The fashion world descended upon New York City, London, Milan and soon, Paris, to watch the many runway shows and presentations for the SS24 season. While fashion trends for the upcoming Fall/Winter season are all rooted in wearability and functionality, the collections have other plans for next spring.
Models graced countless walks embracing fashion-forward looks – all crafted in unique and head-turning ways. Many designers have even found ways to incorporate multiple trends highlighted here into one look on the runways.
Ahead, take a look at some of the biggest Spring/Summer 2024 trends that you may need to add to your wardrobe in time for the seasons.
Metallics have never looked so luxurious. At Ralph Lauren, models wore loose-fitting gold-dipped dresses and separates that featured lots of molten movement. Elsewhere, designers like Prabal Gurung used clever textures to make metallics come alive.
Sheer is back and better than ever, baby. Designers like Christian Siriano and Coach swapped basic mesh and simple open knits for playful patterns and intricate lace.
If you’re one for a dramatic look, the exaggerated, puffed-up sleeves seen at Christian Siriano, Carolina Herrera and Advisry are sure to speak to your soul. Even Khaite, known for its minimalist, sleek silhouettes, leaned into the balloon-sleeve effect.
The dropped waist gives way to sleek, extended torsos. An elegant expression when applied to Roksanda’s floor-sweeping frocks. More playful iterations could be found elsewhere, including in Richard Quinn’s British tea-length dress in which the waistline darts out dramatically.
Tiny tube tops
The tubular style makes its way back to the catwalk. Worn with low-slung trousers at Mowalola and Fashion East or with a prim and proper skirt at Molly Goddard, the tiny tube top showed us its multiple personalities this season.
Groundbreaking, really. Hardly a collection has gone by without a floral touch, but these aren’t your typical floral prints. Long-stem roses are in full bloom this season, with Grace Ling presenting a two-piece set with a metal rose connecting a bandeau and a skirt. For a more cutesy and nostalgic effect, Sandy Liang boasts a dress featuring an attachment of a silk long-stem rose.
Designers like JW Anderson, Mains and Holzweiler have got you covered with oversized and double-breasted pieces to spice up your style during the transitional period from chillier temperatures to warm and sunny afternoons. A no-fuss approach to smart tailoring that’s both country club-ready and impossibly cool.
Barbiecore pink has been replaced by a saturated shade of lilac. This pastel tone of purple hit the runways by way of lace sets at Carolina Herrera, belted trench coats at Michael Kors and silk skirts at Staud.