Another season of runway shows is negotiating the social restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic. But which cities are cementing their show-must-go-on spirit? Which labels are presenting IRL? And which brands are staying put in the digital sphere? Here we present our expert guide to how each fashion city is approaching the upcoming S/S 2022 womenswear shows, in London, New York, Milan and Paris

Fashion week S/S 2022: all you need to know

New York Fashion Week
8-12 September

New York Fashion week very much came back back with a bang. A host of behemoth and burgeoning brands presented physical catwalk shows, brimmging with optimism, glamour and a sense of community and creativity, including Tom Ford, Proenza Schouler, Khaite and new runway additions  Peter Do and Maryam Nassir Zadeh. As if all that IRL excitement wasn’t enough, the Met Gala followed on September 13, for the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

London Fashion Week
17-21 September

London Fashion Week touhced down in the city with a host of catwalk shows, presentations, parties and appointments, some of which take place in the newly minted TikTok show space. A host of British stalwarts showed for spring, including Roksanda, Simone Rocha and Erdem, alongside burgeoning brands which took to the catwalk for the first time, including 2021 LVMH Prize winner Nensi Dojaka, Supriya Lele and SS Daley.

London Fashion Week S/S 2022 Nensi Dojaka

Nensi Dojaka, featured as part of the Wallpaper* Graduate Directory 2020

Milan Fashion Week
21-27 September

Organisational body Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI) announced a show schedule packed with IRL big hitters. Expect the first physical runway show from Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada, who announced their co-creative directorship of Prada in February 2020, just before the world went into lockdown, plus shows from Italian behemoths including Fendi, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani and Salvatore Ferragamo

Paris Fashion Week
27 September-5 October

The organisational body Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM) has announced its provisional S/S 2022 schedule, and it’s chock-a-block with physical and live streamed events. Expect a host of emerging and established brands, from Kenneth Ize to Christian Dior, Coperni to Louis Vuitton. The season ends with a show dedicated to the late great Alber Elbaz, who launched his label A-Z factory earlier this year. §