Here are the highlights of this New York Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2023 collections. There is always something new happening at NYFW, and to keep you in the loop, Style Canada attended both in-person and digital shows to bring to you the most iconic events and trends that happened this time.
This New York Fashion Week had over 109 designers that presented their collections. The schedule started with Proenza and finished with Tom Ford. Tommy Hilfiger returned to the runway and hosted the “See Now Buy Now” live-streamed to the global Roblox community.
We also experienced Fendi’s runway show celebrating the design house’s 25th anniversary of its iconic Baguette bag with Linda Evangelista, her first show after 15 years.
Without further ado, keep reading to discover all the details and exciting moments of NYWF Spring/Summer with us!
Proenza Schouler Show
Presented its latest collection at the early 20th-century Beaux-Arts building with waterfalls cascading down from the walls, giving us an intense mood for the clothes displayed on the runway.
The collection featured more sheer looks and skin-baring designs. On the runway, we could see many crocheted total looks in sand tones, fringed blouses and dresses, two-piece sets of flared pants and a blazer or blouse in colours black and yellow, and golden skirts predominating the show.
Rebecca Minkoff Show
This collection was inspired by New York’s Downtown girl, demonstrating the transition from the city landscape to the jungle. The predominating looks were based on street style, and white all denim looks, with silver details as studs, all over the design. In the show, we could also see details on the pants and shorts, such as rips and sequins.
The handbags carried the same style as the clothes, with silver details and white colour predominating the designs. “ Each SS/23 silhouette encapsulates Minoff’s desire to create pieces that embody 21st-century femininity in all its multidimensionality.”(Minkoff, Rebecca, Sept. 2022). Check out the following images of the show!
Prabal Gurung Show
Inspired by the ones who are demonized because they are not understood in terms of genders, colours, places and values. (Gurung, Prabal, 2022). The collection was ruled by wash denim in corsetry and couture details, silks for an effortless effect, neon colours, and sheer tulle revealing more skin and celebrating bodies. (Gurung, Prabal, 2022)
Ella Emhoff, Kamala Harris’s stepdaughter, became the show’s icon, wearing a diaphanous green scarf top that revealed her breast and full midriff.
Sergio Hudson Show
“The inspiration behind the collection began with Prince and The New Power Generation and the sheer confidence and artistry of the era.” (Hudson, Sergio, 2022). Always with the desire to make women feel sexy and powerful. The runway was predominated by cocktail dresses and shawl collar coats in colour-blocking designs, polka dot prints, and pieces in cobalt blue, terracotta, chartreuse and royal purple.
Andrew Kwon Show
He debuted his eveningwear collection using mannequins and live models at the Baccarat Hotel. He was inspired by his earliest memories of a Chanel No.5 commercial with Nicole Kidman. His SS23 consists of intricate fabrics and features 3D florals as Andrew Kwon’s signature. The footwear of the runway was in charge of Manolo Blahnik.(Kwon, Andrew, Sept. 2022)
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Fendi Baguette, the runway was enlighted by the presence of Linda Evangelista, her first show after 15 years. In the collection, we could see leather windbreakers with colour-blocked front chest plackets, bomber jackets, cargo pants and car coats with exterior zip detailing. Also, “Fendi Roma” logo shirts, military boots decorated with shimmery details and two-toned sports jackets.(HypeBeast, Sept. 2022)
Tommy Hilfiger Show
Tommy Hilfiger celebrated his return to New York Fashion Week, including models like Lila Moss. Hosted the “See Now Buy Now” live-streamed to the global Roblox community. His collection was inspired by Andy Warhol’s art. “This season is all about the collision of my favourite archival inspirations with new live event concepts and virtual worlds.” (Hilfiger, Tommy, Sept. 2022) The clothes’ style was creative and funny, including floral prints mixed with colours and textures, in oversized and relaxed looks.
The collection was designed and presented by Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim. The story of the collection was the corsetry and sheer petticoats. We can see that a strong trend next Spring/summer will be sheer clothes. An interesting fact is that they are also creative directors of Oscar de la Renta, and this time they decided to blend the style of both brands. “The undergarments of Oscar became the garments of Monse,” Fernando said. (Vogue Runway, 2022)
It is important to mention that the price of the entrance to this show was a donation to City Harvest, a food rescue organization. Scroll down for more details and pictures.
KUON Show by Shinichiro Ishibashi
His inspiration came from his memories of going to the beach when he was a child. In the show, we could see that all the oversized shape is still a trend; make sure you apply this trend in shorts, blazers, blouses, trousers, and sweaters. The runway was predominated by neutral colours and fun details like green pastel socks, lilac scarves, and patched denim.
Overall, the looks were inspiring relaxation, freshness, and comfort. The black loafers with socks trend we are watching for this fall season will still be until next spring/summer, and an all-denim look will always be a good idea.
Also, we will still have wide-leg trousers, cargo pants, monochromatic outfits, and the return of oversized polo shirts. The fabrics used reflected a touch of freshness and comfort with their “flowy” effect.
Last modified: September 19, 2022