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The best FW22 ready-to-wear runway productions

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Fashion shows can be simple, with just a few looks showcased on an elevated runway in front of a handful of attendees. On the other hand, it can be lavish productions, with a cast of fifty or more and a set of a million dollars, the most famous models in the world and the best hair and makeup artists. After two years of restrictions due to the Pandemic, the fashion world was ready for it. During the ready-to-wear fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris, there were 449 shows. Here are the best runway productions for Fall/Winter 2022.

Givenchy FW22

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Sunday, March 6, 2022
Venue: La Defense Arena, Paris
Designer and Creative Director: Matthew M. Williams
Hair: Duffy
Makeup: Lucia Pieroni
Opening Model: Selena Forrest
Closing Model: Kiki Willems

The show: This was Matthew M. Williams’ second collection for the famous house of Givenchy. The set was a giant two-tier light structure with a cross-shaped upper tier. This is followed by passages inspired by the house’s archives, including Audrey Hepburn’s pearls, which appear not only in the form of necklaces, but also on jeans, tops and cocktail dresses.

Chanel FW22

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Location: Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris
Creator: Virginie Viard
Scenographer: Stefan Lubrina
Hair: Damien Boissinot
Makeup: Tom Pecheux
Opening model: Vivienne Rohner
Closing model: Rianne Van Rompaey

The Show: Titled ‘Infinite Tweed’, Chanel F/W2022 references Gabrielle Chanel’s travels to meet her lover, the Duke of Westminster, at his dressing room in Scotland as well as England in the ‘swinging sixties’. The venue was covered in brown, black and green tweed to represent the River Tweed in Scotland. Timeless pieces in Chanel tweed were paired with Wellington boots or thigh-high boots; the signature blazer appeared in various silhouettes, mini-hemmed skirts and shorts were shown over ribbed tights and there were patchwork-style minis and leather dresses.

Prada FW22

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Thursday, February 24, 2022
Location: via Lorenzini 14, Milan
Designers: Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons
Hair: Guido Palau
Makeup: Pat McGrath
Opening Model: Kaia Gerber
Final model: Hunter Schafer

The show: Models emerged from a tunnel of lights as Depeche Mode’s ‘Leave in Silence’ played. It’s now been two years since Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons teamed up and for the Prada FW22 collection, the duo showcased highlights from previous seasons. To underscore the fact, models from 20 years ago, including Erin O’Connor and Liya Kebede, paraded down the runway. There were also modern elements, shoulder-pad blazers over fleeting skirts while nylon bombers and shearling bomber jackets were billowing to ultra-oversized proportions.

Burberry FW22

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Friday, March 11, 2022
Venue: Central Hall Westminster, London
Creator: Ricardo Tisci
Hair: Guido Palau
Hair: Jawara
Makeup: Pat McGrath
Makeup: Isamaya Ffrench
Opening Model: Marin Celeste
Closing model: Mona Tougaard

The Show: Tisci presented two shows for Burberry, one for menswear with 40 looks, all featuring Burberry’s new hybrid sneakers. Then the 56 women’s looks ran the gamut, from day passes that included classic Burberry checks to full ball gowns. Models climbed onto tables set with silver and crystal, while attendees stood in the dark. A choir of a hundred people sang and an orchestra played.

Balenciaga FW22

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Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: Bourget Airport, Paris
Creator: Demna
Scenographer: Niklas Bildstein Zaar
Hair: Gary Gil
Makeup: Ingé Grognard
Opening Model: Minttu Vesala
Closing Model: Eliza Douglas

The show: Blue and yellow t-shirts bearing the Ukrainian flag were placed on each chair. Then the voice of Balenciaga designer Demna sounded as he read a Ukrainian poem. Models rode through a snowstorm carrying what appeared to be giant garbage bags representing the plight of refugees. With over a million people now fleeing Ukraine, the spectacle could not have been more poignant. “This show needs no explanation,” Demna wrote. “It’s a dedication to fearlessness, resistance and the victory of love and peace.”

Off white FW22

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Monday, February 28, 2022
Location: Palais Brongniart – Bourse, Paris
Creator: Virgil Abloh
Fashion editor/stylist: Ib Kamara
Hair: Jawara
Makeup: Cecile Paravina
Opening Model: Grace Quaye
Closing Model: Debra Shaw

The Show: Virgil Abloh’s posthumous Off-White FW22 show was titled “Spaceship Earth”. The set included a massive chandelier and stacks of clear plastic speakers. DJ Jeff Mills provided the music. Off-White’s parent company, New Guards Group, broadcast the show to 100 storefronts across Paris equipped with television monitors for the occasion. After ready-to-wear and included a new haute couture line.