ne thing unquestionable about the Milan Fashion Week runway and street style is that it’s going to give unapologetic ultra-chic trends. This year was no different as exciting Italian fashion trends splattered the runways from Bottega Veneta to Gucci, MM6 Maison Margiela, Bally, Fendi, and other luxurious brands. These pacesetters surely gave a glimpse of what we can expect in the upcoming seasons. No doubt, the eclectic coordinations are enough reason to relive MFW 2023.
Check out 10 trends from MFW 2023 that are sure to cause a sensation…
#1. Embellishment overload
Following MFW 2023, the style streets of the city have been ablaze with a stunning display of exaggerated adornments. Designers indulged in luxurious garnishes on their garments, using crystals, sequins, feathers, and leaf-shaped fabrics to create a mesmerizing effect. Thanks to the Milan Fashion Week projections, we look forward to seeing sequin bodysuits worn with wide-leg pants, crystal-embellished pantsuits, feathery sweaters, and elevated maxi skirts—all infused in our closets.
Drapes have taken center stage in fashion. It’s no surprise the MFW runway had drapes injected into any piece this season. The fashion frontlines explored the fluidity of various fabrics to create dramatic and ethereal looks. These getups embody the spirit of haute couture in wearable fashion. We expect to see more draped dresses, skirts, and blouses in circulation this season.
#3. Interesting prints
Wild animal prints, geometric prints, and asymmetrical prints are also expected to blossom, particularly during the SS23 season. On the runway, we saw standout pieces such as coats and blazers with bold prints from Gucci, Ferragamo animal prints fur coats, as well as whimsical print cutout gowns from Moschino and Fendi. These prints offer both classic and modern styles, leaving fashion enthusiasts spoiled for choice.
#4. Unique accessorizing
Another of the top trends from MFW 2023 is accessories. Unique and versatile accessories will forever be an attraction of the City of Style. Signature handbags have become a fashion statement. The handbags come in various silhouettes and sizes. For instance, Moschino top handle bags and clutches, Prada triangle bags, and Ferragamo tote bags seemed like predominant choices.
Another accessory that stood out was the sunnies. Sunglasses are the ultimate accessory for any outfit. At MFW 2023, Gucci showcased various shades in distinct shapes, frames, and lenses. These next-to-perfect assortments make it harder to find the perfect pair.
Finally, chunky necklaces stole the show, making striking appearances on the runway. Bottega Veneta and Dolce & Gabbana featured models clad in solid necklaces, which added sophistication to the looks.
The stunning display of tulles in minis, gowns, and blouses revealed a captivating blend of refinement and modernity. Undoubtedly, this influence from the runway will easily shape this year’s fashion trends. It’s safe to say tulle minis stole the show at MFW thanks to their playful and glamorous vibe, making them the obvious picks.
Gowns and blouses weren’t left out of the fashion soiree. They were also a notable feature on the runway, with designers showcasing their artistry by creating exquisite pieces which symbolize elegance and luxury. These pieces were nothing short of breathtaking, with intricate detailing, beautiful embroidery, and shimmering embellishments.
#6. Elevated leather
Sky-high leather boots, leather coats, and pants that graced the fashion week will have a significant influence on this year’s fashion scene. The lofty boots add an air of confidence and power to any outfit. Meanwhile, the leather coats and pants provide a sleek and polished look that is both edgy and chic. I hope to see more black glossy leather pants and suede coats from Ferragamo, and of course, Gucci’s signature belts and platform heels.
Leggings have come a long way from their humble beginnings as athletic wear. Their popularity during MFW 2023 was a clear indication that this trend will continue to influence fashion this year. And why not? We all love these comfy pieces of clothing. To create a personalized rendition, think wide-leg, glossy, shimmery, and pantyhose leggings that claimed first place on the runway, and style to suit your taste. These beauties are already a favorite for every style girl.
#8. Earthy tones
Fashion powerhouses like Alberta Ferretti showcased collections that redefined earthy tones like brown and olive, using them unexpectedly in a way that added depth to their designs. One of the reasons earthy tones are set to trend this year is their versatility. The coats and maxi gowns are warm and comforting, making them perfect for cozy autumn and winter looks, but they can also be fresh options suitable for spring and summer.
#9. Androgynous style
Gender-neutral suits, oversized blazers, straight-leg trousers, and sleek button-down shirts in mostly black, white, and gray shades have been embraced by designers who choose to create styles that don’t conform to traditional gender norms. At MFW 2023, the runways reenacted the impact of fluidity in fashion.
#10. Luxe textures
Velvet, silk, and sheer have always been in the highs and lows of the fashion world, but it seems they have established mainstay status, especially for sheer. These luxurious variations will make a major comeback in the coming seasons. Silk blazer dresses from Loewe are predicted to make the year’s rounds of notable fashion statements, and sheer gowns from Dolce and Gabbana are still a solid hit in 2023.
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