The It Bags of Spring 2023, From Prada to Gucci and More

From Saint Laurent to Celine, Cartier to Bottega Veneta, the new wave of key designer bags for spring 2023 is, in fact, full of styles that could last a lifetime and feel suitable for everyday wear. There is an ease that brands are aware they need to weave into the very DNA of these designs, and the bags are meant to work hard for the money. You should be able to use them without complication, with multiple outfits and for varying occasions. Most of all, these bags need to fit into your existing looks rather than compete against them. “Luxury consumers are increasingly opting to search for items that work with what they already own over buying something new or on-trend,” explains Erica Wright, founder and CEO at Sourcewhere, the fashion-sourcing app used by countless industry people and A-listers.

Following a deep dive into the handbags that our audience has engaged most with across the luxury space, there are some clear themes at play. First, neutral hues are king, which perhaps comes as no surprise when we know that tan, black, brown and grey styles provide plenty of flexibility for combining with different looks. “Our customers have also been gravitating towards a more muted colour palette than in recent seasons favouring suede materials and soft, earthy tones such as browns, beiges and touches of khaki—a shift which was prevalent in A/W 23 pre-collections too,” confirms Romilly Proctor, senior buyer at MATCHESFASHION.

Second, the chosen styles for readers to invest in are often anti-trend and made up of bona fide classics, like smart shoulder bags, simple leather totes or easy crossbody bags you can throw on every day—all are easy to carry in multiple ways with different-length straps and are roomy enough to fit in the essentials. Logos,

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Noah Cyrus Embraced the Sheer Trend for Milan Fashion Week

Every fashion girl needs an extreme sheer outfit moment and Noah Cyrus has given us just that. 

The “I Just Want A Lover” singer was seen out in Milan for fashion week wearing a sparkly black sheer hooded dress with freed nipples, black boots and a black thong to match. The 23-year-old has been making her rounds at all the latest fashion weeks wearing intricate and racy outfits while donning the front row of shows like Fendi, Maison Margiela and many others. 

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The sheer trend is all the rave amongst our favorite celebrities, from Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Camila Cabello. All of our favorites are having huge moments rocking the fun look, baring (almost) it all at the latest runway shows, after-parties or evening galas. 

Sheer has long been a popular part of fashion and now, it’s a trend that seem to be here to stay. And Noah is a continual lover of sheer moments. Last month, Noah attended the Arturo Obegero show wearing a sheer blue ankle-length dress from the brand. She also made an appearance at the Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2023 show in a floor-length sheer gown with a bra top and bottoms underneath, featuring the brand’s signature silver sparkles.

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This past year Noah released her sophomore album “The Hardest Part,” with hits like “Ready to Go” and “Hardest Part.”  We’ve all grown up with the singer in our cultural zeitgeist, being the younger sister of fellow pop star Miley Cyrus, but Noah has carved out a fun lane for herself and that reflects often in her fashion choices. From the jet black hair to the bleached eyebrows she stylistically has a unique point of view. We can only assume she’ll be attending more fashion

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How YouTube’s anti-haul videos have been given the TikTok makeover

By Alessandro Carrara

The new deinfluencing trend is leaving many beauty brands worried about their reputation about product offering. What key steps can they take to navigate the new anti-consumer trend?

Deinfluencing has largely been brought about by years of economic instability

Deinfluencing has largely been brought about by years of economic instability

After over a decade of beauty influencer marketing, content creators have now taken to TikTok with the new deinfluencing trend.

A typical deinfleuncing video sees a TikToker or influencer name products they do like or outright hate from beauty brands, whilst also recommending competitor brands they prefer.

But the idea of opposing and calling out overconsumption through social media is also not a new concept.

Anti-haul videos, which are essentially a longer format of deinfluencing, have been featured on YouTube as far back as 2017.

So how does deinfluencing differ? And why has it emerged in 2023?

The term, which has been searched more 223 million times on TikTok, has struck a chord with consumers, with videos regularly receiving hundreds of thousands of views….

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Men’s Spring 2023 Fashion Trend: Americana

Hedi Slimane’s love of American youth culture has been a point of reference for his menswear creations over the years, and his latest spring 2023 men’s collection — infused with rock ‘n’ roll — was no exception.

American flag prints in blazers, artfully crafted faded jeans, oversize leather outerwear embellished with studs, fringe and allover sequins, with a few Elvis-worthy retro tuxedoes, were among the coolest examples of that American rocker style, with a touch of grunge that Slimane is known for.

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For Dsquared2’s collection, the Americana trend was surf-inspired. “There’s enough bulls–t in the world, enough hate. We want to be as positive as possible, chilled down and more connected,” said Dsquared2 codesigner Dan Caten about his menswear collection backstage after their show. That relaxed and chill attitude came through in a colorful collection that centered around American surfing culture, featuring inventive layering, floral-print clashes, a few ’70s retro references and an overall leisurely mood.

Junya Watanabe went for Americana too: “An adept serial collaborator fond of American workwear brands like Levi’s, Brooks Brothers and Carhartt, Junya Watanabe widened his list of dance partners even further for spring 2023 to the crème de la crème of American Pop artists” wrote international editor Miles Socha on his Junya Watanabe spring collection review. Roy Lichtenstein’s forlorn comic-strip females, Andy Warhol’s “Marilyn Monroe,” Keith Haring’s doodles and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s crowns and skull motifs were some of the embellishment details used throughout the collection. Consumer goods logos from Netflix, Coca-Cola and Honda were also present to reinforce the Americana mood of the offering.

Mike Amiri, one of the many American designers that descended over Paris Fashion Week, also brought the Americana trend to the forefront of his spring collection. ”Amiri draws much inspiration from the archive of classic Americana

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