The latest collections and the best trends you need to see, from Tory Burch and Rodarte to Dion Lee.
Fashion Week returns to New York from February 10 to 15, 2023! A week where fashion houses and designers unveil the new ready-to-wear trends for the Fall-Winter 2023-2024 season. And if the last few days have shown us anything, it’s that this year’s fashion week has been lively and vivid, with many impressive designs and amazing creations. Iconic houses, renowned designers, and rising fashion stars vibrated loud and fast in the New York capital. From brands such as Tory Burch, and LaQuan Smith to Rodarte, the eye-catching and in-person lineup of designer shows concluded this week, and there was no shortage of glamorous moments.
For instance, Rodarte threw down the gauntlet with over-the-top drama. The brand set the scene with silver banquet tables overflowing with fruit and glitter-covered chandeliers. Models wore gothic fairy-inspired garments, ranging from moody all-black dresses to winged metallic gowns, making for an ideally fantastical backdrop in grand ‘Wednesday Addams’ style. Christian Siriano was inspired by “Audrey Hepburn’s rose garden at midnight,” while LaQuan Smith threw business casual out the window for fall/winter 2023, as the inimitable New York-based label offered a heightened sensuality while Smith fused a schoolgirl aesthetic with a dominatrix sensibility. The evening continued with transformational themes, from Collina Strada’s playful presentation of models-turned-animals to Dion Lee’s avant-garde club-kid look.
Below, we rounded up everything you need to see from these collections. From Rodarte’s Black Swan-inspired collection to LaQuan Smith’s dazzling Hollywood glamour, we present the fall/winter 2023 runway highlights.
Tory Burch’s latest Fall-Winter 2023 collection was all about embracing imperfections and breaking traditional stereotypes of feminine beauty. The creative designer mixed strong outerwear and tailoring with lingerie and feminine knits. “I’m fascinated about how women today have been liberated from a preconceived concept of beauty,” the designer said during a preview. During the runway show, we could see models wearing oversized suiting with padding, dresses with lapels, slouchy sweaters, oversized trousers, and more.
For this Fall-Winter 2023 season, Christian Siriano took Audrey Hepburn as his inspiring muse for his latest collection. The creative designer showcased an entire collection paying homage to the lady’s style and glamour that characterises the multifaceted actress and model. Throughout the collection, we could see Chic Little Black Dresses, statement hats, floral motifs, tulle gowns, and statement prints.
The most awaited fashion show, the LaQuan Smith, took place this year during New York Fashion Week, showcasing a sexy, sultry and incredible collection. Sheer everything was the key inspiration for the label. We could see models walking on the runway and wearing sheer dresses, dramatic cut-outs, latex and catsuits. “This collection has a little bit more of an elevated sophistication,” Smith said at a preview at his Long Island City studio. “The LaQuan Smith woman is growing, and she’s incorporating these sexy elements she finds here in all aspects of her life,” he added.
Fashion label Rodarte unveiled its latest Fall-Winter 2023 collection during New York Fashion Week. Dark romance and the gothic eveningwear were the key inspirations for the brand, nodding to the hype surrounding Netflix’s latest hit, Wednesday. The brand showcased long black gowns with exaggerated sleeves, black veils, ballgowns, gothic make-up, caped dresses, and more.
Dion Lee’s Fall-Winter 2023 collection was all about high-end party pieces. For the season, the brand showcased an incredible collection, embracing the club scene once again, with top-to-toe sequins, sheer pieces, and plenty of clingy dresses. Entitled “Second Skin”, the designer also referenced literal interpretations of snakeskin, shedding and scales on his designs, as seen in leather jackets, skirts, and trousers.