The fall 2022 season of New York Fashion Week seemed to cover nearly every aspect of modest dressing. With comfort as the major underlying tone with most collections, as is the case with post-pandemic fashion, pieces came in demure and loose silhouettes. At Proenza Schouler, a head-covered Bella Hadid may have garnered the most attention, but there were also long skirts, dresses, and tailored suits. Brandon Maxwell offered various styling tips with its collection, which included full skirts paired with knitted sweaters, shirt dresses with jeans, and the star of them all: a blanket shawl that doubles as a cozy and stylish wrap.
Pushing boundaries with edgier looks, Eckhaus Latta sent pieces with fun fabrics and slits down the runway, including two looks that will speak to anyone who doesn’t associate modest with boring. Altuzarra‘s collection toed the line on fall fashion and featured an abundance of outerwear with shearling collars for extra warmth, long wool skirts, and the standout sequin dresses, one of which was paired with a peacoat. If post-COVID-19 style means fewer sweatpants and more dressing up to you, a few designers also presented their take on maximalist style this season. Cue Carolina Herrera’s Wes Gordon-created pieces for the woman who “want the wow from Herrera”. Think, playful and colorful designs combined with refined glamour in coat dresses, dramatic full sleeves, and other 60s style silhouettes. Naeem Khan took the sentiment a step further in stretch sequined dresses, and evening wear jumpsuits, as well as caped dresses.
Below, take a look at our edit of the best modest looks from New York Fashion Week Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear.