hot-pink runway back at the start of the year igniting the spark and Margot’s luminous body-suit in the ‘Barbie’ promo pics feeding the flame, it doesn’t look like the trend’s ready to die yet. Welcome to the Barbie World.
COLLAB OF THE YEAR: JACQUEMUS X NIKE
If you managed to get your hands on anything from the Jacquemus X Nike collaborative collection before resellers racked up the price to an unimaginable scale, lucky you. The partnership which produced a selection of trainers, shirts, dresses, and tennis skirts in gentle earth tones sold out in minutes back in June when it dropped. Although, it’s not over yet as the brands are linking back up momentarily this month for another mini drop featuring a hot-pink rendition of the Jacquemus x Nike Air Humara LX.
POWER DRESSER OF THE YEAR: BELLA HADID
Baby Bella – muse to the world – has been setting trends via her model-off-duty street-style looks for a while now but this year she was apparently so successful she deserves a title. As the resident It-girl currently dominating our feeds, it’s reached the point that when Bella Hadid steps out the house we take notes. Inspiring the likes of low-rise cargos, platform Uggs, floor-length kilts, and more, it’s hard to deny Bella’s influence. We only hope she keeps it up in 2023.
TIKTOK AESTHETIC OF THE YEAR – ‘WEIRD GIRL’
Whilst the ‘clean girl’ aesthetic was fun whilst it lasted, the new reign of the ‘weird girl’ aesthetic over on TikTok is far more entertaining and we’re here for it. Championed by Bella Hadid, the queen of making gross look good, the trend is characterised by ugly glasses, mismatched patterns, too many colours, and funky hair. This Aesthetic of the Year is about celebrating and showcasing the unconventional quirkiness that makes us all different, a mentality that hopefully sticks.
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