Summer 2024 is set to be an exciting season for fashion, blending bold new trends with nostalgic revivals and a continued emphasis on sustainability. Whether you’re drawn to vivid colors, playful prints, or eco-friendly fabrics, there’s something for everyone to embrace. Get ready to refresh your wardrobe and step out in style!

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The Key Spring/Summer 2024 Trends To Know Now

The 10 Key SpringSummer 2024 Fashion Trends To Know Now

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The most talked-about collection at the spring/summer 2024 fashion shows was the one that wasn’t there. Phoebe Philo, yet to unveil the first fruits of her eponymous line, which had been originally slated to debut online in September some six years after she departed Céline, dominated the fashion news cycle throughout the month. As the spring/summer 2024 fashion trends piled up, designers waited nervously to see if their collections would be eclipsed by a spontaneous digital drop from a woman many revere as fashion’s messiah.

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Her cult status as industry saviour was only heightened by the news that the spring/summer 2024 show would be Sarah Burton’s last collection for Alexander McQueen, with Gabriela Hearst also departing Chloé. Incoming: Sabato de Sarno at Gucci, Peter Hawkings at Tom Ford, Peter Do at Helmut Lang, and Louise Trotter at Carven. Does fashion have a woman designer problem? At LVMH, the world’s largest luxury conglomerate, only Dior and Pucci have female creative directors, while Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo are eponymously run. At Kering, the second biggest fashion conglomerate, not a single brand is helmed by a woman, nor a person of colour.

Set against that demoralising disparity, and an equally sobering economic and political backdrop, designers played it safe for spring/summer 2024. The palette was muted, with black and white blotting out the colour-box brights that typically come to the fore for summer collections. Retina-searing red was one of the few tones that managed to make it through the muzzled colour wheel. The post-pandemic era of body positivity – and the nude looks that came with it – has largely faded, and with it the broader variety of body types that had begun to populate the runways.

The 10 Key SpringSummer 2024 Fashion Trends To Know Now

Will you say yes to the white dress? Ranging from diaphanous and sheer to embroidered and densely-worked, designers signalled a clear shift away from the euphoric shots of colour and frothy pastels that come around every spring with a bevy of swan-white dresses.

Valentino SS24.

Valentino SS24.

Stella McCartney SS24.

Stella McCartney SS24.

Luisa Beccaria SS24.

Luisa Beccaria SS24.

Gabriela Hearst SS24.

Gabriela Hearst SS24.

Michael Kors Collection SS24.

Michael Kors Collection SS24.

Giambattista Valli SS24.

Giambattista Valli SS24.

Fashion East Standing Ground SS24.

Fashion East, Standing Ground SS24.

 Courtesy Standing Ground

Cecilie Bahnsen SS24.

Cecilie Bahnsen SS24.

Chopova Lowena SS24.

Chopova Lowena SS24.

Prada SS24.

Prada SS24.

Alberta Ferretti SS24.

Alberta Ferretti SS24.

Chlo SS24.

Chloé SS24.

Dior SS24.

Dior SS24.

Christopher Esber SS24.

Christopher Esber SS24.

Ermanno Scervino SS24.

Ermanno Scervino SS24.

Balenciaga SS24.

Balenciaga SS24.

Brandon Maxwell SS24.

Brandon Maxwell SS24.

Acne Studios SS24.

Acne Studios SS24.

CFCL SS24.

CFCL SS24.

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JOSEPH

Danube Silk Crêpe De Chine Midi-Dress

£845

MY THERESA

MARNI

Balloon-Skirt Cotton-Poplin Sleeveless Dress

£1,193

FARFETCH

COS

Deconstructed Midi Shirt Dress

£95

COS

STAUD

Wells Pleated Stretch-Cotton Poplin Midi-Dress

£275

NET-A-PORTER

High-rise trousers

The 10 Key SpringSummer 2024 Fashion Trends To Know Now

Trust Jonathan Anderson to define the season’s silhouette. At Loewe, the designer celebrated his 10-year anniversary at the Spanish house by ushering in a new super-high-waisted trouser shape – so high, in fact, that the trousers came with an in-built corset to hold them in place under the bust. The good news: they’re an instant leg-lengthener, as Anderson’s contemporaries at Alaïa, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent will attest.

Rick Owens SS24.

Rick Owens SS24.

Lemaire SS24.

Rokh SS24.

Louis Vuitton SS24.

Louis Vuitton SS24.

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini SS24.

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini SS24.

Loewe SS24.

Loewe SS24.

Moschino SS24.

Moschino SS24.

Alaïa SS24.

Alaïa SS24.

Ralph Lauren SS24.

 

COS

Wide-Leg Tailored Wool Trousers

£99

COS

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FRAME

Le Palazzo Trouser

£325

FRAME

ERDEM

High-Rise Cotton-Twill Wide-Leg Trousers

£695 £417

FARFETCH

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NANUSHKA

Lynda Pleated Slip Satin Pants

£575 £345

NANUSHKA

Polo club

The 10 Key SpringSummer 2024 Fashion Trends To Know Now

If Mrs Prada says the polo shirt feels right again, who are we to disagree? With Miu Miu riding high as one of the most influential fashion shows on the calendar, prepare to see a lot more of the humble collared cotton style, which was styled with everything from men’s board shorts to ruffled micro-mini skirts, gold brocade shift dresses to sequin-embellished blouses. That country club mood persisted elsewhere, with rugby shirts making an appearance at Dries Van Noten and DSquared2, and flip-flops and spa towels accessorising looks at Chanel and The Row respectively. The key to making it feel effortless? Just remember to muss up your hair. No one likes a prim prepster.

Victoria Beckham SS24.

Victoria Beckham SS24.

YProject SS24.

Y/Project SS24.

Dries Van Noten SS24.

Dries Van Noten SS24.

The Row SS24.

The Row SS24.

Miu Miu SS24.

Miu Miu SS24.

Ottolinger SS24.

Ottolinger SS24.

Miu Miu SS24.

Miu Miu SS24.

Etro SS24.

Etro SS24.

Duro Olowu SS24.

Duro Olowu SS24.

Wales Bonner SS24.

Wales Bonner SS24.

Margaret Howell SS24.

Margaret Howell SS24.

DSquared2 SS24.

DSquared2 SS24.

Chanel SS24.

Chanel SS24.

Anna Sui SS24.

Anna Sui SS24.

Gucci SS24.

Gucci SS24.

Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood SS24.

Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood SS24.

Ahluwalia SS24.

Ahluwalia SS24.

Brunello Cucinelli SS24.

Brunello Cucinelli SS24.

& DAUGHTER

Edith Striped Wool Polo Sweater

£350 £245

NET-A-PORTER

LOEWE

Wool Polo Sweater

£725

LOEWE

GUCCI

Wool Polo Shirt With Horesbit

£1,000

GUCCI

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FILIPPA K

Knitted Polo Sweater

£180 £108

FILIPPA K

Transparent skirt

The 10 Key SpringSummer 2024 Fashion Trends To Know Now

After several seasons of sheer wafting gowns and lingerie-inspired details, the sheer skirt takes spring’s spotlight as a racy look to trial for day or night. Altuzarra lent it ladylike edge, pairing sheer pencil skirts with soft crew-neck sweaters and top-handle bags, a combination that showed up at Carolina Herrera, Coperni, Givenchy and Carven. If that feels a little frou-frou, double up sheer layers and style it with a bomber jacket and chunky belt, as seen at Louis Vuitton.

Supriya Lele SS24.

Supriya Lele SS24.

Sacai SS24.

Sacai SS24.

Prada SS24.

Prada SS24.

No.21 SS24.

No.21 SS24.

16Arlington SS24.

16Arlington SS24.

Louis Vuitton SS24.

Louis Vuitton SS24.

Michael Kors Collection SS24.

Michael Kors Collection SS24.

Erdem SS24.

Erdem SS24.

Eckhaus Latta SS24.

Eckhaus Latta SS24.

Givenchy SS24.

Givenchy SS24.

Coperni SS24.

Coperni SS24.

Collina Strada SS24.

Collina Strada SS24.

Christian Dior SS24.

Christian Dior SS24.

Chanel SS24.

Chanel SS24.

Carven SS24.

Carven SS24.

Ann Demeulemeester SS24.

Ann Demeulemeester SS24.

Carolina Herrera SS24.

Carolina Herrera SS24.

Altuzarra SS24.

Altuzarra SS24.

Missoni SS24.

Missoni SS24.

Acne Studios SS24.

Acne Studios SS24.

Dolce amp Gabbana SS24.

Dolce & Gabbana SS24.

ACNE STUDIOS

Mesh Maxi Skirt

£900

MYTHERESA

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SAINT LAURENT

Black Flared Sheer Tulle Skirt

£1,405

BROWNS

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PRADA

Georgette Skirt

£1,000

PRADA

VINTAGE

Chanel Runway Black Lace Midi-Skirt

£1,101

1STDIBS

’90s redux

The 10 Key SpringSummer 2024 Fashion Trends To Know Now

Time for a ’90s redux. As the world slides towards another recession, bold colours and ballsy logos are on the way out (Phoebe Philo’s October launch, with its uber-understated branding, made sure of that) and discreet chic is back. That the trend corresponds with the 25th anniversary of Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s untimely death is no coincidence, as the New York Times recently pointed out. With a US presidential election and a potential Trump return on the horizon, cool-headed minimalism seems the only suitable sartorial riposte. Seek out camel pencil skirts, grey tailoring, white shirts and boyfriend-style jeans from the key practitioners: Proenza Schouler, Max Mara, Bottega Veneta, and Gucci.

Tove SS24.

Tove SS24.

Tods SS24.

Tod’s SS24.

Tibi SS24.

Tibi SS24.

Theory SS24.

Theory SS24.

Self Portrait SS24.

Self Portrait SS24.

Self Portrait SS24.

Self Portrait SS24.

Proenza Schouler SS24.

Proenza Schouler SS24.

Roksanda SS24.

Roksanda SS24.

Peter Do SS24.

Peter Do SS24.

Fforme SS24.

Fforme SS24.

Loro Piana SS24.

Loro Piana SS24.

Michael Kors Collection SS24.

Michael Kors Collection SS24.

Helmut Lang SS24.

Helmut Lang SS24.

Fendi SS24.

Fendi SS24.

Ami SS24.

Ami SS24.

Eudon Choi SS24.

Eudon Choi SS24.

Bottega Veneta SS24.

Bottega Veneta SS24.

Bally SS24.

Bally SS24.

Max Mara SS24.

Max Mara SS24.

Burberry SS24.

Burberry SS24.

Coach SS24.

Coach SS24.

Boss SS24.

Boss SS24.

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KURT GEIGER LONDON

Regent Slingback Heel

£169

KURT GEIGER

THE FRANKIE SHOP

Gelso Tencel-Blend Blazer

£350

MYTHERESA

WITH NOTHING UNDERNEATH

The Boyfriend Shirt

£100

WITH NOTHING UNDERNEATH

FILIPPA K

Long Tailored Skirt

£270

FILIPPA K

Modern flapper

The 10 Key SpringSummer 2024 Fashion Trends To Know Now

Embellished with Catherine wheels of crystals, metal fringing and shiny grommets, Prada’s spring proposition blended sculpted tailoring and shift dresses with Jazz Age pizzazz. The stand-out show christened a trend the Vogue editors are calling “the modern flapper”, traced through the season in the gilded fringing, shimmering headpieces and drop-waist dresses we associate with 1920s baby vamps, now remixed for 2024 with leather barn jackets and blazers.

The Attico SS24.

The Attico SS24.

Rabanne SS24.

Rabanne SS24.

Prada SS24.

Prada SS24.

Paul amp Joe SS24.

Paul & Joe SS24.

Lanvin SS24.

Lanvin SS24.

Khaite SS24.

Khaite SS24.

Jil Sander SS24.

Jil Sander SS24.

Gucci SS24.

Gucci SS24.

Givenchy SS24.

Givenchy SS24.

Erdem SS24.

Erdem SS24.

Giorgio Armani SS24.

Giorgio Armani SS24.

Emilia Wickstead SS24.

Emilia Wickstead SS24.

Akris SS24.

Akris SS24.

Christian Dior SS24.

Christian Dior SS24.

Bottega Veneta SS24.

Bottega Veneta SS24.

Alexander McQueen SS24.

Alexander McQueen SS24.

Alberta Ferretti SS24.

Alberta Ferretti SS24.

Burberry SS24.

Burberry SS24.

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16ARLINGTON

Marabou Feather-Trim Mini Dress

TALLER MARMO

Fringed Kaftan

£820

MYTHERESA

CHRISTOPHER ESBER

Beaded Maxi Dress

£830 £581

MYTHERESA

PROENZA SCHOULER

Fringed Macramé Maxi Dress

£3,545

NET-A-PORTER

Smell the roses

The 10 Key SpringSummer 2024 Fashion Trends To Know Now

Romance was in the air at Simone Rocha, where fresh, pale pink, long-stemmed roses were trapped between layers of tulle that comprised the prettiest of party dresses. That rose theme curiously persisted across fashion’s four main cities for spring. Olivier Rousteing, feeling philosophical after most of his Balmain collection was stolen several days before his show, quted Gertrude Stein’s 1913 poem ‘Sacred Emily’ with its famous line “Rose is a rose is a rose” ahead of a floral-bedecked outing; meanwhile Sarah Burton closed out her Alexander McQueen tenure with a collection partly inspired by a blood-red rose and female anatomy. Spanning rose prints, floral embellishment, three-dimensional appliqué, or petal-shaped silhouettes, designers from Rei Kawakubo to Richard Quinn are feeling, uh, thorny.

Alexander McQueen SS24.

Alexander McQueen SS24.

The 10 Key SpringSummer 2024 Fashion Trends To Know Now
Balmain SS24.

Balmain SS24.

Christian Cowan SS24.

Christian Cowan SS24.

Burberry SS24.

Burberry SS24.

Loewe SS24.

Loewe SS24.

Comme des Garçons SS24.

Comme des Garçons SS24.

Christian Siriano SS24.

Christian Siriano SS24.

Kenzo SS24.

Kenzo SS24.

Del Core SS24.

Del Core SS24.

Maison Margiela SS24.

Maison Margiela SS24.

David Koma SS24.

David Koma SS24.

Marni SS24.

Marni SS24.

Molly Goddard SS24.

Molly Goddard SS24.

Rodarte SS24.

Rodarte SS24.

Thebe Magugu SS24.

Thebe Magugu SS24.

Zimmermann SS24.

Zimmermann SS24.

Undercover SS24.

Undercover SS24.

Vaquera SS24.

Vaquera SS24.

Sportmax SS24.

Sportmax SS24.

Simone Rocha SS24.

Simone Rocha SS24.

Roberto Cavalli SS24.

Roberto Cavalli SS24.

Richard Quinn SS24.

Richard Quinn SS24.

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ACNE STUDIOS

Delouise Floral-Print Woven Midi-Dress

£700

SELFRIDGES

ERDEM

Rose Print Denim Midi-Skirt

£602

FARFETCH

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BLUMARINE

Rose Earrings

£230

MYTHERESA

BURBERRY

Rose Clutch

£1,790

BURBERRY

Short shorts

If you can coolly observe the trend for short shorts without your mind immediately replaying that ‘1957’ song by the Royal Teens (or the Homer Simpson homage), well, you’re more culturally robust than we are. Micro shorts pumped down the catwalks in Milan – most memorably opening the new-look Gucci show, now under the direction of Sabato de Sarno – and filtered into Paris, too, at Chanel, Alexander McQueen and Isabel Marant. Think of it as the logical conclusion to autumn’s no-pants predilection.

Prada SS24.

Prada SS24.

Gucci SS24.

Gucci SS24.

Hermès SS24.

Hermès SS24.

Miu Miu SS24.

Miu Miu SS24.

Nina Ricci SS24.

Nina Ricci SS24.

Max Mara SS24.

Max Mara SS24.

Isabel Marant SS24.

Isabel Marant SS24.

Bally SS24.

Bally SS24.

JW Anderson SS24.

JW Anderson SS24.

Duran Lantink SS24.

Duran Lantink SS24.

Versace SS24.

Versace SS24.

Alexander McQueen SS24.

Alexander McQueen SS24.

Dolce amp Gabbana SS24.

Dolce & Gabbana SS24.

AZ Factory SS24.

AZ Factory SS24.

Casablanca SS24.

Casablanca SS24.

KNWLS SS24.

KNWLS SS24.

Chanel SS24.

Chanel SS24.

Laquan Smith SS24.

Laquan Smith SS24.

REFORMATION

Mason Tailored Shorts

£128

REFORMATION

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DÔEN

Paige Pleated Cotton-Poplin Shorts

£187

NET-A-PORTER

SACAI

Drawstring-Waistband Shell Shorts

£385

SELFRIDGES

PRADA

Re-Nylon Shorts

£800

PRADA

Metallics

The 10 Key SpringSummer 2024 Fashion Trends To Know Now

Sequins, lamé and metallic treatments never seem to leave fashion’s trend orbit – but they gained renewed traction for spring as host city Paris looks ahead to the 2024 summer Olympics. A dose of supermodel sashay certainly helped too: at Ralph Lauren, Christy Turlington looked statuesque in a liquid gold gown, while at Versace, Claudia Schiffer lent chequerboard chainmail a sinuous ease.

Schiaparelli SS24.

Schiaparelli SS24.

Roksanda SS24.

Roksanda SS24.

Ralph Lauren SS24.

Ralph Lauren SS24.

Rabanne SS24.

Rabanne SS24.

Prabal Gurung SS24.

Prabal Gurung SS24.

Gabriela Hearst SS24.

Gabriela Hearst SS24.

Courrèges SS24.

Courrèges SS24.

Nina Ricci SS24.

Nina Ricci SS24.

Versace SS24.

Versace SS24.

Kiko Kostadinov

Kiko Kostadinov

Miu Miu SS24.

Miu Miu SS24.

Ludovic de Saint Sernin SS24.

Ludovic de Saint Sernin SS24.

Harris Reed SS24.

Harris Reed SS24.

Edeline Lee SS24.

Edeline Lee SS24.

Blumarine SS24.

Blumarine SS24.

Renaissance Renaissance SS24.

Renaissance Renaissance SS24.

Eckhaus Latta SS24.

Eckhaus Latta SS24.

Mowalola SS24.

Mowalola SS24.

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& OTHER STORIES

Fitted Metallic Dress

£95

& OTHER STORIES

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GANNI

Silver Foil Stary Jeans

£285

GANNI

TOTÊME

Off-The-Shoulder Rolled Knit Top

£430

TOTEME

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LOEWE

Pre-Loved Limited Edition Basket Bag

£810

EBAY

Craft

The 10 Key SpringSummer 2024 Fashion Trends To Know Now

Matthieu Blazy’s clever tricks continue at Bottega Veneta, where he moved on from denim-illusion leather to pom-pom adorned net dresses and fringed gowns that looked like they were made from feathers (they were, you guessed it, leather). The crafty illusions continued at Diesel, where Glenn Martens shredded deadstock denim and jersey into party dresses with a paint-peel effect and melted old movie posters into jackets. Elsewhere, crochet, embellishment and laser-cut leather extended the crafty mood.

Bottega Veneta SS24.

Bottega Veneta SS24.

Wales Bonner SS24.

Wales Bonner SS24.

Tory Burch SS24.

Tory Burch SS24.

Valentino SS24.

Valentino SS24.

Maison Margiela SS24.

Maison Margiela SS24.

Mugler SS24.

Mugler SS24.

Gabriela Hearst SS24.

Gabriela Hearst SS24.

Rokh SS24.

Rokh SS24.

Diesel SS24.

Diesel SS24.

Matty Bovan SS24.

Matty Bovan SS24.

Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood SS24.

Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood SS24.

Versace SS24.

Versace SS24.

Ulla Johnson SS24.

Ulla Johnson SS24.

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MARNI

Striped-Pattern Knitted Wool Midi-Dress

£850

SELFRIDGES

BODE

Fair Isle Intarsia Wool Cardigan

£925

NET-A-PORTER

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Woven Raffia Mules

£765

MYTHERESA

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DRAGON DIFFUSION

Small Santa Croce Woven Leather Tote Bag

£330

LIBERTY