2024 fashion trends to have on your radar

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Now that catwalk season has wrapped, we’re all about looking ahead to SS24. Winter blues are simply not on the cards, instead we’re coping with the current climes by mastering the art of layering and getting to grips with what awaits us in spring.  

Some of the trends have an air of familiarity – soft, buttery hues as well as larger-than-life bows are currently doing the street style rounds – whereas the return of the peplum feels more unexpected.

 From three-dimensional blooms to Olympic-standard metallics, these are the key trends to incorporate into your wardrobe in time for next year.  

READ: Best winter dresses for a hit of cosy chic

Hello! Fashion shares the fashion trends that are set to dominate this year:

Spring/Summer 2024 Trends

Coming Up Roses

Models wearing roses at Simone Rocha, Rolf Ekroth, Balmain SS24© Spotlight
Simone Rocha, Rolf Ekroth, Balmain SS24

Designers are encouraging us to stop and smell the roses next season, championing bold blooms with a striking dimensional aspect. Embrace romantic red à la Balmain and Rolf Ekroth, or go moodier, layering dark sheers over pastels. This trend has officially infiltrated awards season, with screen stars Margot Robbie and Meghann Fahy both having sported amorous roses on the red carpet. And just in time for Valentine’s…

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The High Life

Models wearing high waistlines at Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent SS24  © Spotlight
Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent SS24  

Waistlines are on the rise, the super high rise – excellent news for those shying away from Gen Z’s divisive hip bone-skimming cuts. A generous straight-fit cut with a sharp frontal pleat can look very chic, but Saint Laurent’s slightly utilitarian pair styled alongside a tight, semi-sheer top is seriously first-rate.

 Olympic Glory 

Models wearing metallics at Ralph Lauren, LaPointe, Christian Siriano SS24© Spotlight
Ralph Lauren, LaPointe, Christian Siriano SS24

Seemingly looking ahead to Paris 2024, designers leaned into metallics in their collections, with goddess-like golds featuring heavily at Ralph Lauren, as well as glistening silvers and earthy bronzes across the board. It’s giving winner takes all, and we’re here to relish in this bona fide fashion victory…

Mellow Yellow

Models wearing yellow at Loewe, Bally, Proenza Schouler SS24© Spotlight
Loewe, Bally, Proenza Schouler SS24

Leading on from AW23, soft, buttery hues are still all the rage for SS24. Admittedly, yellow isn’t the easiest of shades to conquer, but there’s something so unctuous and pearly about this particular tone that just feels indulgent and expensive. (Especially so, if you’re been keeping an eye on the supermarket prices.) Like butter wouldn’t melt.

 Peplum Power

Models wearing peplums at Prabal Gurung, Alexander McQueen, Ulla Johnson SS24© Spotlight
Prabal Gurung, Alexander McQueen, Ulla Johnson SS24

If you lived through the 2010s, the resurgence of the peplum may be coolly received. And honestly? We hear you. But thankfully, modern hip accentuation – steeped with fluidity – is truly worlds apart from the horrors of the previous decade.

Chainmail Splendour

Models wearing chainmail at Retrofete, Rabanne, Versace SS24© Spotlight
Retrofête, Rabanne, Versace SS24

A resounding party classic, there is a real emphasis on chainmail next season, and we’re fully into it. Paco Rabanne may have rebranded as simply ‘Rabanne’, but it hasn’t lost any of its signature brilliance. Go armour-like with broad shoulders or hark back to the 90s with a slinky slip.

 On The Fringe

Models wearing fringing at Prada, Gucci, Burberry SS24© Spotlight
Prada, Gucci, Burberry SS24

Fringing brought a sense of movement to the runways, layered over tiny double-belted waists at Prada and clinging to tailored coats at Gucci. The lovely, twinkly quality of the metallics gave the looks a certain playful, party feel.

Take A Bow

Models wearing bows at Simone Rocha, Sandy Liang, Aknvas SS24© Spotlight
Simone Rocha, Sandy Liang, Aknvas SS24

Saccharine and stylish in equal parts, bows are still going strong this season. All-encompassing tops and dresses are emerging, but if you’re merely looking to dip your toe, ballet flats, decorated with shiny ribbons or slim, lace-like adornments, are the way to go.

Cinching Corsetry

Models wearing corsets at Christian Siriano, Dion Lee, Dolce & Gabbana SS24© Spotlight
Christian Siriano, Dion Lee, Dolce & Gabbana SS24

The emphasis is firmly on the hourglass silhouette and for this season, designers are favouring a more structural approach. Steeped in history, keep an eye out for boning and criss-cross lace-up styles.

 Flower Power

Models wearing 3D florals at Balmain, Dresseema, David Koma SS24  © Spotlight
Balmain, Dresseema, David Koma SS24  

Roses are the floral of the moment, but flowers in general are still set to be huge next spring. Groundbreaking, right? We can’t get enough. In particular, designers keep coming back to three-dimensional, often lifelike, blooms.  

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