As the old saying goes, it ain't over 'til Paris sings. And wouldn't you know it, Paris sang her final note yesterday, bringing an end to the whirlwind that was Spring 2016 Fashion Month. With the shows complete, it's time to take a look at what the designers in the City of Light are offering for your wardrobe next season. So, if you're interested in the biggest trends, look no further.
Stay tuned tomorrow to see how the season panned out. But for now, let's take a look at the trends that defined the Paris shows for spring 2016.
It's hard to sum up the '90s in one word, and the spring looks inspired by the decade proved just that. Grunge? Minimal? Parisian designers managed to capture it all.
A trend with an Old English spin, voluminous sleeves have been everywhere this season — thanks in large part to designers inspired by Victoriana — but no city saw more of them than Paris.
Mack the Knife
Whether on a kilt or splashed all over a garment, knife pleats were the leading edge in Paris.
There was a distinct rocker vibe to many collections in Paris — some skewed more Bowie, others channeled the '80s mega rock stars. Either way, we wouldn't be too surprised to see a guitar strapped to any of these looks.
Black is usually the story in Paris (and believe us, it still is), but it's hardly a trend if it happens every season. For spring, the city is lightening up a bit, and designers seemed to favor parades of all-white looks.
Hidden Hawaiian Prints
Palm frond prints are typically seen on Hawaiian shirts and the like, but things are a bit different in Paris for spring. If you're into a jacket with this friendly print, then you're in for a treat.
Looks adorned with bows — and there were many — stepped away from the overtly feminine and more towards a relaxed and floppy feel. Ruffles have been experiencing the same thing for spring in every Fashion Month city.
For more spring 2016 trends, click here.
All photos from Imaxtree or from the brand.