Paris Fashion Week S/S22: The Fashion Roundup

Paris Fashion Week S/S22: The Fashion Roundup

It's that time of year again. Fashion Week has returned and the fast-paced fashion season continues to showcase new, innovative fashion designers alongside those very much established in the industry for many years. Now the spotlight turns to Paris. From 28th September through to 6th October 2021, many famous designers and brands have already taken to the runway under the watchful lights of the Eiffel Tower. With a couple of days left before Paris Fashion Week comes to a close, we shall delve into the delightful tailoring elements we at A Hand Tailored Suit have spotted and what Paris is forecasting for Spring/Summer 2022, starting with:

Dior

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Spring/Summer 2022 Ready-To-Wear

If the April showers happen again next season, we can certainly rely on Dior to bring the sunshine to our wardrobes. The collection was full of vibrancy and a bright colour palette for next season, and this piece above was one which definitely caught our eye. The model wears a matching jacket and skirt set, the jacket designed with black buttons for a bold finish down the centre front and on the pockets. It includes four pocket flaps from the centre down to the hem, a good balance on this piece which is short in body. The notch lapels are short and the collar width the same for a more classic feel, the colour of the piece being the statement of its tailoring.

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The matching jacket and skirt set continued amongst other colours in this collection, including an orange cropped double-breasted jacket with piping details across the piece and a wonderful green number with a minimal three-button front and patch pockets on the bottom. There's also a bright yellow double-breasted military-style coat certain to turn eyes and a smart orange short-sleeved shirt cinched in with a matching belt and matching shorts for a more casual approach.

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Monochrome was a key theme throughout this runway but amongst a few key pieces were hints of artistic prints, this pink double-breasted coat being a perfect example. The model wears a four-button design with notch lapels and a hem falling to the knee, the white stitching being a subtle yet noticeable detail from a distance that is purely enhanced through the chevron pattern at the bottom. There's a 60's style look to this silhouette and the styling too, but definitely a modern piece with brilliantly cut lines. Let's not miss out its lighter pink counterpart with a more relaxed silhouette and raglan sleeves, the large patch pockets rounding up to a sharp point - which also comes in green too.

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Simplistic yet chic are these two tailored garments, the first being an elegant single-breasted cropped jacket with a three-button front, cinched in with a thin belt for that touch of class. The second jacket is double-breasted with a six-button front and curved flapped pockets, the boxy shoulders giving this black blazer its powerful impact on the runway and forever remaining a staple piece. Dior delivered with its runway at this year's fashion week with more tailored looks and the impressive staging. Check out the full show below:

Enfants Riches Deprimes

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Spring/Summer 2022 Ready-To-Wear

Strong and full of impact were the the pieces shown in this collection at this season's Paris Fashion Week, and the pinstripe suit was given its spotlight just as this model is wearing. An oversized cut on the shoulders but slightly short on the sleeves, the grey suit is woven with a wide red pinstripe, finished with peak lapels that fall low on the body to a four-button front. The welt pocket is situated quite low on the chest also, almost as a statement detail in this piece and worn with a crisp white shirt featuring a standard collar.

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The coat again is simple in its finishing look but the satin fabric buttons on the front and the low-cut peak lapels deliver. The length of the coat not just make it a practical piece but a great layering option too, and would look even stronger worn over a tailored suit. The coat is finished with two flapped pockets situated low on the piece and the shoulders are relaxed and create a lovely smooth line all the way down the arms to the cuffs.

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A navy blue double-breasted suit as this model wears is forever a classic combination, particularly one styled with a burgundy knit underneath and patch pockets to enhance the casual factor. The jacket is a four-button front like many others within this collection and the same with its low-cut peak lapels and oversized shoulders for that boxy fit. The trousers also match the relaxed fit but the centre crease still kept on the front of the trouser legs for that sharp element.

Saint Laurent

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Spring/Summer 2022 Ready-To-Wear

Full of refined lines on the garments, this collection at Paris Fashion Week was like the power shoulders of the 80's had returned ready to boss 2022, these three models above wearing perfect examples of such tailoring. The first is an all-in-one olives jumpsuit designed with a tailored fit and contrasting black details for the collar and as a shoulder panel also, strengthening the structured shoulders a lot more, and also linking well to the black buttons featured. The second only highlights how well a check tailored jacket will work and will always work, especially when notch lapels are wide and the shoulders padded to give this dynamic shape, the shape again mirrored in the all-black jumpsuit with a two-button front.

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Colour blocking made chic with this model's garment here of an asymmetrical blazer dress with two large black patch pockets at the bottom. The red is a deep shade and works perfectly for a sophisticated and modern piece, fastened withsix large buttons and of course, the signature shoulder line that's consistent throughout this collection. The curved neckline making a sharp point on the red panel is just the perfect finishing touch.

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Check or tweed, what's your preference? The models above show why both are just consistent favourites within a tailored cut, the first wearing a check two-piece with a safari-style jacket. The four buttons on the front and the low notch lapels with a three-button front makes it modern chic, the subtle rounded hem a soft touch. The second garment is another blazer dress made from a soft grey tweed or cashmere wool, the padded shoulders and peak lapels not distracting from the sophisticated effect overall of this piece. The angled four-button front and flapped pocket do convey a working power piece of tailoring for sure.

Valentino

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Spring/Summer 2022 Ready-To-Wear

A collection full of colour clashing and a number of lightweight dresses, the tailoring such as the example this model wears was certainly eye-catching. It's a brown two-piece with hints of purple showing through to bring in the Spring/Summer element to an autumnal shade, a cool transitional piece. The jacket itself is a two-button front with flapped pockets and oversized shoulders, the trousers contrasting with its more tailored fit at the top. The purple shirt is worn open to a low point with extra purple tie details flowing over the jacket. The purple cuffs slightly showing through the jacket sleeves finish outlining the jacket very well.

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They are opposites on the colour wheel and a famous complementary colour combination within this jacket/shirt combination at Paris Fashion Week, showing how well purple and yellow work together. Both are vibrant shades of each colour, bold and definitive for the summer season as the yellow blouse is oversized and features the yellow tie feature that is seen throughout the collection. The oversized nature means the cuffs are hanging over and stylishly sticking out through the jacket, whilst the purple jacket lined in white, is made with sharp peak lapels and a padded shoulder line.

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As the warmer weather creeps in during Spring/Summer, a sleeveless jacket is a good alternative, with this example the model wears a very modern fashion piece. The purple shade is allowed to shine in its impact with this piece, cut in a six-button double-breasted front and thin flapped pockets to contrast the oversized nature. It still maintains the theme of wider shoulders for that oversized fit, the hem finishing just below the knees and the notch lapels the appropriate choice to allow the purple's impact to flourish.

Victoria/Tomas

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Runway

It's a collection that features everyday wear with a bit of flair as the models above sport different varieties of the classic trench coat, the first being a camel coat layered with a sheer polka dot fabric across the front. The shoulders are cut out, finished with gathering and the cuffs bound in the same camel cloth to outline the teal. The wide notch lapels and collar lay over the top, and the four-button front left exposed. The same style is seen on the last picture with the model wearing a grey trench coat with a black sheer overlay, the lapels not as wide or the collar not as definitive for a more classy style. The second camel coat is kept more to the original look with the signature cut-out shoulders but featuring oversized sleeves and a matching tie belt, fastened on the front.

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Retro in its colour and pattern, this neon green shall no doubt brighten up the gloomy wet days of Spring. The black background on the patterned shirt and shorts work brilliantly to minimise the green's impact but not remove the overall wow-factor on the runway. The jacket is a casual design, made with notch lapels and oversized shoulders that drape below the natural shoulder line. The two-button front features black buttons and the patch pockets a flapped style, finished with a bold black stripe down the centre to match the stripe down the sleeves.

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Both jacket and trousers set as stylish as one another, both showing how simple and great the effect of contrasting details have within tailoring. Relaxed fits once more, the white long sleeve shirt and trousers include a contrasting black notch lapel/collar with a small polka dot design. The shoulders are padded for a taller shoulder line, and the piece fastened with a single button. The navy piece includes contrasting white details on the lapel and collar, as well as the circular design within the cloth but a softer fit on the shoulders. Both designs include the signature cut-out features with gathering on the waist and knees. The contrast detail was also a theme amongst some of the pieces, combined with tassels for a cool fun element as seen below.

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Paris Fashion Week has defined itself once more for Spring/Summer 2022 and has of course, added its take to what we can expect to see next year. Check out some other stylish pieces of tailoring below, including some refined chic suits from Chloé and fashionable check coats from Givenchy.

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Did you have any favourite shows during Paris Fashion Week S/S 2022? What were some of your favourite elements?

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