The Trend Report: Fall/Winter Womenswear 2023

Discover and source collections on The Folklore Connect, featuring the leading womenswear trends seen on the fall/winter 2023 runways.

Utility Style

Many designers opted for fastenings with buttons and zippers, placing them front and center instead of keeping them hidden for functionality.

Nine to Five

In the spirit of reinvention, this season’s runways were filled with reimagined tailoring in a wide range of colors. Some blazers were cropped, others were double-breasted, and many more were brought in around the waist with belts. In true workwear fashion, most blazers were presented as matching sets with coordinating separates paired together.

Pleats Please

Pleats found themselves worked into mid-length skirts, leather minis and long sleeves this fashion season. Whether flowing in soft fabrics or solid when crafted from a structured material, pleats add a stylish, three-dimensional element to a look and bring movement to garments as they move with the wearer.

Mesh & Crochet

Crochet and mesh have been around for a while, and it appears that they are officially here to stay. Many FW23 looks incorporated sheer elements to varying degrees.

Ruffle Arrival

Ruffles may just be the “it” trend of the FW23 collections. Expect to see ruffle details as small adornments on clothes, as well as fully fleshed-out pieces.

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