With Covid-19 restrictions relaxed enough in Europe’s three major fashion capitals to welcome designers back from exile, shows in London, Milan and Paris chose surreal and original settings—from Prada’s Tetris-cubed space and Fendi and Versace’s “Fendace” jungle to Dior’s pop-’60s cubes and Saint Laurent’s smoke-machined view of the Eiffel Tower. Overall, much like designers in New York—where collections signaled a riotous, fringe-happy return to semi-normal social life—it was a swirl of positivity: “We needed something fun to happen,” Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia told Vogue. Scroll to see the best looks from London, Milan and Paris’s Spring/Summer 2022 Fashion Week, as selected by WSJ. Magazine’s fashion team. For New York Fashion Week’s best looks, go here.
Red boots steal the show at Simone Rocha.
Mismatched earrings complete this Erdem look.
A dramatic headpiece at Harris Reed.
A collar ties together this yellow suit at Jil Sander.
Argentine model Mica Argañaraz walking the runway for Fendi.
A cozy look—with pockets to boot—at Max Mara.
Maximalist patterns down to the accessories at Etro.
Model Gigi Hadid in a white coat for Tod’s.
White buttons pop in this Giorgio Armani look.
Prada staged simultaneous twin shows in Milan and Shanghai, which both included this polo-and-skirt combo—fashion that represented the new design partnership between
Pop superstar Dua Lipa for Versace.
An orange suit paired with black strapped shoes at Dior.
A black cape levels up a trench-inspired frock at
Florals at Saint Laurent.
Bejeweled denim and briefs at Dolce & Gabbana.
Model Natasha Poly for Balmain.
A touch of black mesh over a pink sweater at Raf Simons.
The rainbow fashion trend continues at Chloé.
Strappy shoes and a macramé top at Isabel Marant.
Gold accents perfect this Valentino look.
Ruby red at Loewe.
Hermès’s presentation at Paris’s Le Bourget airport featured a surprise plane landing and this black look.
A blue look from Balenciaga’s show, which also featured a collaboration with The Simpsons.
A lime-green sweater at
Model Rianne Van Rompaey for Chanel.
Socks and heels at Miu Miu.
A look from
‘s show, which was held at the Louvre’s Passage Richelieu.
A metallic look—with matching nail polish—at Courrèges.
A bright, belted look at Victoria Beckham.
A wild knit at Givenchy.
The finale of the spring 2022 season was from AZ Factory, the label of late designer Alber Elbaz, who died in April. The show featured 45 fashion houses showing looks inspired by Elbaz, including this one, from Dries Van Noten, featuring a self portrait of Elbaz.
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