Dreaming of brighter, longer, warmer days, Charlotte Newman of Kitch picks her top three fashion trends for spring/summer ‘23…
With spring just around the corner, this month my column is dedicated to discovering the trends and styles that are emerging this season.
For spring/summer 2023, there are several key trends to look out for, from delicate sheer and organza pieces to striking, bold florals that have been popular among the recent runway collections.
One of the biggest trends we saw on the spring 2023 catwalks was the use of sheer, lace and organza materials. Featured in many collections from designers such as Versace, Saint Laurent and Chanel, these delicate fabrics add a touch of femininity and romance to any outfit. Layers of sheer and organza fabrics can create an ethereal look, while mesh and lace can add a touch of edginess to any outfit.
Perfect for the warmer weather, these pieces will complement other light fabrics such as linen and cotton to create a comfortable and stylish look. If you are looking to incorporate the sheer trend into your wardrobe, the Delia dress from Dea Kudibal is a must-have. A beautiful dress in lace-effect brocade, it has flounces at the neck and cuffs, full sleeves and a drawstring at the waist to give more definition.
Another trend that will be popular this season is the use of florals, with an emphasis on floral structures and floral appliqué within clothing and accessories. Floral-inspired structures were showcased at Loewe’s SS23 collection, while floral style chokers were featured by designers Magda Butrym and Prada. The Barrie dress from Melissa Odabash, is an elegant yet playful piece elevated by delicate floral cutwork throughout. The classic shirt dress is finished with a mandarin collar to keep the relaxed shape simple, while the belted waist adds definition. Style it with a pair of luxe flat sandals by day or a pair of heels for a more glamorous evening look.
TAKE IT TO THE MAX
This season, we are seeing the return of the maxi dresses, coats and skirts as featured from designers such as Saint Laurent, Gabriela Hearst and Versace. An elegant and elongating trend where pieces can be easily dressed up or down depending on the occasion. From flowy, bohemian maxi dresses to more structured, modern maxi coats, this trend focuses on long silhouettes that are flattering on all sizes. The Arabella dress from Melissa Odabash is a glamorous option, with its dramatic maxi length and halter neck feature. Combining both classic and contemporary styles, the cut-out detailing at the sides adds interest to the otherwise classic silhouette. Complete the look with a pair of gladiator sandals for a holiday daytime look, then switch it up in the evening with a pair of heels and clutch bag as you head out for dinner.
Whether you prefer elegant and sophisticated maxi styles, or a more delicate and ethereal look, these trends are sure to be popular this spring and summer. Remember that the most important thing is to have fun and experiment with different trends and styles to create a look that is unique and personal to you.