Classic sportswear, unabashed glamour, and sheer reveals were the dominant themes of Fashion Week for the spring/summer 2023 season. Many designers looked to the past, pulling from previous decades, while others focused on the present for their collections, resulting in a wide range of dressing options for customers who crave variety. At Victor Glemaud, for example, sartorial nods to the influential Geoffrey Beene and Stephen Burrows manifested in clean lines, simple uses of fabric, and minimalist silhouettes. Puma’s return to the New York Fashion Week circuit gave the American sportswear movement renewed momentum, with its lineup of fashion-forward activewear imagined by women’s creative director June Ambrose. Tory Burch further explored the sporty theme with her tribute to Claire McCardell, but her collection also included sheer blouses and skirts imbued with youthfulness.
As with every season, denim reemerged on the runway, fashioned in both avant-garde and wearable silhouettes. These were seen at Area, Dion Lee, and Masha Popova, among other designers. Joseph Altuzarra debuted his own take on denim, sending a skirt set, a maxi dress, and baggy jeans down the runway.
Elsewhere, the aesthetic was much more festive. At Tom Ford, the catwalk was transformed into a retro-inspired dance floor with models sashaying in scintillating gowns and sequin-covered suiting separates. Other designers followed up on the evening-attire thread, seen in 16Arlington’s embellished cocktail dresses or Khaite’s strapless ball gowns. Lastly, fringe detailing also appeared on several catwalks, from Jason Wu to London-based label Feben.
Ahead, view the biggest spring and summer fashion trends, and see how our editors are taking a cue from the styling to incorporate the looks into our own wardrobes.