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BIGGEST #TRENDS FROM THE SPRING 2016 #FASHIONWEEK RUNWAYS

October 13, 2015

After four long weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris, the spring 2016 collections have finally come to a close. There were ups and there were downs, but most importantly, there were trends — a whole lot of them, actually. We’ve already covered what each city specialized in this month, and now it’s time to take a look at the bigger picture. You may remember that the biggest trend of fall 2015 was the ’70s, and while this did continue into spring, the nostalgia was a little more spread out this time around. For those of you who aren’t as enamored with all things retro, don’t fret — there was a lot more to the season than simply looking to the past. Read on to get a full rundown on spring’s top trends.

90s
90s Paris Fashion Week, Trends
Fashion is feeling pretty nostalgic these days, but of the decades referenced this season, the ’90s were the biggest story — especially in Paris. Rave culture, minimalism, grunge and fanny packs all made appearances. You have been warned.

RUFFLES
Ruffles, Paris Fashion Week, Trends, London Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week
Ruffles lined garments on an impressive number of catwalks. They came in many shapes and sizes, but most designers used them sparsely — and to great effect.

SHOULDER CUTOUTS
Shoulder cutouts, Paris Fashion Week, Trends, London Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week

OFF THE SHOULDER
OFF THE Shoulder, Paris Fashion Week, Trends, London Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week

ASYMMETRICAL NECKLINES
Asymmetrical necklines, Paris Fashion Week, Trends, London Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week

CRUMPLED FABRIC
CRUMPLED FABRIC, Paris Fashion Week, Trends, London Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week
Ironing can be a bit of a hassle (especially if you’re bad at it), but even if you’re a pro, there is probably a more productive way to spend your time in the morning. Luckily, the answer to this is simple: pre-creased and rumpled clothing, of course.

MICRO PLEATS
MICRO PLEATS, Paris Fashion Week, Trends, London Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week
In a season where pleats were a big story, many designers sculpted their spring silhouettes through micro pleats.

VICTORIAN
VICTORIAN, Paris Fashion Week, Trends, London Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week
High necks, ruffles, bows and broderie anglaise were just a few of the common elements for one of spring’s most popular trends — Victorian-inspired looks. This is one you may recall being popular for fall 2015 as well.

TRAILING TASSELS
TRAILING TASSELS, Paris Fashion Week, Trends, London Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week
Like a tail trailing from a comet, tassels (wide, thin, fabric, string, etc.) seemed to adorn every other look on the runway. Some were the result of a bow or some other utilitarian knot, others were just there for decoration. Either way, they left an impression.

PAJAMA DRESSING
PAJAMA DRESSING, Paris Fashion Week, Trends, London Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week
You know that feeling after you get home from work and change into your comfiest clothes? Designers clearly want this to be a constant sensation for their customers come spring, and they showed more than enough daytime pajama options for everyone.

LATIN INFLUENCE
LATIN INFLUENCE, Paris Fashion Week, Trends, London Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week
Ruffles, flamenco skirts and the color red came together in the many Spanish-inspired looks for spring 2016.

DECONSTRUCTED OXFORDS
DECONSTRUCTED OXFORDS, Paris Fashion Week, Trends, London Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week
There was a time when humans believed that there were only so many ways to wear an Oxford shirt. That time was before spring 2016, as designers showed endless creativity with this staple garment. Warning: Not all of them are work appropriate.

Original article by Dana Kruspe (FASHIONISTA)

All photos from Imaxtree, Fashionista or from the brand.

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