From Marc Jacobs’ red carpet-themed runway, to Balmain’s all-star model lineup, to Chanel’s first class airport setting, the recently concluded fashion month brought a handful of exciting shows that we’re clearly have not yet recovered from. Yes, most of us were watching all the fashion flurry from our mobile screens, but that doesn’t make it any less thrilling.
But aside from the backstage selfies and hit-making hashtags, fashion week is still largely about the trends coming to light on the runways. Here are the 8 stand-out ones we culled from New York, London, Milan, and Paris.
This spring, designers offer a skin-baring proposition in the form of shoulder cut-outs and clavicle-baring necklines. Each X Other reinvents the button-down while Givenchy, Erdem, and Derek Lam make a case for subtle sensuality with this this sellout trend.
Tiered ruffles enrich ladylike silhouettes on the spring runways. Fashion houses like Alexander McQueen and Balmain employ frills on column skirts for a more feminine touch, while Proenza Schouler serves us a clean, knockout look with ruffles and cutouts pulled together with a bow.
With countless possibilities on the runways, it’s a surprise when models pop up in something as arguably mundane as denim. This season, a resurgence of denim takes place as designers like Anthony Vaccarello and Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton elevate this staple material to not-so-basic status.
Slip dresses worn outside the bedroom have been a thing since the ’90s. This spring, the trend emerges yet again as lace and satin are favored by fashion houses like Celine, Haider Ackerman, and Alexander Wang, while Clavin Klein crafts a cool-girl update with a laid-back silhouette and metallic sneakers.
Folk-infused collections are rampant on the runways with an emphasis on detailed embroideries, ethnic prints, and rich fabrics. Naeem Khan takes us on a Mediterranean journey with ornately beautiful pieces while Alberta Ferretti gives us peasant chic with breezy fabrics and traditional lace.
Beach vibes are strong as tie dyed pieces take a major moment this spring. From Altuzarra’s high-slit summer essential to Paco Rabanne’s playful, sequined-adorned dress, the DIY trend is definitely taking a sexy turn this season.
It’s all about glitz and glamour this season with glittery gowns from designers like Marc Jacobs and Sonia Rykiel. Gucci’s lustrous ensemble embodies the fashion house’s ultra-vibrant collection while Saint Laurent gives their rock-chic muses a groovy spin with sequined pieces.
Voluminous silhouettes are presented in billowing sleeves, be it old English style as seen at Erdem and J.W. Anderson or a modern, statement-making piece as seen at Celine. Emilia Wickstead also hops on the trend with a roomy, striped to perfection gown.