The four major Fashion Week events showcased the coolest trends for Spring and Summer 2016. From the runways of New York and London to Paris and Milan, find out which trends are likely to have a global impact next year.
Check out the best Fashion Week Spring 2016 trends, and decide which ones will make a splash in your own wardrobe come spring. From Victorian inspiration to bows, ruffles and square necklines, here are the biggest trends that deserve your attention.
From lace to high collars, a Victorian influence made a big impact on the runways, both in New York, in collections from Erdem, J.W. Anderson, and Emilia Wickstead, and in London, where the Victorian style influenced collections from Giles, Mother of Pearl, and Simone Rocha.
Whether you’re a romantic or not, this trends is transitioning into a new season, so it’s definitely worth a try.
If you like to show your shoulders, you’ll love one of the best best Fashion Week Spring 2016 trends. In New York, exposed shoulders were a big deal in collections from Proenza Schouler, Givenchy, Jason Wu, and Derek Lam, while in London Natasha Zinko, Peter Pilotto, and Temperley London featured it prominently. At the Paris Fashion Week, shoulder cutouts showed up on the runway at Guy Laroche, Issa, and Andrew Gn.
While color blocking remains a popular trend, at the London Fashion Week it took on a new dimension, as plenty of designers mixed different floral prints. Mary Katrantzou, Jonathan Saunders, Duro Olowu, and Emilia Wickstead.
Definitely one of the best Fashion Week Spring 2016 trends, netting was big both in New York and in London. Alexander Wang, Marchesa, Creatures of the Wind, and Cushnie et Ochs rocked plenty of netting in their collections at NYFW. In London, Paul Smith, Burberry Prorsum, Simone Rocha, and Pringle of Scotland used it in everything from tops to skirts.
At Paris Fashion Week, bows showed up in collections from Lanvin and Maison Margiela to Rochas and Chloe, everywhere from tops to dresses. However, on the more conservative side, British designers like Amanda Wakeley, Christopher Raeburn, and David Koma relegated it to the waist. Whether you opt for an Obi-inspired bow or a more embellished and feminine look, you can’t go wrong with bows in Spring/Summer 2016.
Pinks and Oranges
While red is already making a splash this fall, two of the best Fashion Week Spring 2016 trends are pink and orange. In London, pink, particularly pastel shades of it, had a strong presence on the runways in collections from Ashish, Molly Goddard, Bora Aksu, and Felder Felder, while bright oranges were on full display at Paris Fashion Week, from Altuzarra and Dion Lee to Veronica Beard and Adam Selman.
A Latin influence gave the Victorian one a run for its money, and the most obvious way it showed up at Fashion Week was through ruffles. They had the biggest showing in London, showing up on the runways in collections from Lanvin, J.W. Anderson, and Luisa Beccaria. At Milan Fashion week, elaborate ruffles showed up at Gucci and Roberto Cavalli.
A metallic silver is definitely attention-grabbing, and it’s also one of the best Fashion Week Spring 2016 trends. Silver was a big hit in Europe, gracing the runways of Paris from Louis Vuitton and AF Vandevorst, while in Milan it was a top choice for Philipp Plein, Costume National, and Aquilano.Rimondi.
If you’re looking for a chic trend that feels a bit more edgy without showing too much, square necklines are an excellent trend for spring. Erdem, Opening Ceremony, and Whistles, mixed square necklines with gorgeous floral prints and voluminous sleeves to create a gorgeous Spring/Summer 2016 trend.
Flowy sleeves are among the best Fashion Week Spring 2016 trends, and they made a big splash in Paris and London. Louis Vuitton, Elie Saab, and Christophe Lemaire reinterpreted the trend for the French runways, while Simone Rocha, Erdem, and J.W. Anderson went old-school with big sleeves in London.