We’ve already taken a deep dive into the biggest trends of the fall/winter 2023 collections and polled our editors on which they will wear first. Now we’re speaking with insiders at some of the biggest fashion retailers to examine the collections and uncover top trends and key buys. Fueled by data on the pieces they’ll invest in for the season ahead, they have a unique perspective on what direction fashion is taking this fall and the items that will land in stores.
So where is fashion headed for fall 2023? “There was a great sense of wearability to this season’s collections, proving effortless and understated luxury is the future of dressing,” Net-a-Porter Market Director Libby Page says. “We know our customers will continue to have an appetite for classic, minimal wardrobe essentials but also experiment with seasonal trends.” We’ve already seen demand for ready-to-wear pieces growing, but this mood is continuing into next season, according to Page.
April Hennig, Moda Operandi’s chief merchant, also notes a change in how people are dressing. “We are seeing a shift in refined wardrobing,” she says. “As women return to dressing for their day-to-day post-pandemic lives, fashion is transitioning out of pure fantasy and into reality.”
MyTheresa’s VP of fashion buying, Tiffany Hsu, had a similar interpretation of the collections, calling out maxi silhouettes and a return to tailoring. She also mentioned buzzy and impactful accessories like the furry shoes set to be big next season. Here, see the top fall 2023 trends and key buys for the season ahead.