Plunge yourself into DRY’s take of transitional style, brimming with staples worth noting (and for the taking)
Images: Davide Frandi
Style: Chidozie Obasi
Comfort lovers, rejoice! Look beyond your cosy designer knits, fluffy coats and beloved sneakers – it’s time to familiarise yourself with the key summer and autumnal 2022 wardrobe trends. One avant-garde trend in particular was the talk of the town during the autumn/winter 2022 show season (Pre-fall notwithstanding). Fashion editors adored the slouchiness of outerwear and in-your-face, maximalist accessories, which featured prints in all manner of hues, upside-down patterns, billowing volumes and innovative fastening details. Vibrant embellishments were all the rage at 1 Moncler JW Anderson. The houses teamed up for a covetable drop (out in June 2022), deciding to go big on proportions whilst ditching quintessential shapes and moods—taking them to the max—giving a hint at retro style with a touch of futurism. At Ferragamo and Tod’s the elegance and poise continued, while Dsquared2, Tagliatore, Jil Sander and Valentino offered up a myriad of coat options for all downpour needs. Fashionable (downtown) gladiators were a theme at Dolce&Gabbana, but no amount of free-of-fuss glamour could compete with Marni’s slouchy take on knitwear, or ETRO’s hype-worthy pants. Indeed, it’s a rare phenomenon when a statement seasonal buy is simultaneously chic. When oversized fashion appropriated the catwalk and sent out offerings from micro to macro, billowing to poised and so forth, clients began to appreciate the return of all-out practicality. Formerly the domain of urban dressing, this season’s ease offered a newly grown-up grace, whether it came in the form of huge trousers (appropriate for a Med scorcher), sea-approved bags, or a meticulously cut Hermes cardigan with gently volumised fabrics. Of course, there is nothing quite so comfortable as luxe practical wear, but now cosy staples have a modern, elevated appeal. Think: feel-good toppers paired with tailored shorts; classic leather loafers juxtaposed with technical sneakers. Whether you’re going all out, or simply seeking a statement accessory, here are the best options of offer. But beware of humid downpours: the only climate where light cotton is truly inappropriate attire. You’re welcome.