Paris, Milan, London – oh my. Fashion month(s) has come to a close and SS23 delivered – hard. The highlights? Coperni making history with that spray-on dress. Cher closing Balmain, hand in hand with Olivier Rousteing. Matthieu Blazy’s sophomore show at Bottega Veneta. And JW Anderson for Loewe - to name a few. The key takeaways from the season? That fashion’s favourite It girls (think Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski) need a day off, stat. Oh, and that these are the season’s hottest trends. So, don your cargo pants, put your pants on display and get into all-out glamour: these are the SS23 trends to start wearing now.
There is so much to be said about the naked dressing trend. Growing out of a post-pandemic desire for major looks, the trend has taken on a life of its own. The main things to know? It’s bold, chic, empowering – and it’s made to be worn by everyone. This season? Miu Miu were telling a sheer story. And the detail we can’t stop thinking about? Exposed underwear. Layer lingerie under slip skirts for full-effect – their satin pants are a major vibe and as far as Tom Ford is concerned, this black tulle bralette will work as a standalone. Feeling it? Bare-all with figure-loving dresses from the likes of Laquan Smith, Christopher Esber and Khaite.
After an electric debut at Bottega Veneta, to say the bar was high for Matthieu Blazy’s sophomore show would be an understatement. But - unsurprisingly - he delivered, with a collection that was a masterclass in the art of chic. But the cherry on top? The entire collection was made of leather. Aesthetically, Blazy was going back to the roots of the wardrobe, but in terms of materials, he’s ushering in a new era. Want to master the understated look? Think sumptuous neutrals, artful leather, carefully blocked colours and wardrobe heavy weights like classic blue denim, white tank tops and leather jackets.
We’re calling it – SS23 will mark the return of glamour. Spotted on the runways of Tom Ford, 16Arlington, Valentino and Laquan Smith were gowns that went hard on glamour. Think head-to-toe sequins, iridescent minis and punchy pops of colour. For a mix of Y2K and Big Energy Dressing? Look to The Attico and 16 Arlington. Or if you’re replicating the night-luxe look, channel your inner Serena Van Der Woodsen with Saint Laurent’s gold mini.
While we were all (understandably) losing our minds over Coperni’s spray on dress, there’s a few other moments from their SS23 show we can’t stop thinking about. And their take on utility dressing is top of the list. Pairing a masculine, bulky silhouette with delicate whites, Coperni gave us soft glamour with a sharp streetwear edge. Want to wear now? Opt for a tiny top and oversized bottoms to keep things in check, and finish with their cult Swipe bag.