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Top 10 Shows of the Season

BoF’s editors pick the top ten shows of the Autumn/Winter 2023 season.
A models walks the runway at Bottega Veneta's Autumn/Winter 2023 show.
Bottega Veneta's Autumn/Winter 2023. (Launchmetrics.com/Spotlight)

The “fashion month” that unofficially began in early February in New York, with Marc Jacobs’ off-calendar ode to Vivienne Westwood, ended this week in Paris. Here, BoF’s editors pick the top ten shows of the Autumn/Winter 2023 ready-to-wear season. Which was your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

1. Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2023.

Matthieu Blazy’s collection was a joyous and ingenious celebration of pure craft. Read More: Bottega Veneta’s Everything, Everywhere Essence Strikes Fashion Gold

2. Loewe

Loewe Spring/Summer 2023.

Jonathan Anderson’s gestural touches highlighted the collection’s emotional and historical undertow. Read More: Loewe and Givenchy: You Can Put Your Arms Around a Memory

3. Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2023.

Dries Van Noten practised a kind of kintsugi with clothes. Read More: New Definitions of Preciousness in Paris

4. Diesel

Diesel Spring/Summer 2023.

Glenn Martens infused Diesel’s distressed denim ethos with alien beauty. Read More: How to Remake/Remodel a Fashion Icon

5. Junya Watanabe

Junya Watanabe Autumn/Winter 2023.

Junya Watanabe’s presentation made a transcendent statement on the power of women. Read More: Rip It Up And Start Again: Why We Love Comme des Garçons, Junya and Noir

6. Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha Autumn/Winter 2023.

Simone Rocha’s dresses stuffed with hay and formed with straw made for sublime showpieces. Read More: In London, Heaven and Earth

7. Sacai

Sacai Autumn/Winter 2023.

Chitose Abe was more attracted to stark contrasts than harmonious hybrids. Read More: At Vuitton and Sacai, the Art of Contradiction

8. Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent Autumn/Winter 2023.

Anthony Vaccarello’s exploration of 80s power dressing was minimal, classic and pure. Read More: Dior and Saint Laurent: Twilight of the Gods?

9. Jil Sander

Jil Sander Autumn/Winter 2023.

Lucie and Luke Meier went somewhere bigger and bolder than usual. Read More: Unexpecting the Expected at Gucci and Jil Sander

10. Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2023.

Marc Jacobs’ ode to the late Vivienne Westwood was a couture-ified exploration of workwear. Read More: Putting the Marc in Marc Jacobs

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