Guido Maria Kretschmer: These are the trends for fall and winter

Updated: 30/09/2022 – 12:55

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Guido Maria Kretschmer Unveils the Key Pieces for Fall and Winter 2022

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In an interview, fashion designer Guido Maria Kretschmer reveals the most important pieces for fall and winter 2022.

Fashion designer Guido Maria Kretschmer spoke at the Fashion Week in Milan about the latest fashion trends for autumn and winter.

Double premiere for Guido Maria Kretschmer (57): The star designer debuted Friday evening at Milan Fashion Week and launched his own men’s collection for the first time in addition to his new Main and Curvy Collection. “The show was a big moment for me,” says Kretschmer enthusiastically. In an interview, Guido Maria Kretschmer reveals which fashion trends are particularly popular this autumn and winter and which key pieces should not be missing in any wardrobe.

The fashion designer in an interview

Dear Guido, how did you experience your first fashion show in Milan?

Guido Maria Kretschmer: The show was a huge hit and a big moment for me. It was very special to be able to present my GMK fashion collection for the first time in Milan as part of the About You Fashion Week. I also launched my first GMK Men collection. Great models were on hand to showcase our ready-to-wear collection, which was also available to purchase online right after the show. Normally, parts for the next season are always presented. Everything was very modern and had many good parameters. My personal highlight was my dear friend Michelle Hunziker, who was there to support me. She lives in Milan, so we were able to spend some time together.

Why did it take so long with your first independent menswear collection?

I have been happy in the women’s segment for a long time, I was very fond of women. Yet I have always designed menswear, for example through my corporate or couture collections. But somehow the time had come to create a complete men’s collection. Especially now that you see that the designs can be worked on. We have therefore created many looks, some of which are very masculine, but also very diverse and can be worn by everyone.

The designer’s new collection

What is your favorite style from the current collection, what do you prefer to wear yourself?

There is one jersey that I had to fight a bit to get into the collection. This is definitely my favorite part. It is beige with a beautiful light animal print stripe. For me it was a small tribute to Yves Saint Laurent and so far it has been very well received by customers – so it was worth asserting myself (laughs).

Which fashion trends dominate this autumn and winter?

Jackets and these slightly new shoulder proportions are definitely the fashion trend this season. Straps are back, especially the wider ones. There are many moments that also remind you a bit of the 90s, with all its facets. We have also integrated parts of this into my About You collection, but in such a way that it remains portable and the parts can easily be combined with each other.

The key pieces for autumn and winter

Which key pieces should not be missing in any wardrobe?

I’m definitely on the jackets. Good trouser suits and blazers are definitely key pieces for fall and winter, and of course all types of knitwear.

Which colors and fabrics are particularly popular?

For me it is of course these dark pastel shades that I really like. They will still have a lot of power in the coming season because they just fit well with people. These very beautiful natural shades are also very popular. Many shades of brown, cream and coffee, also in combination with blue. We always make sure that my collection is sustainable and colors also play a very important role for me. It is essential to work with colors that can be perfectly combined and are justified for a long time. Because the most important thing when it comes to sustainability in fashion is that you can wear the pieces for more than one season.

What’s all out this year?

Out for me is definitely the massive color blocking and also too much quilting. I can’t see it that well anymore, at least in the extreme variants. In general, though, we can’t really be outdoors anymore in the times we live in because what might be out for us designers can still be very popular in street style. Trends are shifting and have different relevance in different areas and that’s a good thing.

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