That's a wrap for fashion month, folks. The Spring 2020 show season officially drew to a close on Tuesday evening. Things ended on a high note, thanks to a whirlwind Paris Fashion Week that included important reminders about climate change from Marine Serre and Stella McCartney, a handful of jaw-dropping sets and a catwalk crasher at Chanel.
Followers of the seasonal collections will certainly find a few familiar themes: Hedi Slimane's Celine took us back to the '70s when Parisian girls — and their effortless silk separates — were the envy of the world. Elsewhere in the city, Thom Browne invited the fashion folk to the gardens of Versailles, trees were planted at Dior and Dries Van Noten and Christian Lacroix secretly teamed up on a memorable maximalist range.
Before we wrap up our show coverage for the Spring 2020 season, let's take a look at what trends you'll be wearing six months down the line, via Paris.
Flowers of all kinds proved to be a big hit with designers in Paris. Dior opted for a print that resembled a floral arrangement that you might have picked from your garden. Comme des Garçons went over-the-top with 3-D roses, and Givenchy took the regal route with dresses bursting with bouquets of embroidered blooms.
Rainbow Graphic Prints
From checkerboard to polka dots, designers punctuated their collections with eye-catching patterns using a rainbow color palette. Some, like Lanvin, spliced the bright prints together for double the drama. Others, like Paco Rabanne and Rokh, lent some excitement to preppy polos with bold stripes.
Your panty line was once a thing to be disguised, but this season's transparency trend means that bras and knickers have been on display almost everywhere you look. From a barely-there dress at Loewe to a see-through tulle skirt at Valentino; and from Dior's diaphanous frocks to Nina Ricci's organza blouses, opacity is no longer a requirement for clothing.
Head-to-Toe Black Leather
Designers ushered in a literal golden age, complete with gilded gowns and glimmering pleated skirts. The luminous, rich-looking shade made several appearances across labels like Balenciaga, Celine, Rochas and Saint Laurent, proving that extravagance is alive and well.
Delicate French lace and its sturdy cousin, broderie anglais (embroidery with eyelet and cutwork designs), were all over the runways in Paris. Loewe's warm-weather range made notable use of the latter with wispy dresses and ruffle-collared tunics. Meanwhile, Junya Watanabe employed the former to soften up a traditional trench coat.
Intentional holes cropped up in numerous Spring 2020 collections. There were bagel-sized circle cutouts at Paco Rabanne, Stella McCartney and Off-White. We also spotted the trend at Balmain, Guy LaRoche and Maison Margiela.
All About Shorts
Forget skirts and loose-fitting trousers, because next season is all about shorts. From mom-approved Bermudas to cheeky hot pants, brands like Chanel and Isabel Marant offered many iterations of the summertime staple.