Every season brings forth new styles and influences. We turned to the students of our Diploma in Fashion Design course to come up with the top fashion design trends for 2023. There were so many to list. But we picked one each for the three categories of theme, fabrics, and colour. Here, they are:
Sustainable fashion is the theme:
Students highlighted the growing importance of sustainable and ethical practices in the fashion industry. This trend encompasses eco-friendly materials, ethical production processes, and a focus on reducing the environmental impact of clothing. As the threat of climate change is looming large, minimizing the negative impact of fashion and textile on the environment has no doubt become both urgent as well as appealing.
Airy fabrics are in vogue:
Lightweight and breathable fabrics gained weight – more so, as flowing and loose-fitting silhouettes mark the latest trend. Plus, airy fabrics, such as cotton, linen, and chiffon, tend to have a soft texture, providing a comfortable and relaxed feel against the skin. These fabrics are often versatile and can be used for a variety of clothing items such as dresses, blouses, shirts, and skirts. They are suitable for both casual and formal occasions, offering a stylish and effortless look.
Earthy and muted tones make lasting impacts:
As they make timeless appeal, people tend to prefer earthy and subdued colour palettes the most. Think warm browns, deep greens, rustic oranges, and subdued neutrals, and how they evoke a sense of cosiness! These colours have a calming effect and can create a refined and polished look. They can be particularly appealing for those who prefer a more minimalist and timeless aesthetic.
These popular choices – along with the factors influencing fashion enthusiasts, also reflect a larger shift towards a more sustainable lifestyle, natural aesthetics, and greater freedom of movement.