Trousers have always been a key component in our wardrobes, but the sheer volume of trends that have centred around them of late is hard to ignore. For years, dresses sat atop of the fashion hierarchy, with many iterations—Tove’s Ceres, Norma Kamali’s Diana, and basically anything from Cecilie Bahnsen—becoming cult items in their own right, either selling out or becoming such a rarity on the market they were akin to long-lost treasure. But trousers? Seldom did they ever kick up as much of a fuss. That is, prior to last year, which will forever been known in fashion circles as the year of the trouser. And 2023 has proved to be similarly obsessed with strides.