2021 is coming to an end soon and we’re recalling the happenings of this year. Talking about the happenings of this year, let’s have a look at some of the top fashion shows of 2021 which are being looked forward in 2022 as well.
13. Loewe Spring/Summer 2022
The enhanced collection was an inspiration from the work of queer painter Florian Krewer, whose flourescent weird sexiness matched right with Anderson’s clothes.
12. Celine Spring/Summer 2022
Slimane has managed to approach this style as a documentarian rather than a panderer because he’s a masterful practitioner of the fashion system.
11. Eckhaus Latta Spring/Summer 2022
This show, is partially a tribute to Helmut Lang’s brutalist queer workwear, had the rare quality of being both wearable and highly covetable.
10. The Row Spring 2022
This year, in men’s clothes, the pants have took on enormous but controlled proportions, the viscose jackets billowed, and one suit even drooped.
9. Luar Spring/Summer 2022
Raul Lopez is a New York hometown hero, beloved by Gen Z and the millennials and has showed his label Luar in starts and cycles, but he staged a rollicking comeback in September as a part of Pyer Moss designer Kerby-Jean Raymond’s new incubator.
8. Kiko Kostadinov Fall/Winter 2021
This collection was the initiation of a new moment of existential searching for Kostadinov, as he asked what it meant to find joy in a pandemic world that denied most of the pleasures of modern life?
7. Gucci Fall/Winter 2021
Alessandro Michele had fully evolved the look of Gucci before the pandemic. His aesthetic was so well-established that Gucci was basically locked into producing eternal riffs on the rock ‘n roller magpie look.
6. Marine Serre Spring/Summer 2022
Marine Serre is said to be the upcycling pioneer, the actual environmentalist, the model of designer who can create a hype hit while working on a much bigger picture.
5. Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2022 and Demna’s Donda listening parties
Demna firmly ensconced the fashion industry alongside Hollywood and music with two monumental projects in 2021. The first was his creative direction for his friend Kanye West’s listening parties for Donda and the other one was an episode of The Simpsons.
4. 4S Designs Fall/Winter 2021
Angelo Urritia is one of the coolest designers working today and he’s also one of the industry’s most sensitive and introspective spirits, thinking very carefully about what his clothing says and for whom.
3. ERL Fall 2021
This year is said to be Eli Russell Linnetz’s year who began producing clothing under the auspices of Dover Street Market in 2018.
2. Balenciaga Couture
Demna shrouds himself and puts very little of his own biography into the clothes. His couture debut was purely a technical innovation, less about the larger social impact of clothing and more about the individual’s relationship with fashion and craft
1. Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2022
Virgil Abloh put on his two greatest Louis Vuitton shows this year. His shows in January and June were highly self-aware and sophisticated, and working with the stylist Ib Kamara helped evolve his clothes beyond cliche and into documentarian archetype.