Wijesekera's collection tackles ideas that mainstream fashion wrestles with-identity, multiculturalism, sustainability, and gender-with beautiful and emotional strength. He spent much of 2020's lockdowns in Sri Lanka with his family, using the experience to fuel a new creative process. I was kind of stuck at home, but then I started cleaning up and found all my mom's saris. They had been there for all these years in her cupboard and she would wear them like once a year, and they were like rotting away. I thought, let's use what's around me, he said. So I cut up all my mom's saris and turned them into more tailored pieces. Wijesekera also restored some of his grandmother's saris, adding embroidery and Off White Clothing hand-painting, in other pieces.
We first noticed this season's crop of tiny cardigans at Maryam Nassir Zadeh's latest show, in the form of a cyan blue sheer blouse with a tie around the neck, Off White Hoodie layered on top of a black triangle bikini top. Two days later, the shrunken style was spotted on the runways of the lady-like Markarian, paired with a Bridgerton-approved floral midi skirt, and the psychedelic-inspired Brandon Maxwell, worn by supermodel Precious Lee with a corset-like mini dress. By the final day of shows, tiny cardigans had popped up at Sandy Liang and Kim Shui, too.
With her account, Lee shares her love of the fashion industry and what's new but is always encouraging her followers to retain their individuality when consuming trends. While we have already spent too much timing watching all her videos, we thought we'd ask the trend expert herself on which trends she thinks are worth investing in for the long term, and how she creates a balance between following trends but staying true to herself. We've learned a lot from her, and we think you will too.
Fashion month has come and gone. Now it's time to meditate on all we saw-including the through lines that will come to define spring's beauty trends. Once again, post-pandemic dreams of freedom and revelry are coming to life on the runway in the form of celestial applications of glitter and artful hair characterized by vibrant color, directional craft, or well-placed ornaments. The Y2K redux is also at play, with the sleek center parts and more-is-more shine that were beloved at the turn of the millennium making an Off White T Shirt undeniable return. Looking ahead, this season's most memorable eye statements saw an embrace of electric pigments that were exuberant and future-looking in neon shades and streamlined shapes. Here, a look back at the top seven beauty trends of the spring 2022 season.