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Forecast by Atlanta Apparel In-House Fashion Office
ATLANTA – March 21, 2023 – International Market Centers (IMC’s) in-house fashion office has released its Autumn/Winter ‘23 Trend Report, previewing colors, prints and styles retailers can expect to see while sourcing at the season break market, March 28 – April 1, 2023, at AmericasMart Atlanta as well as at IMC’s August apparel markets in Atlanta (June 6 – 9, 2023 and July 31 – August 5, 2023) and Las Vegas Apparel (August 6 – 9, 2023), at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas).
“Overall, there will be a stronger focus on versatile colors and shades that work across different occasions, while also having cross-seasonal appeal,” said Morgan Ramage, Atlanta Apparel Fashion Director. “Autumn/Winter ‘23 trends resonate with the new, more flexible lifestyles and the continued push for sustainability in the fashion industry.”
Model showcases trending earth tones and metallics from Atlanta Apparel brands Dress: Milk + Honey; Boot: Reeves & Co.; Belt: Lori Veith; Necklaces: Yochi Inc; Earrings: Sheila Fajl; Bag: Marque Luxury
The key colors for Autumn/Winter are rooted in warm neutrals and deep darks and energized with hyper brights and soothing pastels. A few of the season’s top colors include: Galactic Cobalt Blue; Astro Dust Earthy Red; calming and restorative greens; Malachite Green and other various jewel tones.
Must-have apparel items for next season include pieces that utilize sustainable practices, outdoor living and desire for care and community drive. Silhouettes and pieces include: blazer coats; boudoir dresses and blouses; career-coordinating sets; drape dresses; dressy cardigans; maxi skirts; padded coats; pinafores; updated classic shirts; winter boho dresses; and winter trench coats.
Footwear trends follow the influence of the great outdoors, balanced with Y2K platforms, fresh sneaker styles and skate shoes with styles. On-trend pieces include: classic mules, loafers, ballet flats and Chelsea boots; hiker shoes; lugsole combat boots; mesh 90’s running shoes; metallic over-the-knee boots; platform party heels; plush platform clogs; pull-on platform boots; skate sneakers; softie boots; stacked court shoes; and white socks with loafers.
Accessories feature reworked classics mixed with Y2K aesthetics to create a balance in novelty and longevity. For jewelry accessories and bags, highlights include: body chains; double/stacked belts; encrusted hoops; gemstones; gender-inclusive, oversized totes; glam hosiery; half-moon-shaped bags; scrunch socks; sculptural shoulder bags; statement rings; textured party pouches; top-handle bags; and Y chains.
“These trends, which we forecasted in partnership with Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), follow a period of immense challenge, and consumers are dressing to reflect the motivational forces that will drive them into 2024: wellbeing, discovery, transformation, simplicity and pleasure,” added Ramage.
Earthy reds and browns on the model are available at Atlanta Apparel
Dress: Place Showroom; Coat: Joe's Jeans; Earrings: D'ElementStyle
Earthy reds and browns on the model are available at Atlanta Apparel Dress: Place Showroom; Coat: Joe's Jeans; Earrings: D'ElementStyle
To view the full Autumn/Winter ‘23 trend report, visit https://www.atlanta-apparel.com/-/media/Atlanta-Apparel/Homepage/2023-3/AA_March23_TrendReport_7x16875_r2.pdf
International Market Center’s (IMC) five Atlanta Apparel markets feature the latest looks in contemporary, young contemporary, women’s modern, shoes, fashion accessories and more, plus specialty categories such as children’s and plus-size at AmericasMart Atlanta. The next Atlanta Apparel market is March 28 – April 1, 2023, at AmericasMart Atlanta. https://www.atlanta-apparel.com
Las Vegas Apparel – Atlanta Apparel’s West Coast fashion sourcing market – adds a curated mix of young contemporary apparel and accessories to Las Vegas Fashion Week offerings each February and August. The next Las Vegas Apparel runs August 6 – 9, 2023, at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. https://www.LasVegas-Apparel.com
About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. Our premium showroom spaces spanning more than 20 million square feet in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, paired with our digital tools, connect the wholesale industries we serve. IMCenters.com.