All the Best Looks From New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2023

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Another year, another fashion week. It may be cold (or warm, then cold again), but New York Fashion Week is back, after a very busy season in September. There are no vax cards, and, for better or worse, virtually no masks in sight, but there are tons of looks showcasing what to wear come fall 2023. Click through to see Rodarte’s highly anticipated return to New York, complete with a Wednesday Addams-esque aesthetic, Theory’s streamlined and colorful basics, and Christian Siriano’s ode to glamour. Make sure to check back as we continue to round up our favorite looks of the season.

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PH5

PH5 is going underwater, imagining a world in which the sea levels rise and we’re forced to become comfortable living as part land, part marine mammals. The collection, titled “This Is Not a Jellyfish,” begs the question of what our lives would be like as human jellyfish. Knits take a trompe l’oeil effect with jacquards in rich earthy tones, bringing 2D pieces to life, while matching separates and puffer jackets build out the universe Wei Lin has been carefully crafting since 2014. The best part of all? Through her unique and dedicated fabric sourcing processes, the designer was able to reduce the micro plastics in the collection by 50 percent from last season.—Kevin LeBlanc, fashion associate

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PatBO

It’s still early to call, but we’re just gonna come out and say that red is shaping up to be the color of fall 2023. See: this PatBO look, comprised of a crop top with a sheer panel, a maxi skirt (with cargo pockets!), and a trench coat to trump all trench coats. In her review for ELLE.com, Amber Ruffin compared the show to the moment Maria and Tony saw each other in West Side Story. “I kept being blown away over and over again,” she wrote. I don’t disagree.—Claire Stern, digital deputy editor

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Proenza Schouler

It’s hard to not want literally everything in Proenza Schouler’s fall/winter 2023 collection, and it’s not even fall yet. From structured navy suits with crisp citrus-colored button-downs to leather maxi skirts and sparkly dresses, there was something for every kind of New York woman. It makes perfect sense, then, that the city’s consummate downtown It girl Chloë Sevigny both narrated the show and walked the runway.—Claire Stern, digital deputy editor

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Dion Lee

They say good things come to those who wait, and the guests at Dion Lee were certainly treated to a show after a late start. After Ice Spice and Julia Fox took their front row seats, the designer cemeted his reputation as the king of the downtown cool-kid dressing. His vision includes lots of skin-tight dresses, monochromatic looks (hair included), with metal grommets, sky-high boots, and barely-there denim shorts. Jessica Stam, supermodel of the noughties, took a spin down her first NYFW runway in a while, bringing the best of the old-school runway to 2023.—Kevin LeBlanc, fashion associate

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Simkhai

When EmRata closes a show after Raf Simons muse Julia Nobis and Prada face Kai Newman, you know it was good. Such was the case at the newly rebranded Simkhai, where intricately embroidered gowns mixed seamlessly with oversized diamond-encrusted blazers adorned with a fresh print and paired with leather boots. This woman could make anything look good.—Claire Stern, digital deputy editor

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Rodarte

Rodarte’s highly anticipated return to New York was an homage to girlhood in the best possible way. There were cobweb-knit dresses, sequin minidresses and pants, and even gowns emblazoned with hand-drawn pixies by the designers’ mom, all set to the fittingly ’90s-era music of Tori Amos. “The most fun you have and the most creative you are is when you’re in the voice of who you are as a designer,” designer Kate Mulleavy exclusively told ELLE.com after the show. “This collection really speaks to that. You never think your work is done, to be honest. The conversation is never over. You’re always on a journey with what you’ve made, and what you’re making, and what you imagine making.” Here’s to 18 more years.—Claire Stern, digital deputy editor

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Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano has always been a champion of the underrepresented, taking pride in offering up his designs to whoever, wherever, no matter their size, shape, or color. (Who could forget Leslie Jones’ tweet that no one wanted to dress her for the Ghostbusters premiere? Siriano replied with a wave emoji.) This season was no exception, and our former Front Row Virgin Remi Bader loved to see it. So did we, along with the unexpected FROW trio of Julia Stiles, Lindsay Lohan, and Quinta Brunson.—Claire Stern, digital deputy editor

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Theory

From miniskirts to shirts with no pants and separates “designed to kiss in exactly the right places,” to quote chief merchant and creative officer Jeffrey Kalinsky, Theory was a delight on a Thursday morning, made even better by a soundtrack that included “Here Comes the Sun” and “Brown Eyed Girl.” Easy clothes and upbeat music offered a welcome moment of levity during a sure-to-be chaotic week and we were very much here for it.—Claire Stern, digital deputy editor

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