If you ask anyone who was in attendance, they’ll tell you that the spring/summer 2023 fashion tour felt different from any held in recent years. After smaller shows, laid-back schedules, and virtual presentations spurred by the pandemic, the fashion community finally returned in full swing this September and October, bringing with it a bevy of standout trends that will no doubt play a major role in our wardrobes come spring.
In a democratic turn, many of the trends showcased this season were a continuation of those displayed on the fall runways, ensuring that nothing we just recently splurged on will go to waste. The pretty-things trend we’ve harped about for months continued to reign supreme, as evidenced by the abundance of 3D florets at Loewe and Prada and dainty bows at Chanel. Also carried over from fall were hyper-elevated basics, but this time, designers such as Miuccia Prada and Tory Burch offered up new, reimagined ways to style and layer them.
Of course, no fashion season would be complete without a few curveball trends being thrown into the mix. At Prada, co-creative directors Raf Simons and Ms. Prada took everyone by surprise when they brought skinny pants back from fashion purgatory just one year after TikTok officially axed the style. Similarly puzzling is the pants-less trend that Bottega Veneta Creative Director Matthieu Blazy and Victoria Beckham made a convincing case for.
Clearly, creativity is at an all-time high in and around the fashion world right now. Experience the 11 spring/summer 2023 trends it spurred below.