But let’s take it back a step and talk about the trends. Fashion Month told a tale of opposing halves; on the one hand, designers like Christopher Kane and Jil Sander adopted a no-holds-barred approach, adorning their garments with sequins and embellishment, fashioning maximalist silhouettes from high-shine fabrics and generally inviting us to partake in year-round party dressing.
But alongside these fun-filled collections, other labels including The Row and Bottega Veneta focused on wardrobe fundamentals. ’90s minimalism is still at play, this time executed in muted tones and with a healthy splash of noughties flair. Think low-slung waistlines and tube tops.
Most importantly, the catwalks taught us that we don’t have to pick a side. Even the most minimalist dressers have a magpie streak, and those with a dramatic fashion sense still need the basics to build their looks around. Needless to say, it’s all very exciting—but imagining runway looks working in ‘real life’ can be a challenge. So, we’ve collated some examples of how influencers are already styling 2023’s leading trends. Did we mention we’re excited?