How to Bring Quiet Luxury Into Your Home: The Fashion Trend Brings ‘Stealth Wealth’ Dress Codes to Interior Design

How to Bring Quiet Luxury Into Your Home: The Fashion Trend Brings ‘Stealth Wealth’ Dress Codes to Interior Design

Quiet luxury, also known as “stealth wealth,” is one of the latest trends taking fashion by storm. Now it’s entering the home space.
The minimalist aesthetic can be summed up by the phrase “money talks, wealth whispers.” Quiet luxury replaces ostentatious displays with subtle high-end staples, eschewing gaudy accents and logo prints typically associated with the upper class.

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Gwyneth Paltrow channeled quiet luxury in her court case earlier this year over her skiing accident, while the conniving cast of characters on “Succession” dressed in understated, yet expensive basics by brands like Ralph Lauren, Max Mara and Loro Piana.

The versatility of quiet luxury makes it easily translatable into interior design. Here, WWD explains how to bring the trend to your home.

Color palette

Rather than going for bold shades, focus on neutral tones of taupe or beige, balancing them with lighter shades like white and cream. Darker hues including navy, olive green, brown, gray and black are also synonymous with quiet luxury.

Quiet luxury interior.

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Embracing comfort is a key aspect of quiet luxury. Cozy fabrics such as linen, velvet and shearling can be incorporated in upholstery, curtains and bedding. Adding some knit blankets to your sleep and living spaces will also get the job done.

For solid surfaces, lean into stone and wood finishes. Textures such as marble, travertine, oak and timber can modernize any space while simultaneously referencing classic aspects of design.


Nothing says quiet luxury like quality investment pieces. Rather than giving into current trends, seek out furnishings that will stand the test of time. Crisp, clean lines are a focal point of this aesthetic, so leave behind any standout accents — read: gold leaf and baroque moulding.

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Quiet luxury decor, much like the rest of the aesthetic, relies on simplicity. Pick out simple, abstract prints to cover your wall or accent pillows with minimalistic patterns. To up the comfort factor, opt for soft lighting.


Retailers like Restoration Hardware, CB2 and West Elm have plenty of furniture and decor options in line with the quiet luxury trend. If you want to get the quiet luxury look on a budget, home lines at Zara and H&M offer simple, yet sophisticated decor options at affordable prices.

Vintage pieces are also a great way to channel quiet luxury. Search for midcentury modern and postmodern styles to achieve a sleek look.

Defying Y2K Trends, High Waisted Men’s Pants Are Poised for Spring 2024 Surge

Defying Y2K Trends, High Waisted Men’s Pants Are Poised for Spring 2024 Surge

Against all odds, including a wave of Y2K influences, several directional designers showed some of the highest-waisted pants in in recent runway history. For them, low-rise doesn’t seem to be apart of the equation for now.
At Rick Owens, the show opened with radical flared pants featuring a very high, cinched waist, “giving an appearance of endless legs not seen since the modeling heydays of Nadja Auerman,” quipped WWD international editor, Miles Socha. 

Loewe’s Jonathan Anderson focused on a similar silhouette with jeans pavéd in tiny crystals that almost reached the ribcage. “Stretching out the proportion,” the designer explained post-show. The runway set, with its towering fountain sculptures by Lynda Beglis, reinforced this idea. 

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Elsewhere, tucked-in shirts emphasized hiked-up waists at Officine Générale, JordanLuca and Dries van Noten, but it was Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons who took the styling trick to extremes with shirts that had extra-wide, extra-long sleeves, adding to the illusion of a shortened torso. 

Out-of-the-box waist treatments also aided in keeping baggy pants from dipping below the navel. 

At Juun.J, jackets were inverted and tied at the waist, exaggerating the hip to hourglass proportions. A swath of olive green fabric did the same at Burk Akyol, while Luca Magliano, winner of the LVMH Karl Lagerfeld Special Jury Prize for 2023, furthered his rough-hewn, downbeat aesthetic with dangling hook and bar closures and layered belts. 

And while full-volume legs were certainly the dominating pant shape for spring, Anthony Vacarello continued to push for skinny versions done in black grain de poudre at Saint Laurent. These had waists so tight they “strangled the hips of his young models as they lurched forward on glossy, high-heeled boots,” observed Socha.

5 Ways To Dress Up Your Favorite Denims Like an It Girl

5 Ways To Dress Up Your Favorite Denims Like an It Girl

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“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans,” Yves Saint Laurent famously said of the wardrobe staple. “They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.” Despite boasting a ripe old age of 150, jeans, and the world’s obsession with them, show no sign of slowing down, and Saint Laurent’s words perfectly capture the power of denim.
So while jeans are typically regarded as a daytime staple, they have rarely stayed within these confines, and the autumn/winter 2023 runway shows were a lesson in how to instantly make them look smarter. Indeed, some of the most-shared looks from the catwalks were seemingly the most innocuous: from Bottega Veneta’s low-slung-jeans-and-tank-top pairing to Gucci’s baggy-jeans-and-stripe-shirt look.
Yet, the devil was in the detail: Bottega’s pair were actually crafted from denim-effect, wafer-thin leather, while Gucci’s polished accessories ensured the nonchalant denim silhouette was elevated to new heights. Jeans were even given the couture treatment at Valentino’s fall 2023 couture show – which was held in the grounds of the Château de Chantilly, no less. Modelled by Kaia Gerber, the simple ensemble was made up of an oversized white shirt, silver shoes and a pair of mid-wash jeans, which were embellished with thousands of tiny glass beads. Jeans have come a long way from their humble workwear beginnings.
But even if you don’t have a couture budget, you can give your denim a runway-worthy reboot this season with the smallest styling tweaks. From smart denim co-ords to classic “nice-top-and-jeans” pairings, scroll down to see how the street style crowd are dressing-up their denim for the month ahead.
Scroll down to see Vogue’s dressed-up denim outfits.

The dark denim co-ord + gold jewellery
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A skirt worn over jeans + platform shoes
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A white shirt + sculptural jeans + heels
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An embellished denim jacket + tailored trousers
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The party top + slouchy jeans + slingbacks
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Coachella Fashion: Crochet, Crop Tops & More

Coachella Fashion: Crochet, Crop Tops & More

They wore flowers in their hair — and butterfly clips, braids and colored extensions in orange and purple — in and around Coachella this year.
Anything goes at the music festival, and this year locks were a focus, as was fresh and glowing skin with bold eyes that were framed with gemstones.

Denim on denim was popular throughout the weekend. Crochet was everywhere, this time bedazzled or in neon colors. Lots of cowboy looks took over, with head-to-toe ensembles accessorized with cowboy hats and boots.

Parties were full of tiny short shorts, crop tops and endless sheer looks — with bums out and exposed.

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In all, there was a more toned-down approach, however, with fewer wild Y2K, costume-like outfits. The kids were giving ’90s, but the styles were more casual; many in the crowds paired their tiny tops with baggy parachute pants or cargo shorts à la Aaliyah.

Celebrities came out for the festival and affiliated events, including a mix of big-name influencers, music and Hollywood names at Revolve Festival over the weekend. Guests included: Kendall Jenner (who had 818 Tequila flowing), Hailey Bieber (who provided a Rhode beauty claw machine), Shay Mitchell (with her companies Onda Tequila Seltzer and Béis on site), Suki Waterhouse, Camila Morrone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lewis Hamilton, Lori Harvey, Paris Jackson, Storm Reid, Saweetie, G-Eazy, Aimee Song, Camila Coelho, Chriselle Lim, Draya Michele, Natalia Bryant, Leon Bridges, Emma Roberts, Evan Mock, Idris Elba, Irina Shayk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Teyana Taylor, Tyga, YG, Olivia Culpo, Madison Bailey, and sisters Charli and Dixie D’Amelio.

Buyers’ Paris Faves: Loewe, Saint Laurent, Dries

Buyers’ Paris Faves: Loewe, Saint Laurent, Dries

PARIS — The buzz is back in Paris, and buyers were feeling it this season.
Retailers cited the energy and excitement of having a packed calendar with shows and parties galore, the thrill of finding new talent, as well as designers focusing more on clothes and less on gimmicks. Paris Fashion Week — like those in New York, London and Milan — is in the midst of a vibe shift, moving from slouchy street style into a more tailored and refined moment.

“The aura is elegance, and the undercurrent is wearability — but nothing is boring about the more commercial spirit of the Paris collections,” said Rickie De Sole, women’s designer fashion and editorial director at Nordstrom.

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Linda Fargo, Bergdorf Goodman’s senior vice president of fashion, framed it as a sartorial response to these uncertain times. “Getting dressed, actually very well dressed, has become the antidote to it all,” she said.

Few buyers would say if their budgets were up or down, but indicated that the excitement this season would carry over into increased orders, while others will better edit their offerings.

“We will concentrate our capacity to invest in collections that are both good in design and quality and drop brands that lack character,” said Eric Young, founder of Le Monde de SHC.

Monochrome and tone-on-tone dressing in muted colors was a major trend, with black, beige, camel and gray being key base colors, and pops of red as the “It” accent of the season as seen at Balmain, The Row and Valentino.

The skirt was a key piece in all its incarnations, from the slim pencil at Saint Laurent to the fuller shapes at Dior. Gone are the days of the “hemline index”: minis, midis and maxis were all cited as standouts for various buyers.

Retailers are also focused on outerwear, especially eco furs and extra-long coats, and accessories for special occasions.

Loewe was the hands-down favorite collection of the season. Victoria Dartigues, Samaritaine Paris Pont-Neuf’s merchandising director fashion and accessories, called it a “demonstration of pure beauty.” Many cited Jonathan Anderson’s inventive use of confetti cubes inside the Château de Vincennes as one of the best show sets of the week and the brand’s new tote was ticked off as a “must have” on many lists.

Daniel Roseberry’s first ready-to-wear runway show for Schiaparelli was also a smash, with many buyers citing it as a favorite collection, while The Row’s quiet luxury was widely hailed. Olivier Rousteing’s new silhouette at Balmain, which recalled the brand’s archives, also drew plaudits, as did his shift away from stadium-style productions to an intimate affair that focused on the clothes.

As Balenciaga recovers from controversy, Demna expressed the sentiment that fashion “can no longer be seen as entertainment” in his show notes. Few buyers cited Balenciaga as a favorite collection, but those who did felt his pared-back, celeb-less front row hit the right note.

Chitose Abe’s always inventive Sacai was another favorite, praised for her play with proportions, while Nicolas Di Felice’s Courrèges circles were a key collection for many, as well as being cited for its smoke and mirrors set. Sarah Burton’s return for Alexander McQueen was acclaimed for her masterful tailoring.

“Elegance is the word of the season,” said Beth Buccini, owner and founder of Kirna Zabete. “There was much less hoopla this week than usual and just beautiful clothes. It has been a refreshing shift. The designers want women to go back to the office in suiting and pencil skirts looking like a million bucks.” 

Here, a roundup of buyers’ reactions.

Brigitte Chartrand, vice president of womenswear buying, Ssense

Favorite collection: The Row

Best show formats: Dries Van Noten left quite the impression. The percussive performance and the layered set together were incredible; it drew you right in. It was an ideal backdrop for a collection that delivered on a color palette, and perfectly tailored skirts and jackets, that I absolutely loved. Stella McCartney was also quite the production. The collection featured a neutral palette peppered with cruelty-free horse prints on two-piece suits, midi skirts and double-breasted jackets that bring us back to classic Stella. 

Top trends: Tailoring, layering, transparency, trompe l’oeil, leather, long coats and the color red. 

Must-have item(s): The patchwork at Dries Van Noten and the oversize coat at The Row.  

New talent: Duran Lantink. I went into fashion week looking forward to seeing this collection and it did not disappoint. 

Impressions of the week: “To elevate” is definitely the talk of the town as major brands focus on offering the best luxury products. The atmosphere was toned down and refinement took a big presence. Tailoring, simplicity and lifetime investment pieces are at the forefront. 

Seville Chow, senior vice president, fashion, Lane Crawford 

Favorite collections: Loewe and Dries Van Noten

Best show format: Balmain — Olivier Rousteing brought guests to an intimate and cozy “salon ambiance” to experience his new French style of luxury and quality. At Dries Van Noten, an angled giant mirror was set up on the stage to reflect the entire show. The models walked out from the audience aisles down toward the stage accompanied by a single drummer/percussionist. It was theater. 

Top trends: Multifaceted interpretations of modern tailoring, as seen at The Row, Dries Van Noten, Sacai and Valentino. Shearling. Forget the classic full-length coats and biker jacket linings — shearling panels featured with nylon and knits in hybrid patchworks, some reversible, all with a twist of design. 

Must-have item(s): Dries Van Noten gold threaded tailored blazer; Loewe geometric giant foldable tote; Rick Owens recycled cashmere dress; The Row oversize cashmere coat. 

Laura Darmon, buyer director and business development, ENG

Favorite Collections: Ann Demeulemeester without any hesitation. Rick Owens, Saint Laurent and Didu. 

Best show formats: Ann Demeulemeester was simple, clean and very elegant. Simple lights on the models walking the runway; the focus was the clothing. Courrèges also had set up this very impressive smoking white box frame. It was working while the models were walking the show. 

Top trends: It feels like all the brands came back to sleeker and elegant designs and silhouettes, true to their DNA and what they are good at doing the most. 

Budgets up or down: Up. Collections felt very new and more expressive in a perfect balance of creative and commercial pieces. 

New talent: A lot of great talents are among the LVMH Prize semifinalists. My personal favorite is the genius photographer and designer Gi Seok, who started his own namesake label Kusikohc a few seasons ago and which is gaining so much traction worldwide. Juntae Kim mixes historical patterns such as corsets with a modern twist in the fabric choices. This mix creates a new gender-fluid language, very elegant and unique. Charlie Constantinou has a very futuristic/technical aesthetic and does heavy innovation work on the fabric. The color palette and the texture play gives an organic feeling which is unusual for these types of brands. 

Impressions of the week: A lot of boldness and creativity. The energy was there. Great parties too.

Dries Van Noten RTW Fall 2023

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Beth Buccini, owner and founder of Kirna Zabete 

Favorite collections: Saint Laurent, Loewe, Dries Van Noten, Sacai, The Row and Miu Miu. 

Best show format: The Stella McCartney show at École Militaire with the horses performing while the models walked was just amazing. I’ve seen a lot of fashion shows in my lifetime, but never anything like this spectacle. It was absolutely beautiful, and the clothes looked great too.  

Top trends: Tailoring/suiting, pinstripes, neutrals, simplicity, metallics — gold and silver, red, pencil skirts, kitten heels and corduroy.

Must-have item(s): Kitten heels from Miu Miu, pencil skirt from Saint Laurent, pinstripe jacket from Dries Van Noten and brush heels from Loewe. 

Budgets up or down: Budgets are up, as we are in growth mode opening more stores.  

New talent: We saw less new designers this season than I would have liked. It feels harder and harder for new designers to break into this economic climate of uncertainty.   

Impressions of the week: A new formality has emerged, and we are loving it.  

Victoria Dartigues, merchandising director fashion and accessories, Samaritaine Paris Pont-Neuf 

Favorite collections: Loewe, Saint Laurent, Courrèges, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Peter Dundas and Isabel Marant.

Best show formats: Dries Van Noten had incredible staging as the entire show reflected in a huge mirror behind the stage. Very immersive and dreamy. Acne’s fantasy forest was also a standout setup. Then Stella McCartney‘s horse show Monday morning almost distracted from the catwalk.

Top trends: The streetwear trend is definitely fading from the Parisian catwalks. We go back to a chic, elegant and luxury silhouette: very powerful, femme fatale. The new day-to-day combo is the pencil skirt and oversize blazer. Dries Van Noten, Saint Laurent or Victoria Beckham demonstrated the strongest silhouettes in this mood. Also, the pop of red is here. 

Must-have item(s): Pencil skirts, oversize blazed with bold shoulder, tailored elongated overcoat in gray or white, oversize fake fur coat (almost every single show had its own twist).

New talent: Pressiat’s collection and his bourgeoise from the 16th arrondissement who ends her night in Pigalle. For her first show in Paris, Ukrainian designer Lili Litkovska showed a very strong and commercial collection. Burc Akyol, one of the LVMH Prize semifinalists, is super promising. 

Impressions of the week: Paris Fashion Week ended on a super positive note, the daily wardrobe totally reenergized by a new tailoring proposition, a strong desire to dress up again after three years of pandemic. A working girl in a suit and stilettos or rebel in oversize fake fur flou coat — she is not afraid of anything. 

Rickie De Sole, women’s designer fashion and editorial director, Nordstrom 

Favorite collections: Courrèges, The Row, Dior, Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney, Dries Van Noten and Alexander McQueen.  

Best show format: Christian Louboutin’s 30-year celebration of the red sole at The Opéra Comique felt like being transported into a magical, plush, festive red jewel box. The performance choreographed by Sadeck Berrabah featuring the Neodance Academy was a spectacular, imaginative way to highlight the brand’s essence.  

Top trends: Strong shoulders; pinstripe suiting; waist-framing silhouettes; faux fur and shearling outerwear; cozy comfort found in sweater dresses, cocooning shapes, layering and luxe knits; touches of grunge; monochromatic colors and lots of black on black; furry footwear; pointed pumps; red continues as an important pop color.   

Must-have item: Chanel’s camellia accessories. 

New talent: Off the runway, the Sarabande Foundation continues to bring new compelling designers like Pariser to the forefront.   

Impressions of the week: The sentiment was that there is a definitive mood shift. We feel energized by strong, hushed trends and key pieces like polished monochromatic styling, the greatness one feels in a luxurious coat, the composed sway of a longline skirt or jacket. Good clothes are an encouraging portent of the season ahead and the positivity our customers will feel slipping into the fall 2023 collections.  

Linda Fargo, director of women’s fashion, Bergdorf Goodman 

Favorite collections: Schiaparelli, Alexander McQueen, Sacai, Loewe, Dior, Miu Miu, The Row, Dries Van Noten, Courrèges, Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Valentino and Off-White. 

Top trends: Strong, stated tailoring leads the conversation. Wide and wider shoulders were undeniable. New ideas on skirt suiting were of interest and fresh. Reimagined and reconstructed tailoring felt best. Transformable and convertible clothing hit the tastebuds for more sustainability via versatility. “Daytime couture” or day dressing with elevated detailing and inherent drama served to differentiate collections from ho-hum. Black is the ground zero of fashion for fall 2023. Arresting, red punctuated numerous collections. Couture like sculptural silhouettes. Longer and leaner shapes. Fluid gender interplay. 

New talent: A special shout out and gratitude to the LVMH Prize initiative for curating such an elevated and promising group of new talent. 

Must-have item(s): The black strong jacket — pants and tie optional. Pinstriped tailoring. Dressed up accessories — top handle bags, sunglasses, gloves, headwear and hats, the red lip and hosiery. The embellished pointy toe kitten heel. Motos, blouson and bomber jackets. Oversize bow details. 

Best show format: It was a welcome relief to attend shows [that] put the clothing at the center. Schiaparelli’s salon-style show simply playing a Sade soundtrack provided a perfect set to intimately appreciate the exquisite clothes. Balenciaga wisely struck the right tone, returning to the historical Carrousel du Louvre in a cleansing muslin-covered white space, without celebs, etc. The numerous elevated runways always are an oldie but goodie format — because they work at putting the collections right in the eye. On the other end, Dior’s “Avatar”-like world under the incredible organic sculpture by Joana Vasconcelos was amazing.  

Impressions of the week: There was an impression of balance between reason and beauty, risk and safety. A pulling in and back to simply good clothing and design as the raison d’être of it all. The remarkable abundance of black as the predominant non-color choice allowed the clothes to speak in the basic language of line, silhouette and volume, while lending empowerment, simplicity and chicness.   

Courrèges RTW Fall 2023

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Tiffany Hsu, vice president womenswear, Mytheresa 

Favorite collections: Saint Laurent, The Row and Rick Owens. 

Best show format: Saint Laurent as always put on a highly luxurious show. The massive chandeliers perfectly echoed the minimalistic yet uber-luxurious collection. The Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood show at Hotel de la Marine where Queen Marie Antoinette was sentenced was pure opulence. The collection itself was a wonderful tribute to the late Dame Vivienne Westwood — it was an emotional and beautiful display. I also loved the Courrèges show with the reflecting mirror and the fog coming out on the stage. It was very powerful visually. 

Top trends: We saw a lot of tartan as well as capes and long sashes. Saint Laurent, Rick Owens and Givenchy all showed beautiful maxi silhouettes. There also was a strong emphasis on tailoring featuring statement shoulders and hourglass silhouettes as seen at Balmain. And Ann Demeulemeester, Victoria Beckham and Loewe presented sheer elements that created a perfect contrast to the tailoring such as silk slipdresses, shearling and chiffon elements. 

Must-have item(s): Loewe’s slouch boot and The Row’s oversize cape coat. 

Jodi Kahn, vice president of luxury fashion, Neiman Marcus 

Favorite collections: Loewe, Schiaparelli, The Row and Saint Laurent. 

Best show format: As Saint Laurent explored a more classic look, recreating the Intercontinental Hotel ballroom (down to the exquisite chandeliers) where the house’s shows were held in the ’70s was very special. Similarly, I like the more intimate salon settings at The Row and Schiaparelli, where the clothes brush right by you, as opposed to stadium-style productions. There was also an interesting contrast at both Loewe and Givenchy, who erected stark white show spaces in grand, historically rich locations. 

Top trends: A crafted elegance certainly anchored the week, with refined classics eclipsing more “viral” Instagram looks. In sifting through their own archives, there were some nods to a ’50s silhouette with full skirts, elbow-length gloves, high vamp pumps and trim pencil skirts. Red continued to energize as a key color (in otherwise neutral palettes), with the burst of color particularly impactful at The Row, Balmain and Valentino. And we loved to see skirts take shape as a key item — full, midi, pencil — all worked. 

Must-have item(s): The giant geometric totes at Loewe — in different leathers and fabrications, I cannot wait to wear this supremely chic carry-all. 

New talent: Ib Kamara’s space-bound Off-White was very strong; we were excited to see his unique POV take shape at such a special brand. Kudos also to Ludovic de Saint Sernin for starting a new chapter at Ann Demeulemeester: his signature gender-neutrality blends quite seamlessly with Ann’s dark romance. 

Impressions of the week: There was undeniable energy in sunny Paris this week. Crowds have been enormous and shows have been packed. When it came to the collections, there seems to be a collective reset among Paris houses: a desire for more quiet elegance, refinement and understatement. In lieu of a “look” or specific trends, we saw the building blocks of quiet luxury: lots of black, sleek tailoring, luxe layers. Among some of the younger brands, there was an interesting exploration of fashion’s relationship with tech: models illuminated by their phone screens at Courrèges, and the unsettling dance between human and robot at Coperni. 

Dries Van Noten RTW Fall 2023

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Laura Larbalestier, fashion director, Harvey Nichols

Favorite collections: Loewe, Courrèges and Dries Van Noten. 

Best show format: Loewe

Top trends: Without a doubt, the key item was a statement coat, preferably super-long or very cropped. Red has to be the predominant color of the season and was seen in nearly every collection. Leather is the prevailing investment fabric and was used from pants to jackets. The new silhouette is the long straight skirt.   

Must-have item(s): Dries Van Noten long gray coat; Courrèges red dress; Loewe leather coat. 

New talent: Swedish bag designer Venczel.  

Impressions of the week: Overall, it feels like a very wearable season with a real return to wardrobing and a definite focus on investment pieces, which was a coherent theme across all the collections. 

Elizabeth and Dominick Lepore, owners, Jimmy’s, New York 

Favorite collections: Alexander McQueen, Comme des Garçons, Coperni, Georges Hobeika, Raisa & Vanessa, Saint Laurent and Victoria Beckham. 

Best show format: The incorporation of family for the evolution of a brand from Georges Hobeika to Vivienne Westwood to Victoria Beckham made us proud as a third-generation family business. The future of fashion from robots sharing the catwalk, iPhones as an accessory or to displays of a lunar delivery, Paris transformed the predictable to many new and exciting things.

Top trends: Big shoulders, off the shoulder, padded shoulders…without an emphasis on the shoulder there isn’t an “It” top or jacket to almost any designer’s fall season. Sheer modernism of suiting. Must-have item(s): Bell bottoms, skirts with interest, whether short and long or pleated on one side, opera-length gloves, strong shoulders, denim for evening, a white shirt and flower appliqués.

Impressions of the week: Coperni followed up on its painted dress viral moment with robots on the runway dancing along with the fashion house’s minimalistic designs. Intercepting fashion with technology and future, the Paris week displayed an ode to its history with an evolution of what tomorrow’s girl should be wearing. From outstanding oversize and voluminous outerwear to crystal and designed denim for evening, from day to night. 

Simon Longland, director of buying — fashion, Harrods 

Favorite collections: Saint Laurent, Schiaparelli, The Row, Loewe, Louis Vuitton and Alexander McQueen.  

Best show format: Schiaparelli’s intimate salon presentation set the perfect scene for such a special collection. With such an intimate setting we were so close you could see the detail, workmanship and beauty of the collection, whereas Louis Vuitton’s hyper-modern staging in the historic grandeur of the Musée d’Orsay’s ballroom set the stage perfectly for the modern French wardrobe to unfold. 

Top trends: From many of the shows this season we saw a complete wardrobing being showcased, delivering an outfit for every occasion for true devotees. They ranged from sharp and tailored for day to gowns and embellishments for evening. Black is back and dominated a huge portion of the runways this season, with a noticeable thread of pink and red, with pops of color and texture. 

Tailoring also played a huge role in many collections this season, most visibly in sharp, and sometimes boxy, silhouettes. Other trends included floor-sweeping overcoats with hemlines that have been extended dramatically from luxurious robe silhouettes to sharp, tailored pieces. I expect ankle-scraping, long line coats to be everywhere come autumn. 

Must-have item(s): Tailoring is a must for next season, specifically the modern power suit, sharp and fitted and paired with a neatly fitted trouser or pencil skirts — à la Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton and Valentino. The floor-sweeping coats we saw in Milan continued here in Paris, and will be on many wish-lists and waiting lists next season. Soft, fluid leather trousers were one of the most versatile pieces to come from the season, so easy to dress up or down and incredibly versatile for a well-rounded wardrobe. 

Schiaparelli RTW Fall 2023

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Alix Morabito, general buying and merchandising director for womenswear and special projects director, Galeries Lafayette 

Favorite collections: Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, Ann Demeulemeester and Schiaparelli.

Top trends: As Demna put it in his note for Balenciaga, “fashion can no longer be seen as entertainment, but rather as an art of making clothes.” This statement seems shared by most luxury brands that are looking into their heritage with a strong attention to product and savoir-faire. We’ve seen on podiums a very sophisticated and elevated silhouette with strong modern tailoring, very impactful outerwear and beautiful eveningwear. Among the most impressive evolutions are the homage of Olivier Rousteing for Balmain and the new Givenchy proposition by Matthew Williams. 

Must-have item(s): Jackets were everywhere, and there were also many strong pieces like leather coats, bold shoulders, long menswear coats, cabans and big fluffy outerwear. There is a return to “classic” colors like burgundy, navy, gray and brown that contribute to the more sophisticated and almost bourgeois look. Red is without a doubt this season’s staple, whether it be in bright flashes or total looks. We also saw a lot of green, yellow, gold and bronze parts of the palette.  

New talent: We were very touched by the work of Marie Adam-Leenaerdt, whose first collection shows a lot of promise. Finally, a few talents from the LVMH Prize caught our eye, such as Magliano, Burc Akyol or Anne Isabella, for example. At the Sphere trade show, we really appreciated the innovative concept and the easy good vibes of Alphonse Maitrepierre. 

Impressions of the week: It has been a beautiful season that reminds us why we love fashion and PFW so much. After so many trend-driven fashion weeks, especially in September, it was important and so appreciated that brands take a step back and showcase beautiful craft and fashion. 

Federica Montelli, head of fashion, Rinascente 

Favorite collections: Loewe, Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Miu Miu, Paco Rabanne, Chloé, Courrèges, Ann Demeulemeester, Off-White and Vivienne Westwood.

Best show format: Stella McCartney’s horse whisperer performance by Jean-François Pignon was both a beautiful moment of entertainment and a reflection of our relationship with nature and animals, especially after seeing so much leather and fur on the runways. 

Top trends: The strong trend on eco fur carried on from Milan, as well as black and red as the two top colors. The main focus was on eveningwear with a look that is rich, seductive, but classic and essential in the choice of colors, fabrics and shapes. Tall boots and sleek stiletto pumps were the shoes of choice, with maxi bags making an important statement and pushing away the mini-bags trend that has lasted for many seasons now. 

Must-have item(s): Any black long dress with a slim silhouette and open back; pantsuits with fitted blazers and flared pants; floor-length coats. The two most unexpected items were Miu Miu’s beaded culottes and the long siren silk skirt at Ann Demeulemeester. My top picks for bags are the new “squeeze” hobo bag by Loewe and Miu Miu’s soft napa satchel. 

New talent: In a season that speaks of evening and simplicity, we found the perfect draped jersey dresses at Atlein. Dentro’s inside-out bags were my favorite new accessories brand.  

Impressions of the week: It was a very successful week, with many collections exceeding expectations and a busy calendar with a good rhythm of shows and presentations. The classy-chic vibe that pervaded Paris really gave the opportunity to shine to many designers that perhaps were more focused on finding a viral moment rather than concentrating on creating beautiful clothes. This is what matters to women in the end. 

Amélie Nantois, womenswear buyer, Le Bon Marché 

Favorite collections: Sacai, Dries Van Noten, Chloé and Paco Rabanne. 

Best show format: The Dries Van Noten show in the concert room. With the artist on stage, models walking among us and all the mirrors, we could really see the collection and at the same time it was truly magical and poetic.  

Top trends: Faux fuzzy fur coats, the color brown and tailoring. 

Budgets up or down: They are definitely up. 

Must-have item(s): Suits, a lot of outerwear and, of course, party dresses. 

New talent: The outerwear brand Futura, from the talented duo behind Giuliva Heritage. Loved it. 

Impressions of the week: We were finally back to pre-COVID-19 fashion week — a very busy schedule, everyone was here and it felt good. 

Libby Page, market director, Net-a-porter 

Favorite collection: The Row

Best show format: Whilst they were up against their own viral moment from last season, the robots in the Coperni show were a true indicator that this brand wants to be known as a truly innovative fashion brand.

Top trends: Nineties minimalism has been the mood of the season. From the refined tailoring at Valentino and The Row, to the slightly grungier take on the ’90s through Ludovic de Saint Sernin’s Ann Demeulemeester debut, this is a much-needed palate cleanser from recent seasons’ contrasts. I’ve also loved how red has been this season’s hue to love (quite literally): it’s strong, high-impact and will really pop for us online.  

Must-haves: The Loewe Puzzle tote. This will be the must-have bag of next season.

Impressions of the week: Runway fashion has some great wearability to it this season. 


Saint Laurent RTW Fall 2023

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Roopal Patel, senior vice president, fashion director, Saks 

Favorite collections: Saint Laurent, Loewe, Alexander McQueen, Dries Van Noten, Dior, Chanel, Courrèges, Stella McCartney, Off-White and Sacai. 

Best show format: From Maria Grazia Chiuri’s magical and surreal set of abstract floral sculptures created by artist Joana Vasconcelos at Dior, to the grand procession of models zigzagging reflected back to us in a mirrored auditorium at Dries Van Noten. Ibrahim Kamara’s “Lunar Delivery” show for Off-White transported us to the moon with a giant orb in the center grounding us. Loewe’s delicate and vivid confetti cubes that lined the runway were hard to resist touching. Mirrors were a big trend on the runways, creating optical illusions seen at Dries Van Noten, Off-White and Issey Miyake. 

Top trends: Designers are always thinking ahead to see what the future holds. A sense of uniformity and iconic essentials was trending this week, from precision tailoring to power dressing, strong shoulder blazers and monochromatic suiting. There is a return to skirts in silhouettes spanning from minis and short hems to slim pencil and full styles. Red is the pop color of the season in a sea of black and gray. Additional key trends include silver metallic and shine, statement outerwear from toppers to shearling, textures, layering and feathers. Trends in footwear include statement pumps and an incredible lineup of boots. 

Must-have item(s): A sexy power suit from Saint Laurent, and a trompe l’oeil dress and oversize tote from Loewe. 

New talent: There was a stellar lineup of rising stars from the 2023 LVMH Prize semifinalists, including Luar, Diotima, Botter and Burc Akyol. 

Impressions of the week: The buzz, energy and volume of the last eight days has been at an all-time high. There is a shift taking place from over-the-top designs to a more wearable and approachable lineup of fashion on the runways, with elegant, sophisticated and polished looks that will inspire our customers to get dressed up.

Maud Pupato, divisional merchandise manager womenswear luxury and designers, Printemps 

Favorite collection: Courrèges

Best show format: Loewe’s confetti artwork installation in the castle. 

Top trends: Red, roses, leather, denim and transparency. 

Must-haves: A silk skirt, a leather oversize biker jacket, anything red, a rose brooch and maybe a new belly-button piercing.

Budgets up or down: Budgets are up. 

New talent: We can’t really say that Ludovic de Saint Sernin is a new talent, but his debut at Ann Demeulemeester is definitely one to highlight. 

Impressions of the week: Paris is at its most glamorous and it feels good.

Arielle Siboni, fashion director rtw, Bloomingdale’s

Favorite collections: Saint Laurent, Loewe, The Row, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Valentino and Louis Vuitton. 

Best show format: We loved Stella McCartney, who presented an equestrian-inspired collection in a barn with live horses.

Top trends: It was a season full of tailoring: maxiskirts, cropped jackets and blazers with strong shoulders. Pinstripes was the pattern of choice, and we saw moto details on everything from maxiskirts to dresses. There was also an abundance of texture: shearling, velvet, lace, denim sportswear and boucle. The color red, maxi lengths and sheerness continue. Oversize handbags, namely clutches and totes. Pearls, crystals and studs in accessories.

Must-have item(s): Saint Laurent’s strong-shouldered blazers; Acne’s distressed moto jackets; The Row’s signature car coats; Courrèges maxiskirts; Alexander McQueen’s tailored eveningwear; Stella McCartney’s cropped jackets and lace dresses. 

New talent: Rokh was simply impeccable — very excited to see what’s next. 

Impressions of the week: A welcome return to refinement, wearability and longevity in clothing. Less Y2K and of-the-moment dressing. Strong tailoring and outerwear continue to fuel this era of minimalism while touches of lingerie dressing and grunge/moto was the perfect take on femininity and toughness. 

Sacai RTW Fall 2023

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Joseph Tang, fashion director, Holt Renfrew 

Favorite collections: Courrèges, Loewe, Sacai and Miu Miu.

Best show format: The stripped down elegance of Balenciaga that allowed the details in the collection to truly come through. The dystopian futuristic vision of Off-White shown through Ib Kamara’s second collection for the brand brought us to the moon and back. 

Top trends: There was a dressed up sophistication throughout the collections with chic tailoring, structured outerwear and modern dresses at the forefront. The Row, Chloé and Dries Van Noten all exhibited this sense of elevated minimalism. Luxe leathers worn head-to-toe were seen best from Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Akris. A special mention goes to Stella McCartney who continues to use recycled fabrics and new innovations in sustainable materials. 

There was a sense of dystopian fantasy in the collections, where designers took a more cerebral approach to their collections with an outlook of the future. Off-White, Rick Owens, Noir Kei Ninomiya and Acne Studios all showcased a vision of self-expression in the best way possible. 

Must-have item(s): Leather maxiskirt from Chloé; Loewe oversize puzzle tote; The Row deconstructed Margaux bag; Miu Miu New Balance sneaker; Valentino chunky boots; Givenchy Voyou satchel; a gray tailored coat from Dries Van Noten. 

New talent: It’s always inspiring meeting the LVMH Prize contestants — a special mention goes to Botter for their upcycled creations. 

Impressions of the week: There was a thoughtful undertone in Paris this season, with designers showcasing their collections in more intimate ways. We are inspired by the creative energy coming out of Paris with designers empowering the zeitgeist of today’s youth culture. This fall season was all about layered separates with stealth sophistication as the undertone for the entire season. 

Liane Wiggins, head of womenswear, Matchesfashion

Favorite collections: Loewe, Sacai, Givenchy, Rick Owens, Junya Watanabe, Schiaparelli and Ann Demeulemeester. 

Best show formats: Loewe and the amazing installation of the beautiful, slightly saturated color-blocked cubes made of paper and leather confetti. 

Top trends: Return to refined dressing without being too occasion-focused. Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Victoria Beckham all showed incredible chiffon, silk, semi-sheer blouses perfect for layering under blazers or paired with a great leather skirt. Overall we saw lots of monochrome and uniform colorways — camel, black, beige, gray and a return to no-fuss dressing but with a redefined elegance. Instead of the super slouchy, relaxed silhouette we saw a new redefined modern elegance that was not overtly sexy or flashy.

I personally love the strong outerwear we are seeing across the shows.

Must-have item(s): Brilliant gray sweaters from Givenchy, Victoria Beckham and Sacai’s deconstructed gray skirt and sweater. Loewe’s large origami tote bag and soft deconstructed boot. Brilliant coats from Givenchy, Isabel Marant, Junya Watanabe and Loewe. Rick Owens’ sportier swing jackets, Issey Miyake showed some great color block textured coats, Lanvin’s fitted riding coat, Ludovic at Ann Demeulemeester cut very sophisticated sharp coats, The Row’s outerwear was elegant and effortless and Alexander McQueen’s fitted silhouettes. 

New talent: LVMH Prize semifinalist Johanna Parv. 

Impressions of the week: Overall, the mood and the shows were more pared back than we have seen in recent seasons but designers are celebrating real clothes. 

Eric Young, founder, Le Monde de SHC 

Favorite collections: Shang Xia and Balenciaga.

Best show format: Dries Van Noten. I was impressed by the quality of the show and the talent behind it, and I can’t imagine what would happen if the big luxury conglomerates didn’t spend a lot of money on production or choose legendary landmarks, but Dries has always had his own way, and I was very impressed by the theatricality of the show. Courrèges. I haven’t been to Paris for three years, but this show made me embrace the real charm of the fashion capital again. It was so chic.  

Top trends: Super long silhouettes. Although Saint Laurent has already introduced these shapes for several seasons, it is obvious that more brands are joining the bandwagon this time. Natural luxury materials. The concept of “buy less but buy better” is very relevant nowadays due to the economic environment or environmental concerns.  

Must-have item(s): Jackets that reach the ground and have a strong sense of weight. Sneakers with technological innovations. Beautifully crafted but traditionally shaped handbags, such as those new styles at Hermès. 

Budgets up or down: While everyone thinks the Chinese luxury market will rebound strongly, I think it’s going to take a little time. Budget-wise we are inclined to start with a flatline approach this time. We will concentrate our capacity to invest in collections that are both good in design and quality and drop brands that lack character. 

New talent: Niccolo Pasqualetti. If this year’s LVMH Prize shortlist is a little watered down, take a look at Niccolo on last year’s list. He is a great find for me. I love the cosmopolitan feel of this brand that mixes a certain high-latitude countryside vibe with big-city life energy. Vaquera: Interesting and talented New York designers are a rare and endangered species. It’s a good thing I saw the Vaquera collection in person this time, otherwise, it would have been hard to believe I would have liked it so much just based on pictures of celebrities wearing the brand online. 

Impressions of the week: It’s great to have everyone back at Paris Fashion Week. Not only the Chinese industry should come out as much as it can, but I also had the opportunity to have more exchanges here that were not possible in the last three years. Coming out of the pandemic we need a new brand mix, and a whole new perspective, and it is so necessary to be in Paris. There is no substitute for Paris to inspire and clarify the direction of fashion. 

— Rhonda Richford, with contributions from Samantha Conti, Joelle Diderich, Lily Templeton, Jennifer Weil, Alex Wynne and Tianwei Zhang.

Grown Up Grunge, Maxi Skirts and Tom Ford’s Gucci: The Trends Tipped to Take Over in 2023

Grown Up Grunge, Maxi Skirts and Tom Ford’s Gucci: The Trends Tipped to Take Over in 2023

Kate Moss for Bottega Veneta spring/summer 2023. Photo: Getty
Despite the endless obstacles that 2022 threw at us, fashion rumbled on as it always does. As trends ebbed and flowed, a recurring theme emerged: investment. Shopping for the long-term will carry over into the new year, as the focus on clothes and accessories that are more than just a quick thrill becomes ever more emphatic. (Liane Wiggins, head of womenswear at, calls this approach “wardrobing”.)
As Heather Gramston, head of womenswear at Browns, notes: “2022 was without a doubt the year of sexy dressing and going out again,” a mood that led to a rise in special party pieces with timeless appeal, as well as luxury rentals.
So what can we expect in 2023? According to buyers, the fashion crowd will be split into two groups: those who embrace the sheer looks that swept the spring/summer 2023 runways, and those who take the understated route via maxi hemlines and sleek tailoring. Over on TikTok, Gen-Z will continue to fuel appetite for all things 1990s and 2000s, and the vintage market will keep growing.
Read on for the lowdown on what to expect from fashion in 2023.

Everyday wear, but elevated
It speaks volumes that this year’s most-Googled pieces – jeans and oversized shirts, according to Google’s Year In Search Report – are as unassuming as it gets. Kate Moss’s turn in jeans, a tank top and a plaid shirt at Bottega’s spring/summer 2023 show had us immediately reaching for basics (even though her “denim” was actually made from trompe l’oeil leather).
The standout everyday shoe to say yes to this year? Ballet pumps, which have been a breakout hit (see Miu Miu’s satin pairs). “Ballet flats are here to stay as our customers look for polished styles to complement their hybrid lifestyles,” says Wiggins. Fanny Moizant, co-founder of resale site Vestiaire Collective, meanwhile, anticipates fancy flats will dominate the vintage market.
According to experts, the best pieces to invest in transcend trends and will stand the test of time. “We are seeing a shift in the way our customers are buying, moving further away from trends and instead looking for luxury pieces with a democratic price point that will work as an investment for the long term,” explains Wiggins.
Karoline Vitto spring/summer 2023.
Fashion for everyone
Fluidity won’t manifest as stereotypical “borrowed-from-the-boys” silhouettes this year, says Sara Maggioni, head of womenswear at WGSN. “It’s about thinking beyond boxy and outsized styles and considering flexible fits and adaptive sizing instead, with clever design details, from straps and fastenings that can be regulated to fit different body sizes and shapes, to extra stretch options for smarter jerseywear,” she says. “It’s also about going back to the drawing board and looking at design considerations such as crotch, armhole and shoulder widths, strategic subtle darts for soft volume, which flatters all genders; investing in technologies to get the style right like 3D-design and scanning will also be key.”
Expanded offerings from Miu Miu and Simone Rocha – the latter officially launched menswear this season – as well as trailblazing designs from Raul Lopez of Luar and Ludovic de Saint Sernin, will keep the spotlight on fluid fashion. “Fashion seems to be on the way to getting rid of gender stereotypes,” says Margaux Warin, head of fashion and insights at Tagwalk.
Chopova Lowena spring/summer 2023. Photo: Getty
Grunge, but with a sexy twist
Lace up your DMs, grunge has returned to the mainstream. The shows made way for sexier, more grown up takes on grungy staples: undone knits, sultry slips and tartan were all on the agenda. Maggioni cites “the emotional rollercoaster and chaos collectively experienced in recent times” as the force behind grunge 2.0, which is more romantic this time around. The look is gaining traction in the vintage space, too. Moizant predicts plenty more denim, utility trousers, leather and chains.
The future is sheer…
“Less is more,” declares Tiffany Hsu, vice president of womenswear, kidswear and life fashion buying at Mytheresa. “Sexy 2.0 was full throttle [at the shows], with every conceivable iteration of micro-minis, cut outs, sheer and mesh out to play,” agrees Gramston.
Warin says that searches for cut-out and transparent looks surged by 40 and 53% respectively during fall/winter 2022, and 77% of designers included transparent looks for spring/summer 2023. Skin-baring pieces cropped up in the menswear space, too – revealing fashion was up 504% for spring/summer 2023 compared to spring/summer 2022.
Alaïa spring/summer 2023. Photo: Getty
… But modesty is in, too
A demure dresser? Don’t despair. “For 2023, I feel we will continue to see a progressive shift from overt sexiness and a move towards longer hemlines, sleek tailoring and less skin on display,” asserts Gramston.
Tailoring, in particular, will pick up after becoming one of the “most affected categories” during the pandemic, according to Maggioni. “Although working patterns are certainly more hybrid than they used to be and the casualization of career-wear continues, overall, a more put-together aesthetic is emerging as consumers seek a fresher direction,” she says.
As for hemlines, Hsu can see maxi skirts having a moment next year, while long dresses dominated the recent shows (81% of designers included long dresses in their collections, reports Tagwalk).
Tom Ford for Gucci fall/winter 1996. Photo: Getty
Brace yourselves for yet more nostalgia
The obsession with the not-so-distant past isn’t going anywhere. Moizant puts it simply: “The ’90s and 2000s nostalgia will remain.” It might look a little different – “the more psychedelic end of the boho look will be important” come festival season, says Maggioni – but it’s the same mood we’ve been reacquainting ourselves with for seasons now.
The best way to buy into nostalgia is by doing it authentically. Score vintage finds from fellow hustlers on Depop, Vinted, eBay and the like, or peruse Vestiaire Collective, Hardly Ever Worn It and 1stDibs to discover special designer treasures. Anthony Barzilay Freund, editorial director and trends expert at 1stDibs, suggests looking out for John Galliano for Dior, Tom Ford for Gucci, Vivienne Westwood and Issey Miyake. On the accessories front, consider ’90s-era Chanel bags and Fendi’s beloved Baguette (which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year) the ultimate trophy pieces.
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Bella Hadid to Kendall Jenner, Every It Girl Is Currently Obsessed With These Statement Earrings

Bella Hadid to Kendall Jenner, Every It Girl Is Currently Obsessed With These Statement Earrings

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Usually it’s the latest It bag or a buzz-worthy shoe causing a frenzy on the fashion scene. This season, the Bottega Veneta drop earrings are the must-have item on everybody’s shopping list.
“We have received well over 100 requests for these earrings,” Gabriel Waller, global personal shopper for celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Khloé Kardashian (aka: the queen of finding in-demand, hard-to-source fashions), tells Vogue. “Although that is not unusual for one particular piece (for example: the Hermès Chypre or the Chanel quilted loafers reach far beyond that), it is the timeframe in which we received those requests.” Turns out the eager demands for the newly dropped jewels poured in quickly within an impressive 48-hour window.
What sparked the sudden interest? Well, Dua Lipa got a head start on the trend wearing the earrings early August. Then, Kendall Jenner made heads turn in a supersize gold pair at the U.S. Open on September 11. On the very same day, her little sister Kylie posed for a selfie on Instagram in the silver version.
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Since then, the Jenners have been seen wearing Bottega Veneta’s drop earrings over and over again. After all, the bulbous silhouette feels a bit more timeless than any actual trend. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Bella Hadid are also trendsetters who might have influenced a few eager shoppers to immediately hit add to cart.
But those stars aren’t the only reason why these teardrop gems are so special. “They are a runway piece,” Waller goes on to explain. “So I believe they would have caught the attention of quite a lot of people when they were first spotted there.” Back in February, the beloved earrings made their debut appearance on the runway in Matthieu Blazy’s very first collection for the fashion house.

Below, take a closer look at how some of your favorite stars have been sporting the on-trend jewelry piece.
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Pre-Fall 2023 Trends: Skipping Ahead

Pre-Fall 2023 Trends: Skipping Ahead

Cruise is in store, and spring 2023 will soon follow. But for designers on the never-ending collections treadmill, it’s time for pre-fall, the collection that sits on shop floors the longest. No wonder designers are sticking with trans-seasonal wardrobing, with key trends so far including minimalism, ’90s slip dressing, a new take on denim, and the modernized preppy polo shirt.
Here, WWD breaks down the top four trends of the season across the luxury and contemporary markets so far.


Minimalism’s omnipresence abounds. Sharply constructed sartorial ensembles and a neutral, sometimes monochromatic palette of purist white, grays and black resonated as a key choice, as seen from Thom Browne, R13’s Chris Leba, Nili Lotan, Norma Kamali and more. Similarly, the ubiquitous white shirt, as seen from Carolina Herrera to MM6, is a prominent layer for the season, at times becoming the core message, as well.

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Suiting is also given the summer twist, while upholding minimalist codes in streamlined blazers paired with shorts from the short-short to Bermuda length.

Denim 2.0

Canadian tuxedos are reinvented for pre-fall to include a multitude of washes and shades (as seen from Ulla Johnson and Chanel), painterly finishes (from R13) and utility accents (à la 3.1 Phillip Lim). Styles ranged from the more DIY-inspired from Dsquared2 and RtA to the streamlined and sharp from Chloé, Victoria Beckham and Givenchy. After a spring season full of ’90s boxy cuts and baggy silhouettes, pre-fall’s denim styles offer a more classic, straight silhouette to carry through fall.

Slip Dressing

Nineties nostalgia permeates the pre-fall season, and the slipdress is back as a top trend. Designers are offering the look for day, à la lingerie-inspired styles with lace details and short hemlines, as well as for evening in elongated silhouettes with dressier finishes. The variety of color and fabrications of the vast assortment makes slip dressing one of the most dimensional trends so far.


The preppy look has been making a slow and steady return, popping up once again with the most iconic of preppy items: the polo shirt. The new take includes elongated styles, like Proenza Schouler’s column dress version; knit layers, from Chloé and Etro; the quintessential sporty polo, like Adeam’s white tennis style, and classic polo silhouettes with luxe oversized buttons.

Other preppy messages from pre-fall include pastel colors and plaid patterns — both perfect to provide the finishing touch to this American lifestyle trend.  

Why Glistening, Molten Fashion is Stealing the Scene This Season

Why Glistening, Molten Fashion is Stealing the Scene This Season

Serena Williams in Balenciaga for Vogue World
Serena Williams stepped off the court and onto the runway to open Vogue World in New York in September, she did so in a lustrous custom Balenciaga tank dress and cape, the shining silver laminated jersey emphasizing her every powerful step. And who better to espouse one of the season’s most exciting trends than the tennis legend who always changed the game? As Qatar steps into the global limelight this month, it seems only fitting to celebrate with a new take on glimmering fashion.
More liquid than sparkling, shiny lamé shapes and molds to the wearer in an ode to movement and modernity. It’s a look that works particularly well with silver – less gaudy than gold, the hue evokes mercurial qualities fit for both elegance and celebration. “In fashion, silver screams young, ultra-modern, and avant garde, especially with its bold metallic and reflective features,” says Qatari designer Yasmin Mansour, who founded her eponymous luxury womenswear brand in 2014. “It can easily elevate any look, making it more revolutionary and youthful.” This spirit of innovation was on show on the recent catwalks, with Fendi, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Valentino morphing 21st-century shine into offbeat silhouettes. Think of Nicole Kidman wowing the crowds at Paris Couture Week in a liquid look at Balenciaga, her star power complementing her sweeping silver gown, or Sandra Oh at this year’s SAG Awards in a tiered Carolina Herrera dress. At the Emmys, Quinta Brunson’s custom Dolce & Gabbana gown pooled at her feet like bronze lava, while on the Cannes red carpet, Maria Borges stunned in a crimson Ashi Studio gown, its subtle shimmer reflected in her strappy silver sandals.
Nicole Kidman for Balenciaga
Less obvious than glitter but more eye-catching than matte, shine is deceptively simple, yet unabashedly glamorous. It crackles with vitality and lures in all eyes. Doha-based designer Hend Al Rumaihi, who creates luxury modest wear under her Hend Rumaihi label, thinks striking silver is a strong statement if done in a tasteful way. “It’s a dynamic color that represents a creative and futuristic take in the fashion world,” she says. Unlike its gaudier cousins sequins and glitter, glossy lamé isn’t readily associated with pomp and parties, which means it hasn’t oversaturated the visual consciousness. It still holds the same futuristic appeal it’s had since humans first looked up at the gleaming moon, bringing to mind modernity, innovation, and forward-moving energy. Says Al Rumaihi, “It offers a new element, while giving a unique touch of light.” Polished metallics have the uncanny ability to look fresh yet fluid, especially when used in unconventional combinations or shapes. Also at Cannes, Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dior Couture updated flowing gold by pairing it with sheer ecru and a red lip, while Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu wore a Maison Rabih Kayrouz top and skirt in subtly shining black leather, updated to resemble more screen siren than biker babe. Proving that gleam suits utilitarian shapes as well as evening wear, Léa Seydoux stepped out in burnished gold Louis Vuitton shorts and matching knee-high boots at the Toronto film festival.
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While liquid shine has distinct futuristic connotations, lamé fabric can trace its history back 4 000 years to the Middle East. Royals in ancient Assyria wore fabrics woven with thin gold and silver threads, giving it a regal shimmer. It eventually made its way to Europe, where it was embraced by the nobility and called “cloth of gold.” Fast-forward to the 20th century and the flappers of the Roaring Twenties, who reinvigorated the glossy fabric for their decadent parties. It stayed a favorite throughout the decades, creating icons along the way – witness Marilyn Monroe dipped in a gold gown by William Travilla in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). Lustrous shine’s associations with Hollywood continued delivering such dazzling looks as Leslie Caron in Gigi (1958) and Sigourney Weaver in Ghostbusters (1984). These days, however, it is no longer precious metals being used to create sheen, but synthetic materials or colored aluminum. The thread is covered with plastic for strength before being woven into reams of fabric. Designers return to it season after season, always reinventing molten luminosity in new ways. For her second Skims swimwear collection, Kim Kardashian introduced sleek rose gold, silver, and gold pieces that look almost melded to the body.
Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Haya Al Adsani, the designer behind Qatari brand Harlienz – one of the first brands from the state to show at New York Fashion Week – incorporated subtly shimmering silver into her latest collection because it’s “a cool tone that resembles sophistication, elegance, and glamour,” she says. “It catches the attention, especially when used in an abaya.” Al Rumaihi agrees, suggesting that a hint of shine can elevate any outfit. “Don’t be afraid to make it fun and creative – that’s what fashion is about, after all,” she shares.
Originally published in the November 2022 issue of Vogue Arabia
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The Trend: Summer Linen

The Trend: Summer Linen

Looking to beat the summer heat in style? Across men’s and women’s fashion, linen dressing proves both fashionable and breezy thanks to the lightweight fabrication’s quick-drying properties.
On the spring 2022 runways, luxury brands like Peter Do and Brunello Cucinelli proposed tailored styles in the material, while Jacquemus, Chloé and Gabriela Hearst displayed versatile linen wardrobing through lightweight topcoats and breezy occasionwear — perfect for outdoor summer weddings.
Trickling down to the contemporary markets, online and brick-and-mortar retailers like Shopbop, Ssense, Urban Outfitters and more are proposing layerable linen styles from myriad designers for easy end-of-summer dressing. For instance, Ukrainian loungewear label Sleeper employs the material across fluid frocks (also hinting at the popular TikTok “Coastal Grandmother” trend), loungewear pajamas and playful jumpsuits.

Elsewhere, camp and safari shirts can be seen across men’s and women’s styles from Mira Mikati and Rhude, while transitional jackets and easy yet sophisticated button-ups were spotted at Stone Island and The Frankie Shop. The contemporary market offers the trend from head to toe, as in pale pink men’s shorts from swimwear label Onia, graphic floral pants from Saturdays NYC, and a dress-up-or-down beige top and ankle-length skirt from La Kasha.
Whether dressing in head-to-toe linen or looking to add a versatile layer to a look, these fresh takes on linen apparel provide an approach that is equally sophisticated, easy and timeless. In addition, tonal accessories — like Aire’s tortoise sunglasses or APC’s linen bucket bag — and artisanal raffia accessories, as seen from hat brand Lack of Color and jewelry label Shashi, complete the hot-weather-approved style.

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