We’ve watched the latest NYFW spring/summer 2024 shows, here’s what we’ve loved so far.
Although autumn has only just begun, the New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2024 presentations are already in full force, looking ahead to the spring/summer of next year. Fashion operates on a six-month cycle, and although retailers carry what we need for the here and now, designers, fashion editors, stylists, and influencers are preoccupied with future trends.
There’s no need to panic if you’re only starting to understand the autumn/winter fashion trends for 2023. According to our fashion crystal ball, fashion is constantly working six months ahead, and September marks the beginning of a month of fashion shows throughout the world. Although the official spring/summer 2024 presentations began in August with Copenhagen Fashion Week, New York is regarded as one of the most important.
New York Fashion Week brings together top American clothing brands and renowned fashion names, presenting a preview of what’s to come next spring. Through a series of mesmerising runway shows and presentations, the event offers an exciting exploration of the latest fashion and accessory trends.
Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have revealed the Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2024 collection. This season, their collection made a striking debut at Phillips’s Park Avenue headquarters, a non-traditional runway location that added an intriguing element to the show.
McCollough explained, “After finishing the fall show, we immediately knew we wanted to carry on its spirit.” He further expressed the desire to build upon the foundation of the previous season’s board of women and explore similar ideas within a spring context. This commitment to continuity was evident in the way the Fall and Spring collections engaged in a dialogue with each other.
The Proenza Schouler collection showcased a harmonious blend of the ordinary and extraordinary. Simple yet statement-making, bleached straight-leg jeans and a black leather coat with trailing straps, reminiscent of equestrian wear, demonstrated the brand’s dedication to simplicity with a touch of uniqueness. The Spring Summer 2024 collection marks a departure from the trend-driven fashion industry, embracing a more understated and refined approach while staying true to the brand’s distinctive style.
Prabal Gurung unveiled his Spring/Summer 2024 collection at Roosevelt Island during New York Fashion Week. The collection was deeply inspired by his recent trip to India, where he had the opportunity to spend time with his family, including his grandmother.
Gurung’s designs seamlessly combined elements from his native Nepal and India, resulting in a collection that exuded femininity with a global flair. The pieces showcased a vibrant and diverse palette of colours, incorporating fluid fabrics alongside contemporary Western elements such as blazers and tailored trousers.
The runway show presented a range of styles, including dhoti pants, breezy dresses, and jackets adorned with fringes. Each garment exuded a chic and effortlessly wearable vibe, showcasing Gurung’s unique vision and cultural influences.
Dion Lee’s signature ethos mashes up utilitarian codes with a subversive, sexy mindset. For his spring collection, the designer said he further explored this narrative by “playing around with tool shed corsetry.” “I’m quite rough when I like to pin things, cut things up and collage them together. It was a cut-and-paste of a lot of ideas that I’ve kind of been working into over my whole career,” he said of his naive, fashionable approach to industrial language.
Ralph Lauren’s return to the official New York Fashion Week calendar with his Spring/Summer 2024 show was highly anticipated. On September 8, Lauren’s comeback took place in a modest warehouse located at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Inside the venue underwent a breathtaking transformation into a rustic artist’s loft, adorned with glistening chandeliers, draping canvas, and wooden textures. It provided a wealthy and charming setting for Lauren’s idyllic silhouettes, which beautifully contrasted with the pastoral backdrop.
According to Lauren, his Spring 2024 women’s collection embodies a new kind of romance – cool and sophisticated. The line sought to celebrate personal style through timeless classics rather than conforming to fleeting trends. The collection showcased artistic faded denim followed by painterly floral prints, with glamorous black and gold dresses exuding a luxurious shine that remained true to Lauren’s iconic Americana aesthetic.
Coach’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection commemorates Creative Director Stuart Vevers’ 10-year milestone and embraces a slightly different and more provocative approach. The brand makes a bold statement with leather, lace, and sheer knits taking centre stage, showcasing a prevailing trend of sheer dresses on the runways, red carpets, and streets. This trend is set to continue into the upcoming spring season, as models confidently strutted down the runway in sheer dresses layered over neutral undergarments.
The collection cleverly blurs the line between nightwear and outerwear, presenting lace dresses that could easily transition from lingerie to a stylish outfit for a night out. In terms of styling, the “less is more” mantra takes precedence, with many looks embracing the no-pants trend. With meticulous attention to detail, the collection features double-layered bags, heart-shaped sunglasses, and whimsical pendants featuring dinosaurs and arachnids, injecting an extra dose of coolness and playfulness.