Every time I write these posts I think the same thing…How can the last few months have gone so fast that it’s already time for another trend post?? Well here we are and it’s time for Sewing inspiration from Spring Trends ‘23.
If you’re new here, welcome! These posts are a bi-annual tradition on Dream Cut Sew and they usually tend to prove pretty popular. I always enjoy putting them together even though they take me a bit of extra time than my usual posts and I always feel really inspired after writing them.
And for my friends in the Southern Hemisphere here is my Autumn/Winter post from a few months back
I personally like to keep fairly modern with my style and whilst I’m certainly not driven to wear all the trends I always find something each season that appeals to me. As always this post is meant purely to inspire. Take from it what you will and if you want to add something on trend to your wardrobe…well you may already find it there and it could be as simple as trying out a new colour combination, or adding a new accessory.
So with that in mind let’s delve into the new season…
Most countries have been experiencing some sort of recession, so given that slowdown, for some designers, it meant that there was an emphasis on styles with more longevity. Trends from last season are still around but tweaked and updated to provide this longevity too. In fact, over the last few years, it’s becoming obvious that we’re no longer going to see trends changing dramatically with each new season.
As always Pantone released a selection of colours for the new season and these tend to feature strongly in many runway shows and will ultimately filter down to the high street fashions.
This quote from the Pantone website sums up the feelings that the colours evoke:
“… colours for Spring/Summer 2023 New York reflects how our experience of the past few years has influenced our relationship with colour. Embracing a fearless approach that ranges from chaos to quiet, we strive forward with a colour palette that celebrates newfound freedom and the excitement of trying something new. Colours and colour combinations that lend themselves to experimentation and quirky contrasts highlight our desire for individualism encouraging us to express ourselves in unexpected ways.”
There is a similar sentiment around the London Pantone range too.
I think we are going to be seeing some unusual and different colour combinations which could be fun.
New York Fashion Week Pantone Colours
London Fashion Week Pantone Colours
The Gargantuum List Of Spring Trends
Next up are many of the trends which popped up on the runways.
- Purple hues
- Tassel details and fringing
- Lace and laser-cut fabrics
- Frothy chiffon and feathery details
- Sunshine yellow
- Sports luxe(more polished than just leggings and hoodie…think silky joggers and luxe bomber jackets)
- Bubble hems
- Ruffles (again??)
- Florals (no surprise here)
- Underwear-type styles (corsets, sheers, silky dresses)
- Bow details
- Pastel blues
- Pink tones (this one carries on from last year)
- Statement stripes
- Leather items
- Goth glamour
- Pockets please (lots of pockets on everything, especially cargo pockets)
- Y2K denim (slouchy looks)
- Silver (sequins, lurex etc.)
- Sharp suiting
- Heart motifs
- Low rise waists
- Hooded dresses
- Chain detailing
- Pom pom embellishments
- Maxi skirts
- Oversized blazers
- Dropped waistlines on dresses.
- Supersized bags
- Ballet flats
- Shoes with architectural details
- Colourful shoes
- Rose motifs in brooches, bracelets, chokers etc.
- Silver jewellery
- Bucket hats
- Opera gloves
- Teddy bear bags
- Ankle socks
- Multi-pocketed bum bags (fanny packs)
Runway Inspiration From Spring Trends ’23
As usual, I sourced some runway images that highlight several of the trends on my list. The names of each designer under the images link to the rest of their collection.
Sewing Pattern Ideas
Here are a few sewing pattern suggestions that could be used to interpret some of the trends mentioned in this post. Click/tap the pattern name or number under each image to go to the relevant website.
And there we have it. If you made it to the end without getting stuck down a rabbit hole of runway or pattern images from the many links…bravo!
I hope you enjoyed this trawl through the trends and perhaps feel a bit inspired for the new season. I bet some of you already have a pattern or two and some fabric that might suit some of the trends if you feel like trying them or maybe there’s already something in your wardrobe that you can style differently. Let me know in the comments.
Thanks for reading, see you soon!
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