The Hottest Trends From New York Fashion Week 2023

The Hottest Trends From New York Fashion Week 2023

Wearability is everything! Here are the hottest trends from New York Fashion Week



New York Fashion Week is notoriously known for being the opening segment of Fashion Month that sometimes focuses too much on front-row appearances and the street style scene rather than the actual clothes on the runway. This season proved to be different. This year was all about the clothes, and it’s quite refreshing to see this pivot after a very star-studded and internet-breaking couture week FROW. 


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Wearability anchored this entire NYFW season. From free-spirited designers like Collina Strada and Rodarte to more tailored creations from the likes of runway veterans such as Michael Kors—it was all about the clothes and the fresh new ways to wear color, texture, print and beyond. Scroll down to discover more of the trends that really mattered at NYFW.


Brown beat

The color of the season, at least according to established labels like Coach, Tory Burch and Michael Kors, is brown. But not just any shade of the neutral; the chocolate iteration of it. We’re talking a rich milk chocolate hue that’s too good to eat but works wonderfully in leather jackets and dresses, soft but oversized coats and tailored trousers.



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“Wednesday” gothic

Sorry, but gothic chic is here to stay as far as Rodarte is concerned. Kate and Laura Mulleavy really amped up the Wednesday Addams vibes this season with their whimsical but macabre collection of black dresses. Designers Adam and Willy Chavarria shared the same vision.



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How low can you go?

The Y2K trend that most would rather forego is actually still going strong this season. Yes, we’re talking about low-rise—but this time it’s in the form of straight and long skirts as seen on the runways of Dion Lee and Coach. This actually makes for a better and less daunting piece to try than the low-rise jean since you can hike up your bottoms when you're feeling a little shy. 



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Coming up roses

Rose applique was all the rave this season, and it showed how romanticism is back on the runway. For designers Sandy Liang, Christian Siriano, Wiederhoeft and Puppets and Puppets, this thorny flora gave that extra spark of femininity to their designs and also added a bit of playfulness to more serious silhouettes.



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The return of the party dress

It seems like fashion is so over the pandemic. At NYFW, it was all about “going out” dresses that are fun and ready for the dance floor. According to designers Collina Strada and Sandy Liang, the shorter the better, and the fabric of choice should shimmer if not sparkle when you move. After all, you want all eyes on you once you enter the party!



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The bold shoulder

Whether we’re talking about shoulder-baring pieces from the likes of Carolina Herrera and Altuzarra, or the boldness and “blockiness” of blazers at Luar, Brandon Maxwell and Jason Wu, all eyes are on this structured body part. Now it’s all up to you if you want to conceal or reveal it when the time comes. 



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Which of these hottest trends from New York Fashion Week are you getting inspiration from?



Words Maura Rodriguez

Art Matthew Ian Fetalver

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