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NYFW: Trends for Your Spring/Summer Wardrobe

Anna Lopacinski

Anna Lopacinski

Anna Lopacinski is a freshman majoring in Mass Communications: Digital Journalism. Fun fact, her favorite hobby is crocheting while watching movies and she’s an embarrassingly active Letterboxd user.

It is that time of the year again, as fashion designers from around the world bring their Spring/Summer 2024 designs to New York Fashion Week. From September 7th to September 13th, models took to the runway to show new designs. This year’s shows focused on mixing authenticity with the maximalism that the audience knows to be luxury fashion, getting back to the root of “everyone can wear this, but still look chic” clothing. Out of all the brilliant designs seen on the runway this year, these five trends are predicted to make a splash in everyone’s spring/summer wardrobes. 

Ribbons/Bows

The childlike accessory has been seen taking social media by storm and isn’t stopping at the runways. Mirror Palais incorporated bows into many designs, embracing the newly popular “ballet core” aesthetics. Some looks included bows in the hair, on the shoes, as neckties and even as print designs on a shirt.

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Courtsey of Michael Kors SS24

Sheer and Lacy

The trend of wearing almost transparent clothing out-and-about has already been taken off on social media, and it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Michael Kors took the lead on this trend with a floral lace twist. The runway featured black and white lace dresses with two pieces that left little to the imagination. 

Ralph Lauren reinvents romanticism at New York Fashion Week - HIGHXTAR.
Courtsey of Ralph Lauren SS24

Golden Metallics

Next summer, designers are encouraging people to shine like the sun itself. Designers, like Ralph Lauren, are showing that gold is quickly replacing the metallic silver that we are used to seeing on the previous runways. 

Courtesy of Christian Siriano SS24

1920s Throwback

Like most trends, they cycle from previous years. The 1920s are making their comeback with a drop waist (waistline appearing at the hips rather than the waist) silhouette, seen in Christian Siriano’s collection.

Courtesy of Etro SS24

Chunky Earrings

We have seen chunky earrings gain popularity earlier this month with the Bottega Veneta Drop Earrings, and we are seeing it again on and off the runway at New York Fashion Week. Etro was among many of the shows to bring these statement pieces to life, but the new jewelry trend was also seen on many attendees of the shows as well.