Trend Report: Modern Utility
Trend Report: Modern Utility

Trend Report: Modern Utility

‘Modern utility’ was one of the biggest trends to emerge from the SS24 shows and, as expected, the high street has quickly caught up – just in time for the start of the new season. Here’s what you need to know, including how to wear it now and where to find the best pieces…

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On The Runway

Max Mara has always done ‘modern utility’ well and this season, brands like Alberta Ferretti, Tod’s and Saint Laurent went all in too with relaxed boiler suits, structured jackets and cargo trousers, while final touches like structured belts, aviator sunglasses and pocket details pulled everything together. For a more feminine approach, look for softer fabrics like linen and lightweight cotton – as seen at Victoria Beckham.

It’s the MODERN DETAILS that make this trend FEEL SO CONTEMPORARY – we’ve seen oversized pockets, strap details, and big cuffs everywhere.


How To Wear It Now

Neutrals are the cornerstone of this trend, so it’s an easy one to get on board with. The key is to balance the look with wearable basics – think oversized cargos with a grey sweatshirt, a belted utility jacket with 90s-style jeans and a cargo skirt with a basic white tank. If you want to go head-to-toe, look for a cool boilersuit – just remember to go for a loose silhouette and team it with feminine accessories like pointed flats and chic sunglasses.



Modern utility is PERFECT FOR MINIMALIST DRESSERS – clean lines and structured silhouettes make it an obvious and EFFORTLESS TRANSITION FOR THE SEASON AHEAD.

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