Worn and used clothing trends for fall/winter 2022

Are you feeling distressed? If so, you’re onto the Fall/Winter 2022 trend, which sees fashion brands of all stripes dive deeper into tattered, worn-out garments complete with raw hems and gaping holes.

Consider what your haircut would look like after a fight in the streets – it’s apparently the vibe of the season, according to brands like Acne Studios, MM6 Maison Margiela or Diesel.

This being the business of fashion, however, the imagined scene looks much less like fight club and more like a catty tug-of-war for the last piece of pastry at Café de Flore, though there are plenty of gratuitous tears and tears for everyone.

But Vetements sub-label VTMNTS went a step further with its FW22 presentation, sending out some rude models with fake scars and choppy cuts.

A reaction to the current state of the world? A rebuttal to the fashion industry’s obsession with perfection? An angry feeling simply intended to provoke?

Perhaps all of the above.

But VTMNTS’ beat models spoke of the destructive attitude on display throughout fashion month, even when it only surfaced in small accents.

The Miu Miu show was indicative of many FW22 collections: refined, refined garments mostly free of overt deconstruction.

However, hidden beneath the deceptively award-winning facade – literally, in terms of Miu Miu’s extra-short skirts – lurks a quiet riot of raw hemlines or tattered cutouts.

Disguised by an air of elegance, a whiff of rebellion is waiting to be uncovered.

At Botter, for example, patched folders and pocket squares fitted with brass handles resembling brass knuckles gave a slightly aggressive edge to the otherwise noble case.

Similarly, all eyes were on Givenchy’s figure-hugging dresses, plush leather bags and 3D-printed shoes, but the luxury brand sent out faded graphic tees and jeans that affected an indifferent rocker look. .

Some FW22 collections went further, displaying clothes that could have been worn by Vetements’ beat models in their imaginary fights.

Specifically, Acne’s torn knits and ragged layers of denim looked like they had survived a fight.

Ribbed scarves, gloves, sweaters and sock shoes were riddled with holes and loose threads, sporting crystal studs in place of fabric pills.

Similarly, jagged objects appeared in Glenn Martens’ Diesel collection.

Between thin layers of leather and tech-y sneakers, Martens sent shearling coats and flapping leather shirts with asymmetric hemlines, notched sweatpants with peeling holes and lots of denim cleverly scruffy.

If the models had sported fake bruises instead of fancy metallic faces, the beating effect would have been complete.

Although Balenciaga FW22 was informed by a message of Ukrainian solidarity, it still delivered the well-worn garments that partly embody Demna’s design philosophy.

Faded, stonewashed sweaters and ripped jeans aren’t new for the luxury brand, but Balenciaga FW22 showed off new techniques, like tape-laden logos, while doubling (or maybe tripling) distressed finishes. .

Faded jeans and caps sported plenty of frayed hems, while a hoodie took the distress to a new level with the aforementioned tape detailing, paint splatter and seams that bordered on total destruction – zoom in on the zipper or ribs and the hoodie looks like it was salvaged from some hapless spring breaker who got on the wrong side of the drunken fraternity dudes.

Suffice it to say, you can still wear your big boots, latex suits, and weedbags next winter.

But, if you happen to rip your sweater, rip your jeans, shred your skirt, or even get a black eye, there’s no need to rush home and change: you’ll fit right in with the rest of the falsely bruised sequins.