As the leaves continue to fall and the temps begin to plunge, it might feel strange to be thinking about spring. The good news is that on the runways at this year’s New York Fashion Week S24, designers hinted that fashion will be making an almost seamless transition between seasons without too many extremes.
The September 2023 NYFW highlights were layered with substantial textures, playful decadence, asymmetry, monochrome color, and neutrals, with blue standing out at the season’s most unlikely hue. Some prints were created as a single piece, while others were a tapestry of metallics, denim, sheer fabric, and leather.
While last year’s fashion trends were still rooted in loungewear and functionality, the spring ‘24 collections are ushering in a return to stepping out and having fun.
On the color front, designers embraced bold color blocking, monochromatic dressing, pint-sized blazers and bomber jackets, and vibrant silver metallics. As the warmer weather approaches, fashionistas can also expect ultra-feminine details like ballet core tulle, oversized petals, vintage-inspired corsetry, and leggings making a comeback, with high-low dressing trending across the style board.
So whether you're looking to plan ahead for next year or you want to start incorporating spring trends into your wardrobe now, we've taken the best of the NYFW runway shows and brought you the looks, colors, and styling choices you can warm up to even as the temperatures drop.
If you haven’t had enough of viral aesthetics like coquette and quiet luxury, you're in luck. Designers are offering a “today” spin on “yesterday’s” trends, proving that self-expression is alive, well, and poised to take a dominant role into 2024. From unapologetically dramatic silhouettes and new twists on jackets and kimonos, all the moments that lit up the star-studded shows are sure to inspire shoppers to start planning ahead, even before the holidays are upon us.
Below are our favorite fashion trends from New York Fashion Week S24.
Singing the Blues
From show to show, it was hard to see a collection that didn’t sing shades of blue. The cool color tone gets a warm makeover for spring/summer 2024 with designers like Proenza Schouler and Collina Strada taking an ethereal approach with light blue and draped dresses. Others like LaPointe took the edgier path with leather jackets and sequined suits in midnight blue.
L2R’s newest collections are leading the charge with zero-waste denim bombers, upcycled patchwork midi skirts, and eco-conscious sets that work effortlessly from season-to-season, making sustainability one trend that’s not going anywhere.
Fashion’s fascination with hyper-femininity has taken many forms, but nothing captures it as well as the coquette aesthetic. An explosion of bows, lace, and all things girly, coquette shares its whimsy with other viral trends,like balletcore, cottagecore, and of course, Barbiecore.
Wth designers continuing to lean into nostalgic elegance with ruffles, corsets, and rosette chokers, the shows revealed a pushing of the boundaries, incorporating tailoring and bold silhouettes into the mix.
Sheer is the trend that just won't quit, and in Spring ‘24, it'll be back and better than ever. For spring 2024, the sheer trend will still be going strong with a version for everyone. Whether you prefer to make a bold statement with visible undergarments or a hint of sheer, the see-through movement will remain very visible as we head into the new season.
With an emergence of vivid shades like neon green, yellow, and Barbie pink ever present throughout 2023, color blocking had a major moment on the NYFW runways. From L2R’s quilted jackets and minis to Ralph Lauren’s hue-shifting plaids the collections are debuting screaming colors in the most unlikely combinations.
If you're obsessed with the scarlet aesthetic, you're in luck, as vivid shades of red will have staying power as spring approaches with the September shows throwing shade in even more fresh takes. From Kim Shui’s sequins and Coach scarlet leather to asymmetrical evening wear at Palomo Spain and statement pieces from Brandon Maxwell and Altuzarra, there’s one thing for sure—scarlett is still red-hot.
Traditionally associated with ancient Japanese history, renewed interest in the kimono has given the garment a new lease on life as a modern silk statement piece.
Drawing influence from the textiles and silhouettes of the Japanese kimono, designers are paying homage to the traditional garb, adapting and transforming the garment with contemporary approaches.
L2R’s kaftan collection features an array of patterns and colors that should never be packed away i cold storage as this is one important piece that will remain as hot in the warm weather as it’s been in the fall.
Here Comes the Sun
There’s always a bit of brightness splashed across the spring and summer color wheel, but in 2024, one of the standout shades, in a full spectrum of shade variations, is yellow. The zesty lemon at Prabal Gurung, rich buttercup at Helmut Lang, and ultra-bright neon at Coach all tell a yellow story that will speak spring in an unabashedly way.
Floral motifs, a trend spotted on NYFW's most eye-catching silhouettes, bloomed on kimonos, dresses and separates. From oversized rosettes to scaled-down flowers, Son Jung Wan, Christian Siriano, and L2R are all about femininity and delicacy.
Studs are popping up everywhere from bomber jackets and vests to maxi denim skirts. L2R’s take on the bomber jacket features an array of colored denims with star-studded embellishments.
Bomber jackets are back and better than ever. Designers like L2R the Label and Tibi infused the throwback silhouette jacket style with color, clean necklines, and smaller pockets. Pairing them with pleated skirts to faux leather pants.
Vest Red Animal Print with Majorelle Midi Skirt in Blue Denim
The denim midi skirt remains a powerful piece this spring, stitched it up a notch with patchwork, panels, fringe, studs, and lace. The L2R Denim Skirt story begins with the Majorelle Midi Skirt in an array of blues, blacks, greens, purples, and browns, highlighted by gold buttons that can be worn open or closed, revealing as much leg as the day takes you.
A combined embodiment of high end fashion and streetwear edge, the Majorelle Midi takes forever beloved denim and elevates it with luxurious details. Paired with a sleeveless bomber jacket, the Upcycled Skirt makes a statement that says hello to spring.
As the bespoke and zero movements grow, so does the appeal of uniquely handcrafted and rare wearable pieces either through successful vintage finds or commissioned creations. Spring expects to be one of the most wearable-packed seasons so far, loaded with a renewed appreciation for thoughtful skill, craft, and artistry.
L2R is one of the most uniquely creative up-and-coming brands that feature one-of-a-kind rarities like this Embellished Blazer in light blue denim that speak to everything the zero-waste movement is all about.
With all eyes focusing on the special stitching, weavings, and dyes of these magnificent pieces, wearable art is expected to be the biggest trend of 2024.
Not only do these bespoke brands support local artisans, but they are helping to catapult the slow fashion sustainably moving forward into the stratosphere. Never letting a stitch of fabric or a thread go to waste, look to L2R for more wearable art masterpieces in the seasons to come.
Linen's popularity won't see a wrinkle as it remains one of spring's favorite fabrics. Its ability to look fabulous with other natural fabrics such as cotton, denim, silk, and wool, linen is the relaxed but sophisticated can't-be-without wardrobe essential for spring and summer.
Though the oversized tote is not going anywhere for spring/summer 2024, if you find yourself not wanting to carry your entire life on your arm, designers like Tibi and L2R are embracing the belt bag en masse. Not your mother’s fanny pack, the runways called for elevated versions in leather, denim, and embellished metallic accents.
Big Belts Are Back
We like big belts and so did the designers at NYFW. From waist-cinching statement belts to the more traditional leather pieces, big belts were front and center once again on the runway.