Diverse Trends in the Spring-Summer 2023 Collections Jonathan Anderson and Prada lean towards the innocence of children, focusing on playfulness and boyish fashion proportions. Baggy jeans and long shorts make a comeback as Fendi and Alyx aim to capture the carefree essence of California kids in the 90s. Canadian tuxedos take on new and quirky pairings, with designers confidently layering jackets over jackets and pants over pants.
Some designers opt for a sporty style. Martine Rose, Ahluwalia, and Emporio Armani bring tracksuits to the forefront, while Marine Serre injects dynamism with fitness-inspired outfits. Renowned athletes like Russell Westbrook, Dwayne Wade, and Kyle Kuzma grace the front row at these fashion shows. The new shape of masculinity doesn’t narrow its focus but aims to encompass all.
Bold and Practical Trends in the Spring-Summer 2023 Collections Childhood Inspiration Current global trends show a universal desire to reclaim one’s youth. Designers like Ernest W. Baker, Hed Mayner, Egonlab, and Sacai explore school uniform-inspired outfits. Jonathan Anderson incorporates playful elements like bike handles and skateboards, while Prada cleverly incorporates their logo through cracked gingham patterns.
Suit Style without a Dress Shirt Every season, designers strive to reinvent suits. If the Fall-Winter season focused on broad shoulders and narrow waists, Spring-Summer is the time to leave the dress shirt at home. Comfortable, chest-cut jackets dominate this season’s runways, featured in collections from Versace to Amiri, Ahluwalia to Moschino.
Cravat Speaking of formalwear, the unexpected accessory of the season is the cravat. It seems we’ve spent too long avoiding classic accessories. However, this is not your father’s cravat. MSGM styles double cravats on the runway, KidSuper introduces oversized cravats, and Hedi Slimane shrinks the cravat at Celine.
Baggy Bermuda shorts, baggy jeans, and cargo pants are standout designs this season as designers pursue the dreams of 90s California skateboarders.
Dynamic Sportswear After days of home workouts due to the pandemic, it’s time to return to the gym. This serves as inspiration for Marine Serre, Saul Nash, and Lowe in their collections this season.
Mesh Fabric Mesh fabric, derived from ethylene, has made its way into the Spring 2023 collections. From mesh fabrics at Celine and Amiri to knitwear at Lazoschmidl and Lukhanyo Mdingi, spring is the time to let everything breathe.
Patchwork Sustainability is a key focus in today’s context, and patchwork style has become a prominent trend both on and off the runway. From Marine Serre and Children of the Discordance’s patched bandanas to Kiko Kostadinov and Yohji Yamamoto’s layered patches, designers are bringing back this timeless trend.
Double Jackets There are times when you can’t decide which jacket to wear or which pants go best with your top. Now you don’t have to choose. With Hermès, Y/Project, Dior Men, and more, designers and stylists have doubled everything this season, presenting double jackets and double pants to create a fresh look.
Denim We all love a Canadian tuxedo. While head-to-toe denim was a hit last season, this time it’s all about reinterpreting and remixing. Casablanca takes inspiration from the Wild West with cowboy shirts and chaps-style shoes, while Glenn Martens reimagines at Y/Project.