The inspiration for the Rodarte Fall 2023 show was gothic fairies, featuring long bell sleeves, lace details, black eye makeup, cobweb knits, choker necklaces, and black velvet. Kate and Laura Mulleavy told Vogue that their mother was a huge inspiration when creating this collection, as she provided watercolor illustrations that inspired many of their dresses.
The main theme in the Coach show was buttery, rich leather. They used recycled leather from their factories to create patchwork pieces like coats, skirts, jackets and shorts. The American born fashion house has gained the reputation of being “America’s house of leather” because of their high quality leather pieces. In addition to their leather heavy looks, Coach lightened the collection with sheer dresses and distressed knits.
3. Tory Burch
Tory Burch was a brand to watch this year, slowly stepping out of their trademark conservative modest style, and adding some more daring pieces. The collection consisted of scarlet red, deep v-necklines, and bustier inspired dresses, a new look for the fashion label. One look to remember was the black silk corset dress Emily Ratajkowski wore to close the show. It’s safe to say Tory Burch fans were surprised at the designer's new direction.
4. Thom Browne
Oversized blazers are nothing new in the fashion world, but we love Browne’s take on the classic gray suit. He uses traditional patterns and colors while contrasting with asymmetrical silhouettes. His boxy lines cross gender norms to create an androgynous look.
5. Prabal Gurung
One of the main themes in the Prabal Gurung show were butterflies, of course designed in scarlet red, the color of the season. Gurung told Vogue that he was inspired by a retreat he attended where he came face to face with a butterfly. He said in this collection he wanted to create a connection between western and eastern styles of dressing. We love all of these looks, especially the black and white speckled coat.
6. Alexander Wang
Lace and scarlet red continue in the Alexander Wang Fall 2023 collection. This line features ruffled sheer necklines, lace detailing, floor length fringe, snakeskin, and sweetheart necklines. This collection from Wang emulates passion, power, and romance. Dark eye makeup and minimalist jewelry allow for more focus on the outfit.
7. Puppets & Puppets