For fall 2022, Autumn Adeigbo wanted to create the feeling of a “Parisian house party” in New York. The collection of flirty corset tops and minidresses paired with clogs and mid-calf boots suggests a wine and cheese party rather than a rager, but the French influences are still there.
Perhaps no look says Parisian house party as much as Look 10: a polka-dot long-sleeve crop top and matching miniskirt. With midriff floss around the waist and a coordinating beret, it’s straight out of Emily in Paris. Adeigbo has become known for this kind of bold-printed ensemble. Aside from the dots, she incorporated butterflies, plaids, tiger stripes, and abstract, colorful florals into the collection. Each feels girlish and sophisticated; youthful without being cloyingly innocent. The butterfly motif that turned up not just on large-scale prints but also as embellishments on knitwear symbolizes “us coming out of the cocoon of the past few years,” said the designer.
The collection is rounded out by lace-up leggings, wide-leg leather pants, and perforated leather streetwear (the brand’s first dip into logomania). They contrast with the clogs with bright jeweled buckles that Adeigbo says they can barely keep in stock. As such, she expanded her footwear offerings with some mid-calf snakeskin boots. Shoes for stomping around the Seine and elsewhere.