Tracee Dundas Fashion Stylist| @fashionablyyoursnola
Fashion Stylist: Tracee Dundas | @fashionablyyoursnola
New Orleans Fashion Week | @nolafashionweek
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Get ready for a cultural explosion as Essence 2023 returns to the Crescent City. This highly anticipated annual event is a celebration of Black culture, music, art, food, and fashion that always brings some of boldest, most eccentric, and hautest styles to music the festival and the streets of New Orleans.
Here’s a look at some of the trends you can expect to see this year:
Eclectic Bohemian Vibes: (bold) Prepare to be swept away by the enchanting allure of bohemian-inspired fashion. Expect to see an array of flowing fabrics, vibrant prints, and free-spirited silhouettes. From maxi dresses with intricate patterns to embroidered jackets and fringe accessories, this trend is all about embracing a carefree and expressive style.
Gender-Inclusive Styles: (bold) Breaking away from traditional gender norms, expect to see gender-inclusive fashion that highlights garments that can be worn by individuals of any gender, blurring the lines between masculine and feminine aesthetics. This includes a nod to hip-hop styles with oversized cuts, and versatile pieces that empower self-expression.
Minimalistic Sophistication: (bold) Sometimes, less is more. Clean lines, monochromatic palettes, and understated elegance will take center stage at Essence 2023. Trends that present minimalist designs that exude sophistication and timeless appeal have been on the rise. Think sleek tailored suits, refined dresses, and chic accessories that make a statement through simplicity.
Bold Prints and Patterns: (bold) Bold prints and patterns that demand attention are always present at the Essence Fest. Expect an explosion of vibrant and eye-catching designs, from abstract geometric patterns to exotic animal prints. Both featured designers & street styles will be filled with garments that celebrate individuality and express a sense of daring fashion.
Sustainable Chic: (bold) With an increasing focus on eco-consciousness and repurposed fashions; don’t be surprised to see upcycled customed outfits made from repurposed and unconventional materials to make a one-of-a-kind fashion statement, while promoting a greener future.