The sartorial marathon otherwise known as Paris Fashion Week finally drew to a close on Tuesday evening, and designers in the French capital managed to fill an epic nine days with desirable fashion for the upcoming season. As always, the runway remained the place to single out trends; some were a continuation of themes we'd seen before in New York, London, and Milan, though several were unique to the City of Light for Spring 2019.
Followers of the seasonal collections will certainly find a few familiar themes: At Hedi Slimane's freshly accent-less Celine, we witnessed the rebirth of the designer's signature skinny tailoring and super-short party dresses aimed at a new legion of millennial-savvy customers. Elsewhere in the city, Gucci made its Parisian debut, Chanel escaped to the beach and Louis Vuitton went back to the future.
Before we wrap up our show coverage for the Spring 2019 season, let's take a look at what you'll be wearing from Paris six months down the line. Consider this a cheat sheet directly from the experts.
The allure of a well-tailored blazer wasn't lost on designers in Paris —specifically, timeless versions in black topped the popularity list. Wear one tucked into combat trousers as shown at Givenchy for an updated take on the classic wardrobe staple.
Need a vacation in Ibiza, but can't afford the airfare? Look no further than Loewe. Is Egypt more your speed? No problem! Olivier Rousteing's latest Balmain collection comes complete with hieroglyphics. Yearning for an Italian summer romance reminiscent of "Call Me by Your Name"? Altuzarra's spring showing can certainly help you evoke the same feeling — Timothée Chalamet sadly not included.
Following in the footsteps of New York, London, and Milan, Parisian designers singled out netting on the runway. At what's rumored to be Maria Grazia Chiuri's last Dior showing, tops, dresses and even leggings got the fishnet treatment.
Demna Gvasalia continues to lead the charge when it comes to exaggerated shoulder width. At both Vetements (which showed in Paris earlier this year) and Balenciaga, the designer made a convincing case for strong shoulders staying in our wardrobes for yet another season.
As seen in Milan, polka dots will be working their way into heavy rotation come Spring 2019. Throwback to the ‘80s in a puffy Saint Laurent dress or go lady-like in Andrew Gn.
Flowers of all kinds proved another big hit with designers in Paris. From brash to delicate, there’s a bloom to suit every taste.
Along with florals and polka dots, print has emerged as one of next season's biggest trends. Anything goes with this one. Think: logos, digital graphics, kaleidoscopic, and kitschy.
Hedi Slimane's arrival at Celine was a hard pill for fans of his predecessor's aesthetic to swallow, but Philophiles would do well to look to Lemaire, Haider Ackermann and Valentino for neutral tones and sophisticated cuts come Spring. Other pared-down palettes of note: Stella McCartney, Giambattista Valli and Maison Margiela.
On the other end of the spectrum, loud, saturated color remained a critical trend in Paris. Its accompanying styling tip from designers was clear: Wear it head to toe, or don't bother.
From acid to tie-dye, washed-out denim was on runways everywhere. At Isabel Marant, even boots came in it.
Blame it on the Kardashians, but cycling shorts are here to stay. For a more elevated take on the trend, look to Mugler or Chanel's tailored versions with a matching jacket next season.