Some rang in 2022 wearing super-slinky party dresses that would make Paris Hilton blush (Dua lipa, you might ask?). Other stars chose to retreat to the country to display a different type of New Year’s fashion. Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Hailey Bieber, and Kendall Jenner were more classic than Y2K. They were dressed in outdoor gear that would have made any discerning rambler proud, if they had a penchant to Vetements.
Huntington-Whiteley shared several social postcards of her new life in rolling hills. She also included a Landy and binoculars to bird watch. Rosie was dressed as a luxury explorer in a Toteme coat of waxed brown cotton and a Emma Brewin furry cap. The only thing that was questionable about her hiking outfit were her Sorel Joan of Arctic boots. We need to say more.
Hailey was also roving through fields rather than dancing on dancefloors at December’s end. She swapped model selfies with donkey snaps. Yes, really. Proving that Vetements jeans and Fendi Oxfords are not just a city girl’s uniform, Bieber made .Countryfile .chic work for her, with added Saint Laurent sunnies and Eterne basics.
Kendall also refreshed the #cottagecore trend that reigned supreme during the pandemic by way of Source Unknown patchwork knits and Hunter wellies. The North Face’s Thermoball Eco Traction mules were used by Kendall to add a Gen-Z touch to her Upstate uniform. She also used 818 Tequila bottles.
The 2022 trends headlines might have us expecting sexy fashion in the coming year, but the world’s most influential people are investing more in cosy investments. The Queen has worn her waxed Barbours for decades, which are just a stone’s throw away from Rosie’s outerwear for decades.
“This product doesn’t feel driven by trend or time, it feels collectible,” Libby Page, senior market editor at Net-a-Porter, previously said of the industry’s renewed appreciation of artisanship over flash-in-the-pan fashion. “The pieces tell their own stories.” Are you wondering if it’s time to get off the Y2K bus? These top models already know the route.