October 28, 2023
The Spring/Summer 2024 fashion season delivered a whirlwind of style and creativity on the runways. From the shimmering allure of metallics to the vibrant energy of primary colors, this season was a playground of fresh ideas and bold choices.
Paris Fashion Week, the grand finale of the fashion calendar, was particularly memorable. It witnessed the dawn of new eras with debut creative directors at Gucci and Tom Ford, while designers like Daniel Lee at Burberry and Harris Reed at Nina Ricci continued to shape their unique narratives. The season was charged with transformation and excitement, not only because of these creative shifts but also due to the remarkable garments on display. The runway was a canvas for the exploration of modern femininity and reimagined approaches to 9-to-5 dressing, sprinkled with a generous dose of teeny-tiny shorts.
One of the standout trends was the revival of femininity with a ‘90s twist. Designers incorporated organza, lace, pastels, and ballet references into their collections. The result? Pieces that exude a romantic and sultry charm, such as semi-sheer lace maxis, lace-trimmed slips, and organza gowns with a playful nod to innerwear as outerwear. Notable showcases included Khaite’s voluminous silk blouses and sheer organza dresses in New York, and Carolina Herrera’s sensual take on eventwear with sheer white tulle and black lace midi skirts in London.
To incorporate these trends into your wardrobe, consider Gucci’s lace skirt paired with a silky blouse or Khaite’s black lace camisole beneath tonal tailoring. If you’re aiming for versatility, the ruffled chiffon dresses from Reformation and Acne Studios can effortlessly transition from festive parties to summer weddings. In summary, the Spring/Summer 2024 season embraced a fusion of modern femininity and contemporary elegance, offering fashion enthusiasts a rich palette of styles to experiment with.
Be bold and go for metallics
SS24 runways shimmered with metallics. Versace featured pastel chainmail maxis, while Gabriela Hearst showcased silvery maxi dresses at her eponymous label and Chloé. Tom Ford's debut by Peter Hawkins exuded glamour with champagne fringed dresses and gold suits. Gucci's crystal cage-embellished bags promise to be Instagram favorites. To add a touch of shine to your winter wardrobe, consider Gucci's 'Horsebit' shoulder bag in silver. Dries Van Noten's silver knitted midi skirt pairs well with a gray cashmere rollneck. Simkhai's 'Valentina' sequined lace midi dress can transition from holiday parties with a blazer and boots to summer with sandals. Explore the allure of metallics this season.
Draw color inspo from Bauhaus artists
For SS24, designers drew inspiration from primary colors like the Bauhaus artists, Wassily Kandinsky and Josef Albers. Bold shades are in vogue. Ferragamo embraced vivid bottle green, while Alexander McQueen featured striking blood-red. Cobalt blue made a comeback at JW Anderson, Proenza Schouler, Givenchy, and more. Emilia Wickstead introduced Riviera-inspired zesty yellow and orange. Elevate your winter wardrobe with vibrant knitwear from Loewe, Simkhai, or Guest In Residence. Or make a statement with a primary-colored gown from Et Ochs or Roksanda at your next black-tie event.
Embrace the power of bold hues this season.
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