WE will see out-there trends in 2023, says Fashion Director Tracey Lea Sayer, who highlights some and rates them out of ten for wearability . . .
FIGHTING TALK: Designers sent armies of models out fighting on their Spring/Summer 2023 runways.
Designers sent armies of models kitted in military patch pockets stuck all over cargo pantsCredit: Brunello Cucinelli
Perhaps it is the political climate, the public unrest or just the fact designers are being inspired by recyclingCredit: Getty
Massive military patch pockets were stuck all over cargo pants, flying suits and mini-skirts.
This trend is one of my faves.
I won’t be wearing the catwalk crop tops with my cargo pants this time around, but give me an oversized white shirt, a boxy jacket and a pair of heels teamed with a pair of slouchy cargos for next season and I’ll be ready for anything 2023 can throw at me.
FEELING BLUE: Denim never dates.
And it’s time to – quite literally – rip up the rule book and revamp your old jeans for 2023, because denim will be deconstructed beyond recognition.
Patch-worked into Frankenstein-esque creations the humble pair of jeans will be re-imagined into fitted dresses, denim jackets and hipster skirts.
I am going to take a pair of scissors to my old jeans to create my own catwalk creation.
HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU PUNK: The tartan kilts, slogan T-shirts and deconstructed knits that first aired on Vivienne Westwood’s runways back in the 70s will be back again next season.
Perhaps it is the political climate, the public unrest or just the fact designers are being inspired by recycling . . . but grungy items will be hitting stores by you next year.
My advice? Don’t buy new, make your own.
SHEER DELIGHT: Peek-a-boo dresses, sexy corsets and frilly nighties might have given a bit of va-va-voom to the runways, but I am not sure they will cut it on the school run.
Still, you can take elements of this trend and wear them on special occasions.
For a date night, I will be layering a sheer blouse over a body with a pair of wide trousers for just a hint of what lies beneath.
CUT OUT ’N’ KEEP: This trend is still going strong into 2023.
Dresses held together with tiny strings, precariously placed cut-outs and thigh-high splits ruled the runways.
I am going to leave this one to my daughter.
At my age all those draughty cut-outs leave me feeling a bit cold.
FOREVER FASHION: Whenever recession hits there is a return to “Forever fashion”.
Muted palettes, clean tailoring and forever pieces from brands like The Frankie Shop and MaxMara, are my go-to for inspo on how to do this trend perfectly.
My mum has just handed her old MaxMara coat down to me.
It is over 30 years old and still looks as good today as when she first wore it.
That is my kind of style.