But let’s take it back a step and talk about the trends, as the spring/summer 2024 runways told a tale of opposing halves. On the one hand, designers like Erdem, Acne Studios and Versace adopted a no-holds-barred approach to romance, adorning garments with frills, lace and embellishments and fashioning coquettish silhouettes from cinched waists and pencil skirts. But alongside the fun-filled collections, labels like The Row, Hermès and Bottega Veneta focused on wardrobe fundamentals like tailored trousers, oversized shirts and trench coats.
If we’ve learned anything, it’s that we don’t have to pick a side. Even the most minimalist dressers have a magpie streak, and those with a dramatic fashion sense still need the basics to build their looks around. Needless to say, it’s all very exciting, but imagining runway looks working in “real life” can be a challenge. So, I’ve collated some examples of how influencers are already styling 2024’s leading trends. Did I mention we’re excited?