The Top 9 Runway Trends From the Spring 2018 Shows

Fanny packs, logos and Canadian tuxedos are all sticking around for at least another season, folks.

The end of the fashion month is bittersweet: When the finale of a non-stop whirlwind of new collections coincides with the sigh of relief that life can resume as normal, it can result in complicated emotions, even for those of us in the thick of it. And just like that, another four crazy fashion weeks have passed us by, and it's hard to remember where the time went.

Thousands of looks have come down the runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris, and in the blur of all of these clothing and accessories, we've put together a handy guide to the top trends we anticipate hitting it big next season. Scroll through to see what designers are thinking for spring. We'll see you at the Fall 2018 shows!

Fanny Packs

(L-R): Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Anrealage, Cividini and Vivienne Tam. Photos: Imaxtree

As far as Spring 2018 is concerned, this is the fanny pack's world and we're just living in it. Need proof? The street style set got a huge head start on this trend, opting to sling them over their shoulders for a statement in each of the four cities. (Gucci's version, however, emerged as a crowd favorite.) 


(L-R): Balenciaga, Loewe, Versace, Balmain and Moschino. Photos: Imaxtree

From the new Lanvin to Gucci to Louis Vuitton, fashion's obsession with logos — in both subtle and big, bold iterations — is here to stay.

Sheer Top Layers

(L-R): Ralph & Russo, Pringle of Scotland, Dries Van Noten, Anya Hindmarch and Christopher Kane. Photos: Imaxtree

In need of a light, transitional wrap for spring? Look no further than the sheer coverage provided by designers for the upcoming season that allows you to show as much (or as little) skin as you want, depending on what you layer underneath.

Head-to-Toe Denim

(L-R): Chanel, Rosella Jardini, Fendi, Unravel and Dior. Photos: Imaxtree

The Canadian tuxedo has been back on-trend for the past few seasons, and it doesn't appear that all-over denim is going away any time soon. The good news is that designers are getting more creative with the look; whether you prefer acid-wash '80s styles or something dark, crisp and tailored, you'll have plenty of options from which to pick.

Sweet Pastels

(L-R): Jasper Conran, Chloé, Acne Studios, Blumarine and Roberto Cavalli. Photos: Imaxtree

The hot designer take on color for spring was pastel. Groundbreaking, we know. While this isn't exactly surprising, more labels than ever wanted in on the softer side of the color spectrum. 

All Pink Everything (Yes, Still)

(L-R): Sies Marjan, Alexander McQueen, Angel Chen, Jason Wu and John Galliano. Photos: Imaxtree

If you invested in a super-trendy pink piece over the past year, do not tuck it away just yet. In fact, pink may be the one thing that millennials aren't killing, as it popped up on the runways in every shade imaginable — from pale, rosy hues to loud neons.


(L-R): Nina Ricci, Sachin + Babi, Salvatore Ferragamo, John Paul Ataker and Calvin Klein. Photos: Imaxtree

Grab yourself a comb, folks: High-maintenance fringe was the statement of the season. Think you can handle it without getting tangled? We wish you luck.


(L-R): Arthur Arbesser, Isabel Marant, Valentino, Peter Pilotto and Emporio Armani. Photos: Imaxtree

Sporty, utilitarian drawstrings were a very popular decorative element for spring, proving that form doesn't always follow function.

Vertical Stripes

(L-R): Monse, Givenchy, Altuzarra, Sonia Rykiel and Missoni. Photos: Imaxtree

Vertical stripes will draw the eye up for spring — which is both stylish and flattering. If you'd like to really master the trend, keep this tip at top of mind: The more graphic the stripe, the better.

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