In what is already shaping up to be a memorable season of presentations, women’s fashion month is back this September with designer debuts, location swaps, and runway comebacks. As usual, the upcoming S/S 2023 season will be defined by an eclectic blend of the most well-known houses in the world and a budding creative vanguard from New York to Paris. Find out all Wallpaper* currently knows about the womenswear schedule here in a continuing report.
Women’s fashion week S/S 2023: All you need to know
New York Fashion Week (9 – 14 September 2022)
New York Fashion Week has recently operated with a significantly reduced schedule, but this September marks something of a rebirth for fashion month’s American stopover, quelling any rumours of its extinction. Notably, the week has drawn two major international guests: Francesco Risso’s Marni, which is showing in the city as part of a “world tour” for the Italian brand, and Fendi, which will celebrate the launch of its iconic “Baguette” handbag. The latter brand, which is currently led by womenswear creative director Kim Jones, will also continue to present its S/S 2023 collection in Milan. Meanwhile, a new generation of American artists, including Peter Do (nominated for the Woolmark and ANDAM Prizes this year), Area, Puppets & Puppets, Judy, and others, infuses the city with new creative vitality.
London Fashion Week (16 – 20 September 2022
In a shocking statement made last week, it was reported that Belgian designer Raf Simons will bring his eponymous label to the city to present his S/S 2023 collection on Friday, September 16. London Fashion Week also appears to be returning with new life. “Showing in London, a city where fashion and creativity are everywhere on the streets, has long been a goal of mine… I’m thrilled to welcome to my show the incredible personalities and faces that make up the London scene. He added in a statement, “Can’t wait to meet you and dance the night away.” Riccardo Tisci and Jonathan Anderson, who both return to the London Fashion Week programme with Burberry and JW Anderson, will join Simons.
Milan Fashion Week (20–26 September 2022)
The most significant development during Milan Fashion Week this season is the influx of designers who are making their runway debuts as creative directors, including Filippo Grazioli for Missoni (following a low-key menswear presentation in June), RhuigiVillaseor for Bally, and Marco de Vincenzo for Etro. The entrance of young British designer Maximilian Davis at Salvatore Ferragamo, who will present his debut collection for the Florentine label on the afternoon of Saturday, September 24, is perhaps the most eagerly anticipated. Other noteworthy events include the second collection by MatthieuBlazy at BottegaVeneta, a Glenn Martens open-to-the-public show at Diesel, and a special appearance by London-based MattyBovan, who is participating in Milan Fashion Week as a guest of Dolce & Gabbana. the active
Fashion Week in Paris (2022 September 26–October 4)
Despite the lack of an official schedule as of yet, it is safe to assume that Paris Fashion Week will conclude fashion month in a big way: anticipate the usual high-profile shows from brands like Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel, Saint Laurent, Loewe, Hermès, Valentino, Balenciaga, Givenchy, and MiuMiu, as well as the arrival of many up-and-coming designers for the nine-day event. It’s expected that the group of Japanese designers, from Comme des Garçons to Junya Watanabe, who have shown for decades in the city but have been unable to travel for the previous two years owing to quarantine regulations, will also make a comeback during the ongoing menswear fashion week in June.