Asymmetrical dresses. This season’s must-have, think one-sleeved, cut-out, or asymmetrical necklines (preferably bare shoulders). Very flattering and easy to wear. Accessorize with heels, sandals and even trainers. Available at Carolina Herrera, Balmain and Acné Studio.
Draping. Expect draped dresses everywhere with characteristic pleats and draping. They are worn long, short, casual and in elegant evening gowns.
Slip dresses. The lingerie look has never been hotter with slip dresses moving out of the bedroom inspiring dresses, skirts and blouses. Wear nineties-style with a naughty neckline in pared-down satin. Nensi Dojaka and Coperni chose to go lacy; Bottega Veneta and Simone Rocha went retro-vintage; and Paco Rabanne played with vinyl & lace combos.
Nineties inspiration. The nineties are back with a vengeance in clothes and accessories for all. Versatile and very flattering dresses. Minimalist, less is more black chic, midi silhouettes, thin straps or strapless. Knitted dresses, satin skirts, tank tops… And tie-dye, the iconic print associated with grunge and rave culture in the ’90s.
Sheer joy. Together with lingerie-esque outerwear, see-throughs are a sheer must for spring 2023. Trousers, skirts and dresses all get the brazen boudoir makeover in lace, chiffon and crochet detailing or LaQuan Smith’s latex. Wear it in Dior’s elegant black; Collina Strada’s colourful country vibe; or daring reveals from Eckhaus Latta and Rejina Pyo.
Utility. Cargo pants are wardrobe staples as the fever for utility-style trousers rages on. Statement pockets are multiple and massive. Wear XXL, military-style or with a streetwear vibe. Spoilt for choice when it comes to fabrics and finishes.
Denim rules. Denim is another seasonal must-have. Wear it any which way you choose: total look, cargo, baggy, wide-legged or worn-out and ripped like Givenchy’s offering. Or try flares and bell bottoms à la Blumarine. Diesel and Atmosfera Y2K back boyfriend jeans: low-rise and double-waisted. BTW, low-rise waists are in a category all their own this season.
90s sneakers, loafers and sandals. Footwear goes down memory lane with ‘90s motifs on white trainers. Alternatively, try plain casual slip-ons or loafers reminiscent of school days. Elevate a look with strappy sandals in elegant leather or get practical with walking sandals for hikes. ‘90s-inspired squared toes are back along with Mary Janes that pair perfectly with jeans. Play with colour.
XXL pockets vs maxi bags. Practical in the extreme – large and plentiful pockets free up hands. Spotted at Miu Miu and Loewe. Or succumb to supersized arm candy as XXL bags are back after falling out of favour in 2018.
Skirts. In an ode to femininity, Carolina Herrera brings us beautiful and billowing. Katie Holmes, Michael Kors, Bottega Veneta, Diesel and Dolce & Gabbana mesmerize with the hypnotic visual effect of fringes.
All hail the humble T-shirt. Street style and Urban looks champion the simple white tee. Wear it plain, with cut-outs or biker-style. Or emblazoned with all sorts of messages and slogans: ideological, protest, motivational