8 Breakout Trends From Paris Fashion Week

Bike shorts, vinyl and scarves close out Fashion Month.
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Bike shorts, vinyl and scarves close out Fashion Month.

Paris is over, and with it, fashion week ends for spring 2018. Below, take a look at what Paris's designers had to say for trends next season, but stay tuned tomorrow for a wrap up on fashion month as a whole. Let's get started!

BIKE SHORTS

(L-R): Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci, Vanessa Seward, Atlein and Off-White. Photo: Imaxtree

(L-R): Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci, Vanessa Seward, Atlein and Off-White. Photo: Imaxtree

Bike shorts, Bermuda shorts — whatever you want to call them — made a play for the big trend of Paris fashion week. We're not going to lie, this one is a tough sell.

VINYL

(L-R): Christian Dior, Balmain, Aalto, Sonia Rykiel and Isabel Marant. Photo: Imaxtree

(L-R): Christian Dior, Balmain, Aalto, Sonia Rykiel and Isabel Marant. Photo: Imaxtree

Patent leather and vinyl are the perfect counterpoint to the typical airy fare of spring. Designers are embracing it big time.

FEATHERS

(L-R): Nina Ricci, Maison Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester, Proenza Schouler and Rodarte. Photo: Imaxtree

(L-R): Nina Ricci, Maison Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester, Proenza Schouler and Rodarte. Photo: Imaxtree

Ostrich feathers floated as light as air down the catwalks of Paris.

SEQUINS

(L-R): Giambattista Valli, Each x Other, Redemption, Balmain and Leonard. Photo: Imaxtree

(L-R): Giambattista Valli, Each x Other, Redemption, Balmain and Leonard. Photo: Imaxtree

Sequins were another big story, just as they were in Milan. These were not the soft and delicate looks from the Italian city, but instead came in the form of powerful statement suits.

COUTURE VOLUME

(L-R): Lutz Huelle, Rochas, Andrew Gn, Baleniaga and Anrealage. Photo: Imaxtree

(L-R): Lutz Huelle, Rochas, Andrew Gn, Baleniaga and Anrealage. Photo: Imaxtree

Voluminous couture shapes were a big hit on the Paris runways. More is more.

BUSTIER

(L-R): Mugler, Esteban Cortezar, Emanual Ungaro, Uma Wang and Olivier Theyskens. Photo: Imaxtree

(L-R): Mugler, Esteban Cortezar, Emanual Ungaro, Uma Wang and Olivier Theyskens. Photo: Imaxtree

The bustier — a classic lingerie item — it back in fashion in Paris. Not since the release of "Moulin Rouge!" have we seen so many.

FRINGE

(L-R): Stella McCartney, Paco Rabanne, Chanel, Nina Ricci and Elie Saab. Photo: Imaxtree

(L-R): Stella McCartney, Paco Rabanne, Chanel, Nina Ricci and Elie Saab. Photo: Imaxtree

When Paris -based designers did fringe, they really went for it. This one is shaping up to be the high-maintenance look for spring.

SCARVES

(L-R): Issey Miyake, Dries Van Noten, Atlein, Christian Wijnants and Veronique Leroy. Photo: Imaxtree

(L-R): Issey Miyake, Dries Van Noten, Atlein, Christian Wijnants and Veronique Leroy. Photo: Imaxtree

We know that Parisian women know 101 ways to wear a scarf, so the plentiful scarf-dressing options come as no surprise.

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