S/S 2016: Paris Fashion Week's Hottest Looks
The Fashion Week shows for Spring and Summer 2016 have ended and now everyone from fashion editors, directors, fashion gurus and trendsetters (just about everyone in the fashion industry, really) are discussing what trends will be hot when the season starts next year. Which runway shows and looks drew the most ooh-ing and aah-ing from audiences? There were many trends spotted, such as the comeback of the leather jacket, the bold and assertive bra-top, prints, and romantic yet over-the-top ruffles, among others. Yet while we are still consolidating all the trends we saw on the runway, (not to worry, we'll be checking our facts and come out with a comprehensive trend report soon!), let's focus on some of the hottest runway looks we loved and have given two very enthusiastic thumbs up to!
Alexander McQueen's Fashion Week runway show was all about romance for Spring/Summer 2016. Ruffles, lace, silks, luxurious fringes, pleats, rich jacquards, officer-inspired jackets, and splashes of denim were showcased, all seen in a vintage style mixed with fairytale-esque details and hints of modernity. McQueen, headed by creative director Sarah Burton, is one of the number of brands that used ruffles for the season, one that is sure to be a trend once spring hits. Dreamy!
The Valentino S/S Fashion Week offerings veered away from previous seasons in that the inspiration for the designs and stylings were not taken from the brand's beloved Roman and Italian heritage, but rather from another continent altogether, Africa, that is! Valentino runway models paraded pieces with an ethnic vibe to them, such as tribal and geometric prints, raffia, quills, peacock feathers, and fringe. Jewelry and accessories also have the tribal vibe to them, with terracotta jewelry and collar necklaces hanging from many models necks, and beaded bags with African markings all over. We are pretty sure that women near and far will be parading this trend once the season hits.
Chloe's Fashion Week show, headed by Creative Director Clare Waight Keller, is all about bohemian style mixed in with a dash of island and festival chic, with a bit of sporty shown here or there. Perfect for the summer months, the pieces shown were light and wispy in pastel colors and designs, or in bold and assertive prints, with an athletic twist as shown in track pants or athletic jackets on some models. Overall, it's a casual and chic showing that will surely be embraced by women everywhere, as this collection can easily translate from the runways to the department stores, and ultimately, to the fashionable, chic woman.
Care to share with us your favorite runway look from the Paris fashion week runway shows? Let us know in the comments!
*All photos sourced from FashionGoneRougue