Featured Posts

To top
15 Dec

Pre-Fall 2023 Trends: Skipping Ahead

Skipping Ahead

Skipping Ahead Cruise is in store, and spring 2023 will soon follow. But for designers on the never-ending collections treadmill, it’s time for pre-fall, the gathering that sits on shop floors the longest.

No wonder designers are sticking with trans-seasonal wardrobing, with key trends up to now including minimalism, ’90s slip dressing, a latest tackle denim, and the modernized preppy polo shirt.

Here, WWD breaks down the highest 4 trends of the season across the posh and contemporary markets up to now.


Minimalism’s omnipresence abounds. Sharply constructed sartorial ensembles and a neutral, sometimes monochromatic palette of purist white, grays and black resonated as a key selection, as seen from Thom Browne,

R13’s Chris Leba, Nili Lotan, Norma Kamali and more. Similarly, the ever present white shirt, as seen from Carolina Herrera to MM6, is a outstanding layer for the season, at times becoming the core message, as well.

Suiting can be given the summer twist, while upholding minimalist codes in streamlined blazers paired with shorts from the short-short to Bermuda length.

Denim 2.0

Canadian tuxedos are reinvented for pre-fall to incorporate a large number of washes and shades (as seen from Ulla Johnson and Chanel), painterly finishes (from R13) and utility accents (à la 3.1 Phillip Lim).

Styles ranged from the more DIY-inspired from Dsquared2 and RtA to the streamlined and sharp from Chloé, Victoria Beckham and Givenchy. After a spring season stuffed with ’90s boxy cuts and baggy silhouettes, pre-fall’s denim styles offer a more classic, straight silhouette to hold through fall.

Slip Dressing

Nineties nostalgia permeates the pre-fall season, and the slipdress is back as a top trend. Designers are offering the search for day, à la lingerie-inspired styles with lace details and short hemlines, in addition to for evening in elongated silhouettes with dressier finishes.

The range of color and fabrications of the vast assortment makes slip dressing some of the dimensional trends up to now.


The preppy look has been making a slow and regular return, popping up once more with probably the most iconic of preppy items: the polo shirt. The brand new take includes elongated styles, like Proenza Schouler’s column dress version;

knit layers, from Chloé and Etro; the quintessential sporty polo, like Adeam’s white tennis style, and classic polo silhouettes with luxe oversized buttons.

Other preppy messages from pre-fall include pastel colours and plaid patterns — each perfect to offer the of entirety to this American lifestyle trend.

Recommended Products

Beauty Tips
No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.