By Jenny B. Davis
Fashion shows are fun to watch, but have you ever wondered who would wear these styles? This season, the answer is clear: you. It’s never been easier to incorporate designer style into your spring wardrobe. You can buy a complete look directly from the designer, add select pieces to your wardrobe or draw inspiration from the latest looks to accent what you already own. Here are favorite trends that will transform the everyday into runway.
BLUE AND SILVER
New York-based Tory Burch’s New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer ’23 show incorporated blue and silver, two of the season’s top trends. Go head-to-toe with this runway-inspired look or adopt a tiny touch of Tory’s vibe, like these chic mismatched and marbleized glass and resin bead earrings ($248). And if you loved the brand’s bestselling Reva ballet flats back in the day, you’ll need the house’s update on that classic, the Claire Ballet ($248). They’re available in myriad colors including silver.
Tory Burch The Shops at Clearfork, 5162 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, toryburch.com
Buying any piece from the Gucci Spring/Summer ’23 collection means owning a bit of fashion history. Presented during Milan Fashion Week, the show was titled “Twinsburg” and featured 68 identical twins holding hands as they walked the runway in identical looks. The show also marked creative director Alessandro Michele’s last for the house — they parted ways in November. For a wearable, wonderful accent that incorporates the season’s love of clever embellishment, statement sunglasses always ensure a bright fashion future. Find Gucci shades locally at the brand’s Clearfork boutique and at Adair Eyewear and Malouf’s.
Adair Eyewear 3550 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, adaireyewear.com
Gucci The Shops at Clearfork, 5174 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, gucci.com
Malouf’s Southlake Town Square, 190 State St., maloufs.com
Harlem-based designer Byron Lars celebrated the joy and vitality of the storied New York neighborhood through his Spring/Summer ’23 collection for In Earnest, the label he co-founded in 2020. Among the dramatic displays on the runway were looks that incorporated the sheer trend, which can be easily adapted for the real world. Control exposure with a sheer topper like In Earnest’s oversized striped blouse ($262.50) worn over a cami or try a piece that incorporates sheer accents like transparent paneling. inearnestofficial.com
LONGER HEMLINES AND CUTOUT DETAILING
Taiwanese high-end performance brand oqLiq showed at London Fashion Week, and designers Chi Hong and Orbit Lin drew inspiration for their Spring/Summer show from confidence and culture. The collection was in step with two of the season’s biggest trends: longer hemlines and cutout detailing. Longer hemlines also graced the runway at Louis Vuitton’s Women’s Cruise ’23 show, held in Dallas at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. oqliq.com
Kevan Hall, the Los Angeles-based designer, is perhaps best known for his red carpet couture (and for dressing many a client for the Oscars), but his womenswear is equally eye-catching on the New York Fashion Week runway. Hall called his Spring/Summer ’23 collection “Hotelito” after the boutique hotel in Todos Santos, Mexico, that inspired a vibrant palette of fuchsia, persimmon, violet, blue and yellow. Several looks reflected the season’s monochromatic color direction, including this dramatic head-to-toe yellow sequined jumpsuit accented with — bonus trend alert! — cargo pockets ($3,000). kevanhalldesigns.com