Every major fashion trend you need to see, from New York to London, Milan and Paris.
You may just be getting into the latest fall 2023 fashion trends—and honestly, why shouldn’t you? The time has come for proper transitional dressing: cute fall boots, apple cider donuts, and pumpkin spice lattes abound. And while we don’t want to take away from the best trench coats or cute fall boots to wear right now, a new season will be here before you know it. And if you, like me, have that sartorial state of mind, you’ve likely been tracking the latest looks from fashion month—which often showcases the trends that will be everywhere next season.
As always, there were throughlines from previous seasons. Sheer fabrics, now a staple, appeared at Sacai, Louis Vuitton and Stella McCartney, along with fringing at Gucci and Bottega Veneta. Also making a return were supermodels of eras past, seizing the present—Shalom Harlow and Amber Valetta at Schiaparelli, Claudia Schiffer at Versace, Naomi Campbell, Lisa Kebede, Malgosia Bela and Jessica Stam. It sent the message, as Vogue Australia’s fashion features director Alice Birrell tells us from Paris, “that the so-called use-by date for models is out of date”—ironically, a long overdue idea.
Spring/summer 2024 closed with two farewells: that of Gabriela Hearst at Chloé and Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, whose final shows were equal parts giddy and emotional. But it was also peppered with ascensions, like Peter Hawkings at Tom Ford, Peter Do at Helmut Lang and Sabato de Sarno at Gucci.
It’s time to breathe new life into your wardrobe with these major SS’24 fashion trends. Whether you infuse them into your existing closet or explore the trend edit below, you’ll be ahead with the most exciting pieces for the upcoming season. Below, we share the Spring-Summer 2024 runway trends destined to make a statement.
Get ready to make a bold statement with metallics like you’ve never seen before! The fashion gods have spoken, and it’s time to shine in the luxurious dresses and separates from the Ralph Lauren collection. The golden hue of the garments is to-die-for, exuding extravaganza and molten fluidity with every movement. But that’s not all – other designers have taken the metallic trend up a notch, incorporating clever textures that bring these eye-catching pieces to life. Prabal Gurung has mastered turning metallic fabrics into show stopping fashion that will undeniably turn heads.
Sheer fabrics are making a jaw-dropping comeback, and this time they’re more captivating than ever. Designers like Christian Siriano and Coach have outdone themselves, elevating sheer fashion to new heights with their innovative designs. Gone are the days of basic mesh and simple open knits. These visionary fashion houses have unleashed a wave of sheer garments boasting stunning patterns and intricate lacework. From ethereal dresses to enchanting tops, the sheer trend for spring 2024 offers a level of sophistication and enchantment that will leave you breathless.
While pastels have long been associated with this time of year, it’s time to make way for the in-your-face power of red. All shades of red took centre stage on the runway shows, from rich oxblood to eye-catching scarlet. Fashion powerhouses like Gucci, Valentino, and Hermés dedicated their collections to this fiery colour, showcasing its allure in various forms. These deep and dark shades of red exude elegance and sophistication, adding a touch of drama to any ensemble. But it’s not just about the deeper tones – designers like Peter Do have paired vibrant cherry reds with more muted hues like grey and black, creating a striking contrast that demands attention. This juxtaposition of bold and understated shades adds depth and complexity to the overall aesthetic, elevating the vibrancy of red to new heights.
The latest collections have left no room for doubt – the ’90s are making a major comeback! As a newfound love for minimalism takes centre stage in fashion trends, it’s no wonder the ’90s aesthetic is back in full force. Designers are putting their modern twist on the iconic era. The focus is on clean lines and sleek silhouettes, with high, square necklines, coordinated suits and wardrobe staples stealing the show. Look at the stunning pieces presented by Helmut Lang, Staud, 16 Arlington, Theory, and Tom Ford, and you’ll see how they effortlessly blend the essence of the ’90s with contemporary touches. While some brands are bringing back classic designs from the decade, like the bubble maxi skirt from Chanel’s spring 1999 couture show, others are reinventing the ’90s aesthetic with their unique flair.
Designers have fallen head over heels for big, bold belts. They are certainly not shying away from making a statement. Whether it’s the waist-cinching Basque belts at Falguni Shane Peacock or the classic leather pieces seen at Michael Kors and Sergio Hudson, these fashion powerhouses have made belts the star of the shows. From wide-chunky belts to intricately detailed buckles, these statement pieces demand attention and turn heads wherever you go. Don’t be afraid to play with proportions and experiment with different styles, as designers have showcased a range of options to suit any fashion personality.