Year in Review: Wallpaper’s Best Fashion Interviews of 2022

Wallpaper* fashion editor Jack Moss picks out the best fashion interviews of 2022 – a closer look at the personalities who have defined a year in style. From the most recognized names in the industry – Rick Owens, Manolo Blahnik, Giorgio Armani and Gabriela Hearst among them – to an emerging generation of designers blazing new trails, these insightful and eye-opening conversations recap 12 definitive months in fashion.


01. Pieter Mulier on “modern beauty” and his vision of Alaïa

Alaïa by Pieter Mulier in September 2022 Wallpaper Style Number*

(Image credit: photography by Spela Kasal, fashion by Jason Hughes)

In the September issue of Wallpaper, Belgian designer Pieter Mulier unveiled his vision for Alaïa, a year after taking the reins. The pursuit of “modern beauty” is at the heart of her approach, blending the sensuality of ancestor Azzedine Alaïa with her contemporary vision of femininity. ‘Beauty, body, sex – [Alaïa] is the only place where you can use the word sex without being vulgar,” he said. “It’s the sex that comes from the heart, from within, where beauty belongs and can be found.”

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