As Fashion Month comes to a close, here are some of the biggest A/W trends taken from the international stage.
Fashion capitals like Milan, Paris and New York saw timeless staples take centre stage in recent Fashion Weeks. Trench coats, tailored shirts and knitwear featured prominently, as did classic basics. Proenza Schouler, who celebrated their 20th anniversary at New York Fashion Week, presented pieces that formed a ‘complete wardrobe’ for the real woman – expertly crafted, elegant and versatile clothes that can be stripped back and styled again and again.
At Paris Fashion Week, Saint Laurent returned to its signature style. Their A/W ’23 collection featured pencil skirts and oversized blazers with exaggerated shoulders. In Los Angeles, Donatella Versace drew inspiration from her classic ‘90s Versace collections with strong hourglass silhouette dresses and sharp tailoring.
Despite Pantone’s colour of the year being Viva Magenta, muted shades reigned strong this fashion month. Keeping with the sartorial shift to classic minimalism, both the Tory Burch and Jason Wu showcases at New York Fashion Week saw navy wool pea-coats, brown slacks, tan-brown trenches and black structured blazers. Following suit, the Chloé catwalk at Paris Fashion Week saw creative Gabriela Hearst monochromatically style her Baroque-inspired ready-to-wear collection.
But not all catwalks featured dialled-down hues. Milan Fashion Week saw vibrant red shades splashed across the Bottega Veneta, Prada and Ferragamo collections. And at London Fashion Week, designers like Nensi Dojaka took the trending colour even further, casting the entire showcase in ruby red light. Further, the street style snapped in Copenhagen, Paris and New York saw pedestrian fashion head-to-toe in primary hues – think azure blue, canary yellow and tomato red.