New York’s most recent Fashion Week reminded us that even amid uncertainty, there is always beauty in looking ahead. Runways were set against grand architectural backdrops (from the New York Public Library to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), and designers revealed ready-to-wear collections with just the right balance of drama and sensibility. With garments abundant in luxurious fabrics, captivating colours and sleek shapes, read on to discover five key, highly-wearable style trends for Fall 2023.
Trend one: Dramatic hemlines
There was no shortage of long, flowy, and dramatic hemlines on the runway in all colours of the rainbow. However, it was classic black that left a lasting impression, especially through sheer yet tasteful or gleaming fabrications, paired with a chic boot or pump heel.
Trend two: Striking greens
From deep emeralds to earthy olive tones, striking greens proved just how perfect they were for making a beautifully bright statement, whether in the form of an evening gown or incorporated into everyday attire.
Trend three: Luxurious leather
Leather trench coats, high-waisted maxi skirts and cropped garments exuded a contemporary vibe, taking classic staples to new heights and exemplifying trans-seasonal dressing at its finest. Some pieces went so far as to feature shearling accents, offering a more grounded, cosy feel.
Trend four: Exquisite embellishments
Through considered colourways and sophisticated silhouettes, a grown-up, romantic form of dopamine dressing was displayed through sparkles, embellishments and floral motifs, inspiring us to reconsider our party dressing — and perhaps even our workwear ensembles.
Trend five: Timeless tailoring
Tailoring adopted a relaxed approach, with oversized fits cinched at the waist with a belt for good measure. Relaxed trousers were perfectly balanced with structured blazers, and monochrome hues endured.
With the last of New York’s Fashion Week showings ending this week, the new Fall collections showing over the rest of fashion month promise to be nothing short of magnificent. After all, fashion’s beauty is found in its resplendent ability to reinvent our wardrobes and transform our moods, season after season.