Despite every New York Fashion Week ushering in a series of funky new trends, this year’s collections focused on the revival of our beloved cult classics. Featuring neon colourways and bedazzled accessories, this season’s SS23 runways had many fashion fanatics reminiscing on the early noughties.
That said, the SS23 collections also shone a light on a handful of new, equally impressive trends. Read on for a full debrief on SS23’s most noteworthy trends!
From Fendi’s highlighter-yellow fur brim hat to Laquan Smith’s bright purple halter-neck dress, there was definitely no shortage of colour on the SS23 runways.
Although these neons successfully gained guests’ attention, it was the designers’ choice of garment shape, silhouette, and style that really made this colour palette pop.
Whether it’s the city’s alluring appeal or lavish taste in fashion, this year’s SS23 collections were an ode to sophisticated silk.
Whilst Marni presented a glossy maxi dress, KHAITE experimented with satin blazers, and Collina Strada celebrated slip dresses, nothing could beat Fendi’s seductively silky space-like jumpsuit.
Worn by NYFW runway royalty, otherwise known as Miss Bella Hadid, the aqua-hued chest-baring jumpsuit was arguably a show in itself. Paired with a matching drawstring cap, Hadid resembled a chic space cadet.
Spotted at Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schouler, and Luar, statement sleeves made a comeback like no other. From Carolina Herrera’s printed full-bodied styles to Proenza’s flared salsa-esque iterations, oversized sleeves successfully set the tone for a series of exaggerated features.
Despite cut-away garments spiking in popularity earlier this year thanks to Binge’s hit television series Euphoria, they continue to remain in hot demand. Quite the focal point at Dion Lee, LaQuan Smith, and Marni, skin-baring cut-away details resembled playful art projects.
Seen as one of the more playful design features to appear on this season’s runways, ruffles were spruced at Ulla Johnson, Sandy Liange, and Australia’s very own A.J.E.
Carolina Herrera didn’t shy away from the odd ruffle, either. Presenting a series of ruffled skirts and dresses, Herrera reminded consumers that despite being a heritage fashion house, they too can experiment and have fun.