And just like that, fashion month has come to a close. If you’re thinking that it feels like this season has lasted for a year, then you’re not alone. The sheer number of shows that toured all four fashion capitals this fall/winter 2023 season seemed to be its highest yet.
Even though New York, London, and Milan all gave us plenty to talk about, Paris remains the pinnacle of the industry with some of the most highly anticipated shows of the whole month. We eagerly awaited what the runways at Miu Miu, Loewe, Saint Laurent, and more would bring, and now that Paris Fashion Week has officially ended, it’s time to sit down and discuss everything we just witnessed.
The overall mood in Paris was one of everyday wearability, with an emphasis on refined and ultra-polished takes on wardrobe-building staples like tailored coats, sharp blazers and tights. But this season also embraces the weird and un-chic. At Miu Miu, models paraded down the runway with disheveled bedheads, and many went sans pants entirely. At Loewe, silk dresses were screen-printed with trompe l’oeil designs that looked like completely different garments.
Fall ’23 in Paris also ushered in Schiaparelli’s first ready-to-wear collection under the direction of Daniel Roseberry, and the designer brought his couture-level craftsmanship to the space. At Vivienne Westwood, designer Andreas Kronthaler lent the late visionary a moving tribute. The first looks at fall are already exciting us, and below, you’ll find the seven most important trends to know about now.