New York Fashion Week is the year’s most important fashion event. Taking place just twice a year (February and September), international designers, models and celebrities put their best foot forward in an effort to showcase the latest in style innovation. Some of the pieces, hairstyles and makeup looks set the tone in trends for 2023 for buyers, the press, and the general public. However, there are some quite questionable looks that we wish our eyes hadn’t seen.
Take a look at some of the best, the worst and the ugliest looks for NYFW 2022 below:
This gives "wind-blown" a new meaning. Don't know what the designer thought this gelled-up mess of a hairdo would do for their collection other than distract from the pieces, but we digress.
This is giving "Dune" meets runway vibes, with this beautifully flowing red layered mesh dress with a hood.
Besides showing they've got a lot of caps, Puma's cap-stack just looks silly.
We didn't know the alien from "Nope" was making a special appearance!
We know Elon Musk is trying to get us all into space, but we are not interested in wearing this spacesuit.
If you have to give your shoes a haircut so they don't drag on dirty floors and streets, it is not a cute look.
They did this model dirty over at Rentrayage by the styling, the sloppy tucking in of the shirt and the updo. This just screams "hot mess."
Julia Fox is serving us mermaid-alien realness with this fun ensemble! She has truly become a fashion icon.
Kevin Aviance broke out the thickest lashes he could find and put on the loudest outfit he owns to create this bizarre look. Our eyes are going to all the places we would rather not go.
Smurfette meets cottage-core.
This is another take on the Joker. And not a good one.
They pinned a curtain on this model's shoulder, didn't give him shoes and called it a day. Hoepfully he got paid handsomely for this.
The skirt overlay on top of the flared pants without a shirt is just not it. Had they layered with a top, this look could have been saved.
The poodle head at the crotch is less fashion and more cringe.
We left the whole jeans under a dress thing 20 years ago for a reason. Some fashion trends are to be left in the past. Sorry!
We need to, as a collective, stop with the bleached brows. It is not really edgy, and when it's done wrong, it looks really bad. Here's exhibit A!
This model can go straight from the runway to performing in Times Square as a statue with this painted metallic face.
Another example as to why bleached brows should not be a thing.
The sexy lingerie/sailor suit and chiseled abs may have been intentional for the polarity of it all, but it doesn't work for us.
We're all for showing how pregnancy can be beautiful, but the golden paint around the belly looks like a bullseye or hypno-ring.
These nails literally look like pasta was glued on and spray-painted gold.
The duo matched in red but Ciara stole the show, looking glamorous as ever with red gloves, shades and that velvet jacket!
Tom Ford's show was gaudy, but Bella Hadid absolutely rocked this Disco Queen vibe!
The soft yellow dress fulfills every woman's dream to be a princess.
This pastel tie-dye ensemble is complete with these fun matching leg warmers.
We'd love to see this baby blue gown on a red carpet!
We are loving the unicorn headpieces all the models wore for Selkie. This model pairs it with a sparkly thigh garter.
We love the soft silver makeup this model is wearing with her outfit.
The smoked-out eyes are a wonderful contrast to the gelled pink hair.
We are living our best punk lives with this look, paired with red gloves.
How cute and edgy is this Moschino purse? The fashion line had this leather jacket style in a variety of colors and shapes on the runway.
The ruching of the dress mixed with the loud tights and shoes just look too busy and dated.
We love a man in a suit, and even more so when layering is done so expertly like they did here.
This is where too much color can ruin a look. It looks as though they piled on every accessory they could on this model.
This shade of red and purple go together so well.
The execution of layers with a monochromatic color scheme is done so well, we'd even consider wearing bright orange!
They did the women so bad at Dur Doux. The big sequins on the blazer ruin the whole look.
Braids are timeless and always in season. Here, we like the addition of a black ribbon to contrast the models red hair.
Besides the fuzzy cat-eared beanie paired with bangs being so adorable, we love the layered denim outfit!
The best way to pair a revealing top is to wear an oversized blazer and pants. So chic!
You can never go wrong with a good leather jacket. Coach had the best ones of NYFW.
Lil Nas X did his thing performing at Vogue World, but he looked awkward on the runway at Coach.