What are the top fashion trends for Spring-Summer 2023? Vogue breaks down those that will dominate next season’s fashion in 18 moods.
Which trends from the Spring-Summer 2023 shows will we be wearing next summer? As the Spring-Summer 2023 shows have just drawn to a close, Vogue takes a look at 18 fashion trends that are sure to find their way into our summer wardrobes.
The Spring-Summer 2023 fashion trends to know, from biker vibes to baby blue and 3D flowers
To say that the calendar for this Fashion Month was busy would be an understatement. Over the course of a month, the best of fashion was showcased, from New York to London, followed by Milan and then finally Paris. While the Fall-Winter 2022-2023 season saw fashion go back to basics, Spring-Summer 2023 had a festive spirit and evoked imagination, with pieces that married fashion and art. The 2000s, which had recently seemed to be gradually losing momentum, surprised us by making the cut for another season. Cargo pants were also everywhere, highlighting the will of houses and labels to serve fashion that fits in with everyday life. In terms of color, the Barbiecore trend gave way to softer shades, including baby blue, sunset tones and monochrome beiges.
Translated by Nafiseh Soolari
A round-up of the key fashion trends seen during Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2023:
In what was an ingenious display of creativity, fashion played with optical illusions, unveiling trompe l’oeil pieces that transformed the ordinary into the extraordinary. With pixelated shapes, trouser skirts and faux topless effects, the body was celebrated with futuristic accents at the Y/Project, Loewe and Balmain shows.
From their origins in the British army in the late 1930s to today, cargo pants have not aged a bit. At the crossroads between military aesthetics and streetwear influences, they became a fashion essential at Coperni, Diesel and Fendi.
Whether with a new twist on a bouquet or with lifelike tropical flowers, Off-White (Ibrahim Kamara‘s debut collection), Loewe (with its giant anthurium) and Bottega Veneta transformed simple garments into blossoming works of art.
It was all about glitter, sequins, and lamé fabric…or anything as long as it shone! At Chanel, Gucci and Michael Kors, gold was designed to be worn like a second skin, with the designers applying the liquid gold trend to chicer-than-ever eveningwear.
Gone are the days of the Barbiecore trend, with vivid pinks giving way to baby blues. This softer chromatic mood tinted the second skin silhouettes, which were resolutely fluid and innocent, at Prada, Burberry and Emporio Armani.
Literal interpretations of the gothic style were replaced by a soft grunge take on the aesthetic. At Paco Rabanne, Dior and Dolce & Gabbana, the color black dominated the goth girl look, which came complete with a play on volume and transparency.
Neon colors acted as vitamin shots tailored to satisfy our cravings for summer. Fluorescent shades of blue, green and yellow boosted the summery allure of the silhouettes, which came with a futuristic aesthetic at Balenciaga, Fendi and Bottega Veneta.
On the road
Let’s ride! This bold style is at the head of the pack for Spring-Summer 2023. From the street to the runway, the biker trend is showing no sign of slowing down. It had a more minimalistic aesthetic at the shows, revolving around the leather jacket as the centerpiece, at Versace, Gucci and Courrèges.
Blending craftsmanship and 1970s charm, crochet remains a failsafe option for summer. Fitting in with city and beachy wardrobes alike, it came in a natural color palette at Hermès, Isabel Marant and Marine Serre.
All you need to try out the DIY denim trend is a pair of scissors, a dress or pair of jeans that you no longer wear and some imagination. Get creative and take inspiration from the looks presented at Blumarine, Y/Project and Marine Serre. Do It Yourself fashion is having a moment!
The latest take on fringing is a far cry from its bohemian aesthetic, with the detail adorning even the most sophisticated pieces in your wardrobe. Fringing embellished a long pristine dress, a classically chic cape and an officewear ensemble at Michael Kors, Givenchy and Alaïa.
Whether worn with a maxi or mini skirt or appearing as a trompe l’oeil print, the buckle is the ultimate fashion detail for Spring-Summer 2023. While Givenchy and Miu Miu kept its technical accent, Louis Vuitton opted for a more abstract interpretation with dramatic dimensions.
Shades of sunset
What would summer be without its sunsets? This season, as well as thriving on Instagram, they will also prevail in our wardrobes. The sunset effect with flamboyant dip-dye shading came on close-to-the-body silhouettes by Etro, Ferragamo, and Courrèges. This trend will last from the high season right up until the Indian summer.
Hints of fringing, feathers and wraparound boas are bringing back the Roaring Twenties! At Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander and Chanel, the 1920s got a minimalist makeover, without compromising on elegance.
Yes to style but without ever forgetting practicality. Pockets come extra large, layered on tops or miniskirts, and serve as an ally for keeping all of your essentials around your waist. Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and Stella McCartney came up with trendy pieces that were not only fashionable but functional for everyday life.
Nuances of beige
The monochromatic silhouette came only in shades of beige. Bottega Veneta, Dior and Max Mara chose fashion staples rather than statement pieces, daring to layer up classic basics in varying hues.
At Balenciaga, Stella McCartney and Valentino, the designers played with transparency and shine. Rhinestones created a new, but distinctly sexy, eveningwear silhouette.
This article was originally published on Vogue France.