Fashionista: The Spring 2024 collections at New York Fashion Week had something for everyone, from colorful knitwear to novelty handbags to protective layers to just damn beautiful clothes. But even with so many ideas and themes being explored throughout days of back-to-back runway shows, presentations and press previews, there are a handful of common threads between designers’ visions for next season.
Ahead, discover the seven biggest Spring 2024 trends to come out of the New York Fashion Week presentations.
Dhani called it last month: We’re in the midst of a capri pant renaissance, first suggested by trend-setting brands like Jacquemus and Versace (with an assist from Dua Lipa), now confirmed by the New York Fashion Week Spring 2024 runways. And given the influential labels that are co-signing it for the new season — Mirror Palais and Sandy Liang, most notably — it’s all the more likely the silhouette will only get more pervasive.
The season’s off-the-shoulder neckline has an asymmetric, laissez-faire attitude, with a slouched-sleeve fit — like you shrugged off one of your straps and can’t be bothered to put it back in its place — seen at shows like Rosie Assoulin, Tory Burch, Alejandra Alonso Rojas and more.
CINCHED DROP WAISTS
Designers seemed to be in agreement about the dress silhouette for spring — and it’s a little more involved than a shift or A-line. On the Spring 2024 runways, we saw many, many drop waists, coming out of tightly cinched bodices, creating an hourglass shape on the models. It’s a versatile look, as evidenced by the variations in style (long versus short, casual versus formal, cotton versus lace) across the collections.
In addition to white (once again, sorry to spillers), we also spotted plenty of pale purple shades in the New York collections for Spring 2024. Wes Gordon’s Carolina Herrera used the more muted hue on a silky, calf-grazing dress and on a floral lace; Staud featured it on a ballgown skirt and on a trench, and Colin Locascio incorporated it into some of his brand’s crochet pieces.
Dyed, acid-washed, spliced with metallic fabric — spring’s denim is about everything but the basics, as decided by Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schouler, Who Decides War, Retrofête, Aknvas, Brandon Maxwell and other brands spicing up jeans with a more-is-more mentality.
There’s a lot of white in the Spring 2024 collections coming out of New York, and it’s most often seen in suiting, both traditional and less so (think sleeveless blazer with trousers, or jacket and skirt), in pure white and various creamy shades.
At this point, corsets aren’t exactly new on the runway — for years now, designers have embraced and reimagined the restrictive garment into something that feels modern, even transgressive. For Spring 2024, brands are borrowing from it even more, this time honing in on the lacing, as both a functional element and a decorative one — even on hairstyles, like at Christian Siriano’s show.