As we navigate the spell of the new year, the same old question captivates the minds of the fashion-inclined population: What should I include in my wardrobe for the coming months? It is then that ideas related to wardrobe renewal arise in the mind, coming directly from the Spring/Summer 2024 catwalk. Just a few weeks into the year, the spring shows and some daring outfits on the red carpet have already marked the fashion trends that define the year. Nostalgia dominated last year’s major trends, from the fashion resurgence of the early 2010s to “stealth wealth,” which revived ’90s minimalism. With the resurgence of grade school favorites like preppy bows and polos, this year is expected to be all about experimentation. (Read also: Winter 2024 Color Trends: Bright, Bold Shades to Try This Season )
Spring/summer 2024 fashion trend forecast
Neeraj Singh, fashion expert and head of design at Fashinza, shared with HT Lifestyle the key trends that will set the fashion scene on fire in spring/summer 2024.
1. Embracing the eco-chic revolution
As the fashion-inclined population becomes environmentally conscious, they prefer to make purchases that support ethical practices and eco-friendly materials. Upcycled treasures, upcycled fabrics, and planet-conscious designs continue to prioritize sustainability over modernized options. Given this shift, markets will offer opportunities for retailers to focus on clothing made from recycled or reused fabrics: cotton, hemp or linen.
2. Maximal minimalism
Over the years, minimalism has taken a maximalist turn in 2024. Minimalist fashion will revolve around neutral colors and simple silhouettes, introducing subtle variations with muted tones this SS’24. This year, consumers will flaunt a sophisticated and decent look with unexpected twists of bold, vibrant accessories and exaggerated proportions.
3. Pure whites
Transparent whites have been the protagonists for both day and night. With a light and airy feel, sheer white fabrics are perfect for warmer days. To give an erotic touch to angelic white, there is nothing more elegant or breathable than a white ensemble, whether you are going to dinner, a Sunday brunch or a beach vacation. Also, not to miss out on intricate details, sheer white embellished with embroidery, paired with shorts and denim, can be fun this SS’24.
4. Evolution of sports leisure
In addition to being environmentally conscious, the fashion-oriented population continues to become more health and fitness conscious. The trend will include comfortable, casual and sporty styles adorned with joggers, sneakers and sports-inspired accessories such as smartwatches. In SS’24, especially, millennial workers will adopt sportswear even in their workplaces to integrate their sports and fitness routine into their daily work routine.
In the whirlwind of SS’24 trends, it will be a season of self-expression, individuality and breaking norms to embrace trends that elevate the look. Without a doubt, these sizzling styles will encourage a wardrobe that boasts a sense of responsibility with sophistication.