Trends from the Fall/Winter 2022-23 global catwalks are highlighted in Trendsstop’s FashionUnited. Accessories for the coming season build on these themes by focusing on quality and handiwork, with a creative and inventive approach that reflects client demand for well-considered design. Accessories combine vintage allusions, ecologically beneficial concepts, and comfort-factor in a hopeful, forward-thinking way.
Designers are experimenting with sustainable materials, upcycling vintage finds, and creating new ways to wear existing silhouettes. This season’s accessories are all about creativity and individuality, with a focus on quality over quantity. Here are some of the key trends to keep an eye out for:
2. Sustainable Materials
3. Creative Silhouettes
4. Quality Over Quantity
5. Comfort-Driven Design
Vintage-Inspired: Designers are looking to the past for inspiration this season, with many collections featuring vintage-inspired pieces. These designs often incorporate sustainable materials and construction techniques, as well as creative silhouettes that give a nod to classic styles. Designers adapt classic, thoughtful designs from the past and combine them with modern construction and technology to create contemporary vintage pieces. Refined, beautiful forms with smooth surfaces are made using the finest quality materials, with just a few artisanal touches. Attention to detail and craftsmanship are emphasized, as well as clever design changes that appeal to today’s buyer.
Sustainable Materials: With an increasing focus on sustainability, many designers are experimenting with sustainable materials this season. These include recycled plastics, organic cotton, and bamboo. Some brands are even upcycling vintage finds to create one-of-a-kind pieces with a modern twist. New accessories, like the ones shown here, are repurposing waste materials and components in innovative ways. Belt buckles become earrings, leather jackets are converted into day bags, and utilitarian outerwear items that cannot be worn in their original form become useful hood/scarf hybrids as a result of this inventive new approach. Deadstock accessories designed with a premium DIY aesthetic appeal to the eco- conscious consumer while also delighting them with clever recycling.
Creative Silhouettes: This season’s accessories feature some truly inventive silhouettes. From oversize tote bags to unexpected hat shapes, there’s something for everyone. And with a focus on comfort, these pieces can be worn all day without sacrificing style.
Quality Over Quantity:Many companies are focusing on quality rather than quantity this season, as customers look for well-made and long-lasting items. This implies using superior materials and construction processes, as well as providing a wide selection of sizes and fits. Jeans that are well made top the list.
Comfort-Driven Design: Comfort is key when it comes to accessories, and this season we’re seeing a focus on design that doesn’t sacrifice function for fashion. This includes items like flats with built-in arch support and adjustable straps that can be worn multiple ways. Warm, luxurious, and comfortable accessories are lighthearted in their use of color, texture, and fabric. The enormous dimensions of scarves, wraps, and headwear provide an element of play while also enveloping and protecting the wearer. Soft knits, fleece, and lots of cushioning enhance exaggerated proportions with added luxury touches and a more sophisticated air about them.
Whether you’re looking for a vintage-inspired piece or something completely unique, there’s sure to be an accessory trend that speaks to you this season. So get out there and start shopping!