When we talk about luxury clothing, we are referring to everything that includes the elite pieces of clothing that are part of haute couture, in other words, high fashion.
We are talking about exclusive and expensive collections, handcrafted and tailored by the major designers of the world and presented during the Fashion Week which takes place twice a year (between January and February and between September and October) in the major fashion capitals: Milan, Paris, London and New York. This fashion industry event is very important because it allows fashion houses to present the latest collections, but at the same time it allows customers to have an insight into new trends.
And it is precisely from the catwalks that the latest trends in luxury clothing arrive: for winter 2023-2024, the garments in question will focus on the concept of eclecticism and individuality, in a mix of classicism and modernity.
In this article, let's see what the luxury fashion trends are, what is new and what is confirmed for the colder season.
Luxury clothing: the trend colors of the fall/winter season 23/24
The Fall-Winter 2023/2024 Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris have declared what colors will mark the trends and the luxury looks of this season.
Red is definitely the color that dominated the catwalks, easily matched and elegant in every nuance, but also other warm shades will be in the spotlight, such as brown, purple, magenta and green.
There is also a place for more saturated notes that give luxury garments a more rigorous and sober spirit; among the alternatives to total black are grey and midnight blue, but also white and nude, symbols of a new, less extravagant sensuality. The big new entry? The metal effect, made with sequins, leather or PVC, for armor looks perfect for important events and cool evenings.
Luxury apparel: the hottest items of the season
Luxury clothing for winter 2023-2024 has one great certainty: the return of the 80s double breasted blazer with a deep neckline and padded epaulettes, for elegance with an extra touch of class. To complete the look, no shirt or blouse: here come sleek tank tops with cropped sleeves, in the classic white ribbed version, or thin, almost see-through wool T-shirts.
Among the models shown on the catwalk, we saw the outerwear of the season, which is the leather trench coat, in a black, toe-length version, as well as the more classic and timeless women's coat, a symbol of impeccable elegance and an iconic winter garment. Alongside these two, we also find the maxi coat, a garment with important proportions to be sported in both elegant and casual settings.
The vest will also have new life in the funny knit version declined in very short, asymmetrical and richly patterned models. The skirt, for next winter, will be full-length, midi, with a clear Fifties reference and very precious, to be combined with the basic crew-neck sweater, defined as the essential piece that cannot be missing in the seasonal wardrobe.
Obviously, the classic must-haves of the season will also be the little black dresses, reinterpreted in a contemporary key; green light to lace and luxury dresses with feather inserts or covered in sequins, in patent leather or total leather, perfect for those who feel like daring more.
Absolute novelty will be bangs, the undisputed trend of the winter, with designers dredging up this trend from the 1920s and proposing dramatic dresses and wavy outfits.
Finally, among the diktats of luxury women's fashion is a new rule: tailoring. Therefore, creativity is put at the service of a new philosophy, still close to luxury, but more oriented toward sobriety and quality of fabrics, materials, finishes and constructions.
"Quiet Luxury": the new concept of luxury
There is a new trend that is going crazy among the stars and attracting more and more fashion houses: it is called Quiet Luxury and it means discreet and unostentatious elegance. A luxury fashion that does not play on visible logos and highly visible patterns or branding, but focuses everything on the exclusivity of fabrics, materials and the excellence of sartorial cut.A new conception of luxury in fashion with the Maison's visual codes defining the identity of luxury clothing and making it recognizable through extremely valuable garments capable of lasting and remaining current season after season.
Discreet yet luxurious looks with extremely simple garments that focus everything on chic minimalism and exclusivity.