When the month of Fashion came to an end in Paris, all were left not teary eyed, but with a bag full of fashion trends that they can follow and inspire people with. The season was splendid and had everyone in awe and appreciation, right from New York to Milan. The Top Five trends that rule this season of the Paris Fashion Week are:
The Spring Summer season is that time of the year when everyone comes out of their closet and starts a new trend. Although many designers present their collection at one of the most renowned Fashion Weeks, there is a similarity that prevails in their core theme. May be, it is the effect of the season. This time too, there was something that connected most of them and it was the metallic theme. Shine was the ‘in’ thing this year and it was presented in all new Avatar. Shine became luxurious as it came accompanied with rich brocades, gold embroidery, lavish lames, etc. While Alber Elbaz had metallic materials used in sportswear inspired outing, Gareth Pugh had silver metallic inspired from science fiction.
There can nothing be as feminine and cool as pleated skirts. They have remained in fashion since their introduction in the earlier times. Paris Fashion Week too got its share of pleats this year offering a broad range of both masculine as well as feminine looks. This was visible in the androgynous outing by Haider Ackermann who used pleats for the collection of this season. Pleats embellishments by Alber Elbaz or the schoolgirl uniform by Viktor & Rolf topped the season with luxury and richness. Based on her inspiration from the vintage pictures of graffiti, Phoebe Philo paired colourful patterns with pleated skirts.
Shirts never go out of fashion. This year’s spotlight at the Parish Fashion Week was taken by the classic shirts, be it the feminine ones or those with soft materials or elongated silhouettes, everything spoke of them. While Petter Copping presented a collection of white shirts that were a treat for the eyes, Hedi Slimane showcased slightly eighties jackets inspired from menswear, which offered androgynous vibe to the show. Christophe too introduced easy silhouettes that had white shirts combined with slouchy pants or leather jackets. They made a statement in every respect. Alexander Wang contrasted the structure with those of relaxed designs, like the white shirt dress.
Art work is a source of inspiration forever. The Spring Summer collection by Chanel or the colourful gardens inspired prints by Elie Saab had something inspired from prints. The collection by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim spread the awareness on the drawbacks of overfishing.
Stripes seem to be a very simple print. However, designers at Paris Fashion Week made them look the next trend to look for with their embellished collection, be it Olivier Rousteing, who brought the nineties flair or tribal inspired outing by Givenchy. Sarah Burton too showcased warrior like designs by featuring multi coloured beading, silver helmets and leather accents.