Spotted at: (L-R) Coperni, Victoria Beckham & Acne Studios – as well as at Valentino, Stella McCartney, Gabriel Hearst, Michael Kors, Prada, Dior, Christopher Esber, Ermanno Scervino & Christian Siriano.
4. HIGH-RISE TROUSERS
Low-slung waists have been all over trend reports for several seasons now, but – and I can almost hear that sigh of relief from the millennials among us – it’s time to revisit the high-rise. In fact, if you subscribe to Loewe way of thinking, only the super-high-rise will do. Perfect for everything from officewear to dinners, date night to days out, the high-rise rule can be splashed out across your entire trouser repertoire whether you’re wearing jeans, sweats or tailoring. Invest in a great, timeless belt to elevate the look.
Spotted at: (L-R) Loewe, Moschino & Rokh – as well as at Philosophy de Lorenzo Serafini, Alaia, Chanel, 3.1 Philip Lim & Hermès.
5. ELEVATED SPORTSWEAR
Gone are the days when sportswear was reserved solely for sporting activities. In what is likely something of a hangover from the pandemic’s lockdown aesthetic of daily loungewear, sportswear staples have slowly been infiltrating our everyday wardrobes of late – but never more so than for spring 2024. Hooded sweatshirts are now supersize and have taken the place of casual day dresses, zip-up track-tops in monochrome are the perfect pairing piece for your favourite denim, and cropped leggings – somewhat reminiscent of the 60s pedal pusher – are a bona fide look to pair with heeled pumps. Comfort dressing? You don’t have to tell us twice.
Spotted at: (L-R) Gucci, JW Anderson & Johanna Parv – as well as at Miu Miu & Louis Vuitton.
6. COMING UP ROSES
Florals… For spring… We know what you’re thinking. But before you go all Miranda Priestly on us, listen up. We’re not talking any old florals. This trend is strictly all about roses. Endless designers promoted the world’s most traditionally romantic stem on their spring/summer runways, with Simone Rocha, as ever, going one step further by incorporating real roses within many of her stunning, sheer gowns. Whether you go quite that far is up to you, but if you’re in a floral fashion mood this spring be sure to keep things strictly rosy.
Spotted at: (L-R) Richard Quinn, Alexander McQueen & Simone Rocha – as well as at Balmain, Christian Cowan, Zimmermann & Givenchy.
Christmas, and with it party season, may well now be behind us, but it seems that that’s no reason to pack away the wardrobe. In fact, metallics will serve you and your outfits well for months to come as golds and silvers look set to be one of the hottest colour trends of 2024. Of course this trend lends itself most comfortably to eveningwear, but with Miu Miu and Rabanne offering up perfect dressed-down iterations with clever layering there’s no excuse to skip this trend come spring.
Spotted at: (L-R) Miu Miu, Prabal Gurung & Rabanne – as well as at Roksanda, Alexander McQueen, Ralph Lauren, Courreges, Nina Ricci & Chloé.
8. MODERN BRIDE
While my own bridal era may now be behind me (sending love and strength to those of you planning yours right now!), I’ll always have at least one keen eye on upcoming bridal trends. It’s one of the most fun fashion moments of many of our lives, after all. For 2024 things are looking particularly contemporary, with dropped waists, XXL hip padding and oversized sleeves proving the most popular silhouettes.
Spotted at: (L-R) Vivienne Westwood, Acne Studios & Richard Quinn – as well as at Ermanno Scervino & Simone Rocha.
9. SHORT SHORTS
If you’ve kept even half an eye on the celebrity fashion circuit over recent weeks, you won’t be surprised by this final trend. Micro shorts – you know, the ones that border on knickers – have been having a real moment ever since these looks hit the runway, with everyone from Kendall Jenner to Beyoncé joining the street style set in trialing the trend. Of course, they take a certain amount of courage – and warm weather – to pull off, what with them leaving almost half of your body exposed. To dip a more tentative toe in the trend, make like Alexander McQueen and pair yours with thigh high boots for that little bit more coverage.
Spotted at: (L-R) Isabel Marant, Alexander McQueen & Prada – as well as at Gucci, Hermès, Mu Miu & Nina Ricci.