You grab your coffee and settle into your front-row seat, eagerly awaiting the start of the show. The chatter of the crowd fills the space as attendees find their places. The lights dim and the music swells, signaling the start of the show. Models begin striding down the runway, each wearing innovative and striking ensembles from the latest collection.
You find yourself mesmerized by the parade of stunning outfits – from bold prints to intricate beading to dramatic silhouettes, this show has it all. As the finale walk begins, you realize this is why you come back each season. Fashion Week is back, and you won’t miss it for the world.
Highlights From New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023
The spring 2023 shows did not disappoint. Here are some of the highlights from an amazing New York Fashion Week:
The return of glamor
After a few seasons of casual and comfortable, designers brought back the glitz and glam. Think bold colors, lots of shine, and dramatic silhouettes. We saw jewel tones, metallics, and sequins on the runways, perfect for your next big night out.
Playful prints and patterns
Whimsical prints added a fun and flirty vibe to many collections. Florals, polka dots and plaids were reinvented in oversized, asymmetric, and even clashing prints. If you’re looking to make a fashionable statement, an artful print is an easy way to do it.
The new suit
Suits are back, but not your typical office-appropriate pantsuits. Designers showed loose, oversized suits, boxy jackets, Bermuda shorts, and more. The new suits is relaxed yet polished, perfect for work or play. Look for lightweight, breathable fabrics in a range of colors and styles.
An increasing number of brands focused on fashion. Natural, biodegradable fabrics like organic cotton and linen were prominent, as were recycled textiles. Consumers want clothing that is gentler on the planet, and designers are listening. The future of fashion is green.
New York Fashion Week gave us a glimpse of the exciting fashion trends to come. With glamor, art, comfort, and sustainability, there’s something for every style and occasion. Get ready to refresh your wardrobe for spring!
Standout Collections at NYFW 2023
The runways were filled with showstoppers this season at New York Fashion Week. Two collections that stood out were from up-and-coming designers with fresh takes on timeless styles.
The Row by Olsen Twins
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have done it again. Their line featured flowing yet structured pieces in a neutral color palette. Think camel overcoats, cream trousers, and taupe blouses. The twins are known for their approach, focusing on high-quality, minimalist garments meant to last a lifetime. This collection was no exception, showcasing their signature simplistic and sophisticated style.
Collina Strada by Hillary Taymour
Hillary Taymour brought whimsical glamor to the runway with her collection. There were ruffled dresses, puffy sleeves, and iridescent fabrics galore in shades of lilac, mint and coral. The designs felt fun, flirty and eco-friendly, with many pieces made from organic cotton and recycled materials. The finale gown, a voluminous violet frock with an exaggerated bow, was the perfect playful statement piece to conclude a show that didn’t take itself too seriously.
Trends to Watch From New York Fashion Week 2023
Sustainable and Eco-Friendly
Designers are embracing environmentally friendly practices, using recycled and upcycled materials in their collections. From Stella McCartney’s eco-friendly viscose knits to Gabriela Hearst’s carbon-neutral show, sustainability was front and center.
Get ready for a color explosion! Bright oranges, neon greens and bold pinks popped up all over the runways. Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu featured vibrant hues in their spring collections. Add an accent of color to your wardrobe with a statement bag, shoes or other accessory in one of these lively shades.
Tailoring and Suiting
Power suits are back. Designers like The Row, Altuzarra and Dion Lee showed stylish suits and tailored separates. From sleek trousers and blazers to waistcoats and skirts, polished pieces created a modern yet boardroom-ready look. A well-cut suit or blazer is always a fashionable choice.
The variety of colors, cuts, and fabrics on display prove that fashion is constantly changing and designers continue to push the envelope to bring new creative visions to life. Even if not all the looks are wearable for the everyday person, NYFW gives us a glimpse into what the future may hold and sparks new ideas. As the shows come to an end, we eagerly await next season to see how designers will once again capture our imagination. The memories of this fashion week will stay with us until the next time the tents go up in Bryant Park. What an inspiring week celebrating the art of fashion! Until next season…