SPRING- SUMMER 2023
WAISTS WITH LOW RISE
It's official: the popular low-slung waist from the 1990s is back in style. Our favourite high-rise appears to be taking a long break for summer 2023 after everything from trousers to suits, shorts to evening skirts received the low-rise treatment. For the full impact of your new style, wear a crop top.
Proenza Schouler, Nensi Dojaka, Sandy Liang, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, and Zimmermann were all seen there.
SEQUINS WITH HIGH-OCTANE
We don't need to hear from you twice. Sequin season may typically occur around December to coincide with the apparently never-ending stream of holiday parties, but in 2023, it will be declared that spring and summer are the best times for a little glitz and glamour. Importantly, the trend for SS23 features a softer, lighter colour palette, with pastels, pale pinks, and neutrals expected to be the most common.
Nensi Dojaka, Huishan Zhang, 16Arlington, Chet Lo, Valentino, Area, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Brandon Maxwell, Halpern, Richard Quinn, and Chloé were all seen there.
COBALT BLUE IS THE NEW BLACK
Undoubtedly, fuchsia was the colour of 2022 (thanks, of course, to Mr. Pierpaolo Piccioli, who started the trend in March during Valentino's AW22 showcase), but for SS23, the shade takes a backseat to a striking blue hue. Cobalt blue hasn't been at the forefront of fashion trends in a while, so its comeback is heartening. You'd be wise to get on board with this trend before we eventually overindulge and go back to our neutral wardrobes once more. This style is splashed across everything from dresses to jackets, skirts, and even boots.
Richard Quinn, David Koma, Cecilie Bahnsen, and Alexander McQueen were all seen there.
SS23 appears to be one really seductive season with boudoir detailing at the forefront of eveningwear—perhaps not one to trial in the office. Whether you want to dangle a beautiful slip with some lace accents or plunge right in with a full-on ensemble that includes hold-up stockings and lace gloves.
(L-R) Nensi Dojaka, Versace, Burberry, Victoria Beckham, and Christopher Kane were all seen there.
If these were the bags that were distributed at the conclusion of events, perhaps fewer of us would strategically leave early. The antithesis of the plastic party bags from our youth, which were filled with Haribo, bubbles, and cake wrapped in a napkin, these evening bags are opulently adorned and steadfastly adhere to the maxim "more is more."
Observed at: (L-R) Along with Valentino, Hermes, Khaite, JW Anderson, and Victoria Beckham, Paco Rabanne, Fendi, and Jil Sander are all represented.
Black was an undeniable repeating pattern on the most recent runways, an odd colour to rule a spring/summer landscape. Of course, the colour is lighter than usual, and skin-baring materials like lace and crochet enable the appearance to have an unexpected gentleness.
(L-R) Cecilie Bahnsen, Dries Van Noten, Versace, Roksanda, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Nensi Dojaka, 16Arlington, Givenchy, Richard Quinn, Victoria Beckham, and Yuhan Wang were all spotted there.
While the season may begin at the end of March, one of the season's most notable themes for spring/summer 2023 has a distinct February 14th vibe. In September, hearts could be seen all over the unending runways, from hips to legs, chests to hemlines. For those prepared to put their hearts on their sleeves (or everywhere else! ), adorning dresses in particular offer the ideal date night style.
POWER OF FLOWERS
Even Miranda Priestly would consider these blooms to be "groundbreaking," despite the fact that she denigrated them back in 2006. Next season will see the traditional style take on a much more three-dimensional role, rising from shirts, shoulders, and even taking over your torso. It will be more theatrical than your typical spring flower. The latter may be a bit much for a quiet meal with friends, but for those not scared of a bold fashion statement, this is a good option.
Of course, fringe is nothing new, but for the upcoming season, the popular design element gets a significant makeover. And by large, we mean a lot. From completely fringed skirts to clutch purses, elbow-length fringed "cuffs," and, well, why not *actual* fringes... Whatever it is, if it has fringe, we're into it for the upcoming season.
Move over, fuchsia; there's a new colour to learn. Next season, a softer, more pastel shade of pink will rule, ushering in a less dramatic, more approachable way into the trend. You'd be wise to think pink come March, whether you splatter it all over your outfit from head to toe or splurge in some sugary accessories.