Let me spill all the trend tea from my lived Fall/Winter NYFW 2023! While we still have lots of time to see these trends in full force in fall 2023; social media has expedited the timeline for integrating, exploring, and playing with the upcoming trends. Here are key trends we must be in the know about!
RED ON RED ON RED
From Barbiecore pink comes the return of bright red. The vivid red hue made a statement across runway shows. From Sandy Liang's all red puffer jacket and red cargo pant look, Jonathan Simkhai's medley of the red hue and bold hardware to Tory Burch's relaxed red knit mini dress; the bold shade took on many forms to assign an overall "vibe" to the look. Be on the lookout for pieces in this fiery red to add to your wardrobe!
ROSETTES AND BOW APLIQUÉS
Rossettes and bows are making a big time comeback blooming across different runway shows for fall/winter 2023. The real question is who didn't include rosettes and/or bows in their collection this NYFW. At the Hellessy show, I watched rosettes and bows grace the runway and elevate our everyday denim, trousers, blazers, and shift dresses to another dimension. Christian Siriano used rosettes throughout his entire collection to elevate evening wear. The 3d appliqués are already beginning to make waves this season and will continue to innovate pieces throughout fall 2023!
Images from the NYFW 2023 Hellessy Show
THE DRESS OVER PANTS LOOK AND THE NO PANTS LOOK
Y2K Fashion is seeing no signs of stopping for fall 2023. The play on pants took two extremes. We either saw a dress over pants moment or a sheer dress or jumpsuit with no pants, and instead little briefs underneath. The play on pants is more innovative than ever with sheer fabrics, use of volume and silhouette, and monochromatic looks. Many designers played with longer hemlines to push the conventional ways of showing skin straying from the classic crop top and instead experimented with off the shoulder tunics and completely sheer garments. Rodarte's purple embellished long sleeve dress over the matching fitted flare legging took the runway by storm to show how a monochromatic dress over pants look instantly edges up the entire look. Try playing with a button down shirt dress and jeans or to modernize the trend try an all black look with a black dress with black fitted leather pants underneath and use accessories to add a pop of color! Here are some dresses you can layer pants under!
While we have seen blazers and suited looks dominate the industry for the last few seasons, this NYFW saw the blazer trend get pushed even further into tuxedo land. We are not talking a head-to-toe tuxedo here but instead fresh and playful takes on elements of the tuxedo to create cutting edge silhouettes. The runway showed immense versatility within the tuxedo land trend taking it from day to night, color to neutrals, and fitted to oversized. Brandon Maxwell paired an oversized black tuxedo jacket with Bermuda shorts and sent the model down the runway with just dress socks and no shoes! Christian Cowan played with the tuxedo jacket sillhouette in different colors, textures, and in what is layered underneath to modernize the suited look. Get ready to purchase your ticket into tuxedo land!
Didn't we just discuss dainty rosettes and bows? Yes, and the rose gardens are coupled with an edgier counterpart and we are talking all things heavy metal. Designers played with enlarged zippers, statement jewelry, oversized buckles and jacket closures, and embellished belts. Jonathan Simkhai used exposed gold hardware zippers and buckles on their exquisite leather jackets and Dion Lee's collection highlights the heavy metal trend in almost every look that wowed the runway. Whether its the accessory or the garment themselves, heavy hardware will be a top trend to get your hands on!