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 be wearing first. To further examine the collections and uncover the top trends and key buys, we spoke with insiders at some of the biggest fashion retailers. Fueled by data on the pieces they will be investing in for the season ahead, they have a unique perspective on the direction fashion is taking this fall and the shopping items that will be landing 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 told Who What Wear. “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 truly ready-to-wear pieces growing, but this mood is continuing into next season. Moda Operandi’s chief merchant, April Hennig, provided further proof, explaining, “We are seeing a shift in refined wardrobing. 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 that are set to be big next season. Here, see the top fall 2023 trends and key buys to know for the season ahead.