Paris yet again stunned with a packed roster of runway shows and presentations as the final stop of fashion month’s tour across the globe. After a season of talked-about collections in New York, London, and Milan, designers debuted their latest runway shows with some seriously show-stopping moments; a spray-on dress was made on Bella Hadid in real time on the Coperni runway; The Row yet again showed us the true meaning of minimal luxury; Saint Laurent brought out an A-list celebs including Hailey Bieber and Zoë Kravitz for a show set in front of the Eiffel Tower.
In between the viral moments were stunning runway looks—so impactful that we will continue to think about them at length. With fashion insider favorites including Miu Miu, Loewe, and Chanel on the fashion week calendar, it guarantees some of the buzziest trends of fashion month. After studying the runways, we’ve zeroed in on the 7 trends that have the biggest impact for spring 2023. Including everything from the new take on grunge to updates on suiting, and more, pencil these down because they are set to be huge next year.
On the street style scene throughout fashion month, we saw a return to pared-back looks reminiscent of the ’90s—a signal that women are interested in simplifying their looks and returning to streamlined staples. Fashion designers are aligned, showcasing sleek takes on basics including black mini dresses and sunglasses that are a nod to the minimal style of the decade. It’s especially noteworthy because we’ve seen a rise in ’90s fashion over the last year, but it’s full steam ahead into 2023.
Low-waisted silhouettes have been gaining traction over the last several seasons, but predominantly in the categories of pants and jeans. For S/S 23, however, skirts are the piece that will see their waistlines lowered. At Valentino, long low-waisted skirts were paired with second-skin tank tops for a cool take on eveningwear, while Chanel put a twist on their classic tweed skirt suits, this time with a low skirt to show a bare midriff.
Grunge fashion is one of the defining trends for fall 2022 and that will continue into spring 2023 in a major way. This time around, however, the looks feel less overtly angsty. At Chanel, choker necklaces and black lipstick are offset by bow earrings and a pearl-embellished maxi slip dress, and at Givenchy, ripped denim shorts are paired with a delicate ruffled chiffon top and a tweed jacket—the ultimate counterbalance of grunge pieces with “pretty”, dressier items. While this trend may be gaining traction on the runways for S/S 23, we’ve already seen this play out on the red carpets including the 2022 Met Gala where goth glam emerged as a micro-trend to know.