2023 Fashion Trends: From Power Dressing to Y2K its all about vintage styling!
As the fashion world transitions into a new season, lets look at trends that will define Fall/Winter 2023.
The Return of Power Dressing
In a world where the lines between work attire and leisurewear have been blured the last few years, power dressing is for more flaboyant designers their version of 'Quiet Luxury' is firmly here. For his offering Anthony Vaccarello at Saint Laurent pays homage to the '80s with sleek tailoring and exaggerated shoulders, drawing inspiration from iconic figures like Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver in "Working Girl." This trend resurrects the elegance of menswear-inspired skirt suits, dramatic scarfs like almost capes, reimagined with a contemporary twist through simple T-shirts and slingbacks. All beit referencing Marlene Deitrict I realy enjoyed David Koma and how he blended sharp suits and glamour. Expect to the oversized blazer to get more oversized, Vetements and Balenciaga fans cant get enough of this look and pin striped ones are of the moment too.
All About Red
The color red, with its associations of passion and drama, takes center stage in the Fall/Winter 2023 collections. Maximilian Davis at Ferragamo and Matthieu Blazy at Bottega Veneta craft passionate red ensembles, spanning coats, suits, and captivating eveningwear and David Koma was also all over it going as far as red tights. Red transcends mere color—its a statement. This season it is new the colour as we bleed from Barbie pink to hot red for Winter warmth.
The Return of the Y2K Look
Nostalgia continues to shape our style choices, as the Y2K-inspired looks maintain their reign in Fall/Winter 2023. The early 2000s aesthetic, characterized by butterfly tops, low-rise jeans, and mini bags, stands strong in the current fashion scene. Millennial pink, crop tops, and platform shoes maintain their influence, creating a harmonious bridge between past and present. However, this season also sees a shift towards trends from the 2010s, offering a chronological journey through recent fashion history.
Shoulder Pads Are Back
Exaggerated shoulders, reminiscent of the opulent 1980s and in keeping with power dressing, it was natural they would make a triumphant return to Fall/Winter 2023. Designers, including Saint Laurent, embrace oversized shoulder pads in blazers, coats, and dresses. This nod to '80s extravagance merges seamlessly with contemporary sensibilities, resulting in a bold yet elegant statement. Embrace the power of shoulder pads to elevate your silhouette and capture the essence of an era renowned for its excess.
Metallics Take the Spotlight
While metallics are synonymous with festive seasons, Fall/Winter 2023 introduces a new dimension to this trend. This season's metallics demand more than a hint of shimmer—they require a full liquid metal treatment. From head to toe, metallic demands attention and adds glamour. The metallic trend will continue into 24
Prepare to embrace cozy comfort as Knitwear's timeless allure takes center stage, offering warmth without compromising on style mohair making a big comback this year as spotted at Balmain, Gucci, Etro and Paco Rabanne, another nod to the 80s.
When the temperature drops, leather ascends to prominence. Classic leather jackets receive a stylish upgrade with coordinated sets—leather blazers and matching maxi skirts dominate the runways. Leather emerges as a prevailing trend, adorning pants, trenches, gloves, and more. This edgy material introduces texture and luxury to fall ensembles, making a daring statement in every outfit.
Patterns That Play
Polka dots and black and white stripes emerge as dominant patterns in the Fall/Winter 2023 collections. Polka dots grace dresses, coats, sleeves, and lapels, often mixed with other prints or embellishments. Designers such as Miu Miu and Harris Reed at Nina Ricci incorporate polka dots, showcasing the playful and elegant versatility of this pattern. On the other hand, black and white stripes create contrast and graphic dynamism in outfits. Balmain and David Koma experiment with stripes in varying directions and widths, crafting captivating shapes and silhouettes.
Tights Take Center Stage
Tights have evolved from practical accessories to bold statement pieces. Embrace the trend of vibrant colors and eye-catching patterns, transforming your outfit into a work of art. Let your tights stand out as you pair them with dresses, skirts, and shorts, turning your legs into a canvas of creativity.
The Outlook for 2023
As we look ahead, certain trends rise while others fade away. Animal prints, logos, and florals make way for the enduring popularity of shoulder pads, knits, leather, and Y2K-inspired styles. This insight guides your fashion choices, helping you curate a wardrobe that effortlessly encapsulates the spirit of Fall/Winter 2023.