As we approach the new year, we are humbled by the trends we can expect in the coming months. There is a lot of uncertainty around us, but conversely, as we transition into a post-corona world, many people are still enjoying life.
And it’s this dichotomy that has created so many trends for the year ahead. Recent runway collections offer a myriad of ideas, not as rules to be enslaved to, but like a box of chocolates to choose from.
Whether you’re wearing a lilac-hued dress, rugged denim, or loose-fitting comfort with soft tailoring, there’s sure to be a look for every facet of our personality next year. Here’s how to adjust your style for the year.
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Oh, and the asymmetrical hem. The hemline, set to be a key look next year, does double duty as a fashion item and a litmus test of public confidence. Historically, high hemlines have been associated with optimism, while low hemlines, also known as maxi skirts, indicate an overall sense of vigilance.
Heading into 2023, we have both high and low hemlines. But rather than mark the end of the days, see it as a refreshing new pragmatism, combining a considered sense of drama with freedom of movement.
Paired with tights like those made by Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham and Alaia, or over-the-knee boots like those seen at MSGM and Rick Owens, this is an outfit to dance like no one is watching.
A return to the pre-social media style of 1990s Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani. Alexander, who invented the original “Bumster” style in 1994, has now been updated and shifted to something more sophisticated, sliced along the hip bone tailored as his McQueen showed his We offer stovepipe pants.
Prabal Gurung offers clean tailoring, pairing razor-sharp cropped jackets with scandalously low trousers. Meanwhile, Valentino’s dressy floor-length evening skirt is worn very low with a flesh-toned top to heighten the sense of drama. Stella McCartney takes a different route, but with another 1990s vibe, placing her jeans boyishly low in loose denim.
Sheer fabric and spider layers are the go-to look for 2023. The most effective route combines sheer layers with large foundations, as seen in Ermanno Scervino, Emilia Wickstead and N21.
Saint Laurent goes one step further by hiding a transparent dress under a floor-length coat. Another take is sheer knit separates like those made by Miu Miu and a transparent overdress by Erdem.
Lace trimmings, hold-up stockings, and even sheer long gloves are added to give this trend a further twist. Dolce & Gabbana stepped into this arena, painted from Kim Kardashian’s archives. Corsets as minidresses, lace bralettes, satin pencil skirts, this is D&G’s main area and tells us how best to stay classy.
Continuing the trend of reinventing the nostalgic look, 2023 leans towards glamorous, old-school drape. Reminiscent of Hollywood’s early Silver screen days, this piece is all about crossing the body and sweeping the folds of fabric in a sensual and elegant way.
At style pioneer Schiaparelli, cream folds wrap the body from shoulder to ankle, while at Balenciaga the fabric is knotted at the chest and waist.Balmain mixes intricate draping with strategic cutouts. , Halpern looks to heavenly blues for stately, star-studded sweeps of velvet. The dramatic cowl neckline was crafted by Alberta Ferretti in a shiny satin bloomer and matte jersey, while Paul His Smith added a simple drawstring to bring drama.
Nearly three years after the initial Covid-19 lockdown, the yearning to indulge in harmless dressing up is understandable. Multiple names have tapped into this need, offering beautiful clothing with a strong historical bent and encouraging a little theatricality.
Christian Dior supports the artistic crinoline of the 19th century with short, long and pretty ribbons. Meanwhile, Rochas, Lanvin, and Marquez in his Almeida, the 16th-century farsingale is reworked into the exaggerated, sculptural hips seen in historical portraits. Fast-forward a few centuries, and Thom Browne has taken his 1950s poodle skirts all over, and even Carolina her Herrera is adding volume to skirts reminiscent of the 1930s.
When grunge first hit the scene in the 1990s, it was a loud, anti-fashion, thrift store extravaganza. This time around, the aesthetics may be the same, but the thinking behind it is completely different.
Seen in 2023 at Matthew Blazey’s Bottega Veneta runway show, where Kate Moss appeared in a simple white singlet, checked shirt and jeans, this understated look defines contemporary luxury. However, they weren’t quite that simple. Rather, everything is crafted from calfskin leather (because Bottega is a leather house), hand colored and painted to achieve the desired effect. The flannel shirt, for example, used 12 layers of color to achieve accurate tonality.
Raf Simons also offers a more upscale version, with a sleek top and skirt finished with stirrup tights and a graffiti-encrusted vest, while Ralph Lauren’s is made from the softest silk. We offer retro-look slip dresses. Even trend-defying Max Mara offers the perfect oversized cable-knit sweater and matching pants that fold around your ankles.
Coach opted for oversized knits, now patchworked with different patterns and embellished with pearls. And this is the crux of nailing this trend. Because while it seems to be about dressing down, modern grunge is all about sophisticated details.
Emancipated from its festive seasonal connotations, sequins are reimagined for spring.16Arlington, Balenciaga and Jonathan Simkhai favor a calming antique vibe and venture into aged silver and faded mint green.
Nensi Dokaka cuts pink sequins into a striking neckline, while Valentino offers multiple choices, from shimmering catsuits to tech-savvy bias-cut pleated green dresses. Elie Saab brings the lightness of summer in her dress that scoops her neck covered in clusters of pixelated sequined flowers. Meanwhile, Brandon Maxwell and Halpern look back to Studio 54’s glittering heyday with shimmering flowers and flashes of gold, green and blue in the 1970s.
Move over fuchsia pink. Speaking of 2023, cobalt blue. For such punchy tones, this is a case of embracing drama and going all-in.This is the case of David Koma, who went all-in on a mini dress, bomber jacket, low-shoulder bag and over-the-knee boots.Same as the face. colour.
In Ib Kamara’s Off-White debut, cobalt dominated the collection in matching outfits and runway paint. To soften the look, Kamala adds other blues pops as clever points of balance, increasing the impact instead.
CFCL also opted for a cobalt floor, pairing a longline dress with a navy blue cloche hat. Cecily Bernsen gives the shades even more romantic flair with a rumpled baby doll dress that looks like crumpled paper. At McQueen, on the other hand, this vibrant tone is carved into sophisticated tailoring.
joy of denim
Double denim, the Canadian tuxedo, had a bad rap for years, but not anymore. Leaving aside the specter of the awful match denim that Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake wore in his circa 2001, it now has a new, scruffy polish. At Tod’s he wears his coat belted with two-tone trousers, while at AZ Factory Lutz Huelle offers an inky midnight wash His denims box his fresh cropped his jackets and trousers doing.
At Chloe, designer Gabriela Hearst presents three pairs of denim. Wearing a cropped top and jeans under another belted trench, even Burberry, usually known for its neat silhouette, offers a new take on her shirt with supersized patch pockets over oversized trousers.
The masculine suit is reimagined as a loose, roomy suit for women for spring and summer. , is about lounging in style. To keep up the vibe, the many designs on offer are in gentle greys, blues and ice cream pastels.
For example, Dries Van Noten offers an oversized jacket in pale pistachio, while Elie Saab opts for ombre apricot. More than just the color, tailoring details beyond just boyfriend girlfriend jackets are key. In Jil Sander, the Buttermilk suit has a hidden pocket at the waist of his jacket, and in Peter Do’s Apricot His suit, the jacket is double tucked into his waistband to his pants. Despite its laid-back sensibility, this is menswear at its best.
Evolving from last year’s purple, the new version is a soft lilac tone called “Digital Lavender.” The new color was seen again and again at recent runway shows, showing off the versatility of this elegant shade.
Brandon Maxwell mixes matte and glossy surfaces in a cashmere-worn leather skirt. Jason Wu, on the other hand, has an elevated sheen in a tightly wrapped dress. Prabal Gurung gives a cool-girl vibe under an oversized tuxedo, pairing her pants with shiny latex, and Victoria Beckham uses a ladylike pencil with a train in her skirt. Showing off its punk side, it even got caught in a fabric pinch in Vivienne Westwood’s Andreas Kronthaler.
A final 1990s-inspired look is the return of cargo pants. Once the realm of girl bands with an attitude (think Spice Girls, All Saints, TLC), now this military idea is being revamped for a new audience.
Diesel stays true to its Air Force heritage, offering a jumpsuit in parachute silk, while Brandon Maxwell pairs it with a corset top to give it a dressy edge. Chanel offers an ultra-luxury version of raspberry tweed, while Fendi also maintains its luxury with glossy satin, while Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu prefer panniers to place his bag low on the hips. and chose a different tack.
Updated: December 29, 2022, 6:25 AM