NYFW Is Almost Back. Here's All The Details On The Fall/winter 2023 Shows

February is the month of love for romantic partners, and for fashion lovers, it's also the ultimate month. New York Fashion Week will soon open its doors and welcome fashion consumers for the fall/winter 2023 collections. Not only is New York Fashion Week the gathering place for fashion, but it marks the start of Fashion Month. Immediately after NYFW, the fashion world goes across the pond for an entire month dedicated to the newest fashion trends. According to FashionWeekOnline, the rest of February will include London Fashion Week from February 17-21, Milan Fashion Week from February 21-27, and end with Paris Fashion Week from February 27- March 3. 

While every fashion week includes key designers to look out for, New York Fashion Week always brings some of the most sought-after designers. This February, designers will showcase their interpretations for fall/winter 2023. In recent years, NYFW has become the birthplace of many trends, making it interesting to see which trends designers will uphold and which will slowly deteriorate. Besides the on-the-runway trends, NYFW is known for showcasing the street style of influencers, fashion editors, and fashion industry members. Regardless of where you look, NYFW is the perfect time to catch new inspiration and get the first scoop into what trends we should expect in 2023.

Key shows to watch

For those looking to see the latest trends, New York Fashion Week will run from February 9-15. After much speculation, the Council of Fashion Designers of America released its official schedule, which holds plenty of key shows. For NYFW fall/winter 2023, there will again be a mix of in-person presentations, live streams, and digital-only presentations. Since shows were canceled in 2020 due to global lockdowns and social distancing, many designers have adopted live streams and digital presentations as another way to present their designs. While many prefer the in-person experience, there's no denying that digital presentations give consumers more access to the fashion world. While NYFW is a global event, the American Collections, which showcase the best of American fashion, will be shown from February 10-15.

Even though all the scheduled fashion shows are worthy of a look, there are a few designers you need to keep an extra close eye on. Opening the American Collections, Rodarte is the perfect way to start Fashion Week. During last year's fall/winter collection, Rodarte showcased their designs with the help of young stars like actresses Camila Mendes and Mandy Moore (via WWD). Carolina Herrera, a staple of American fashion, will showcase on February 13. Also showing on February 13 are Coach, Tory Burch, and LaQuan Smith. On Valentine's Day, some key shows include Brandon Maxwell, Gabriela Hearst, Thom Browne, and Altuzarra. Closing out NYFW are two of the most iconic shows, Michael Kors and Badgley Mischka.

Trends to look out for

Although it's hard to predict what designers will present, some trends are already looking to be huge. As divisive as it is, Y2K is here to stay. Consumers can expect designers to lean into the trend much more for fall/winter 2023. Vanity Stories explains items like cargo pants and denim skirts will continue to grow in popularity in 2023. While we are used to seeing these items in a certain way, fall and winter will force designers to showcase these '90s staples in new ways to fit into the modern world. As trends continue to evolve, more designers will move from the early '90s into the early 2000s. While this period might not bring back the best fashion memories, there are pieces designers will highlight this fashion week, which include midi lengths, and low-rise and bootcut jeans.

Brunette from Wall Street adds that other eras will see more focus this Fashion Week than before. Trends like rave fashion and mini-lengths will be highlighted by designers. As the fashion world embraces bold and extravagant style, expect sequins, feathers, fringe, and velvet for fall/winter 2023. There's no better way to head into the unknown than by pulling out all the fashion stops. 

The mini-trend will continue into the fall/winter 2023 seasons as designers embrace layers. Last Fashion Week, designers explored socks with heels as a trend. This Fashion Week will see more tights and stockings underneath mini-length pieces as a trend.