After New York, London and Milan, Paris Fashion Week gave us the last piece of the puzzle when it comes to the hot trends for fall. The retro vibe seen at Fashion Week in the past month stuck around, but French designers added a bit more sophistication to the fall trends.
Check out the most important Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015 trends in order to get the full picture of what’s hot this year. From red ruling the runways to pastels and prints, here are the major things to look for when you’re putting together your cold weather wardrobe this year.
As red has already proven, it’s the new fall neutral. However, the Parisian runways didn’t just stick to dyed fabrics, instead showcasing red with a lot of textures, from sequins and crystals to delicate embroidery.
Givenchy, Nina Ricci and Elie Saab took the red trend the farthest, but deep shades of red were part of many collections.
The off shoulder look is one of the biggest Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015 trends, but many designers have played with different asymmetrical designs and cut outs on the torso. Stella McCartney, Lanvin, Saint Lauren, Andrew GN, and John Galliano created some of the most eye-grabbing designs by using plays on the asymmetrical look.
Mini Skirts and Short Dresses
From the little black dress that lets you bare your legs to mini skirts inspired by the ‘70s style revival, the Paris runways showed off plenty of leg. Anthony Vaccarello, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Dior, and Carven made the biggest push for really short outfits for fall, and oversized coats make it a bit more suited for your fall looks.
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Cocooning shapes and volumes for outerwear is one of the biggest Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015 trends. If you like your coats big and dramatic, you’ll love the options for this fall. Look for big coats with big details, from wide sleeves to drop shoulders. Balenciaga, Dior, Stella McCartney, and Acne Studios created some of the most memorable looks with oversized coats.
There is no bigger and better trendy statement than fringe for Fall 2015. After making a big impact at New York Fashion Week, then London and Milan, fringe is turning out to be the biggest trend of the season. From fringed skirts to dresses and tops, you can find plenty of fringe inspirations in collections from Chanel, Balmain, Valentino, and Isabel Marant.
While red was the main pop of color on the runways, pastels also ended up as one of the most important Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015 trends. Softer hues showed up in collections from Roland Mouret, Vionnet, Rochas, Louis Vuitton, and Carven, making a strong case for a more understated approach to fall looks.
Wide Belts and Waist Detailing
Emphasizing your waist is definitely a big trend for fall. Wide belts were also on display on the catwalk in Milan, but the Parisian runways showcased a lot more innovation when it comes to showing off a small waist. From belts to drawstrings, Stella McCartney, Lanvin, Givenchy, Balmain, and Vionnet paid a lot of attention to the waist area.
Whether you’re looking for the classic tweed look or a mode modern approach to plaid, checkers turned out to be one of the most prevalent Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015 trends. Chanel, Acne, Chloé, and Balenciaga proved that daring plaids are definitely here to stay for fall.
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If mini skirts or shorts dresses are not your thing, you’re going to be spoiled for choice when it comes to attention grabbing trousers too. From metallic pants to sequined ones, statement trousers are definitely shaping up to be one of the coolest fall trends. Loewe, Sonia Rykiel and Giambattista Valli had some of the best designs on the runways.
Luxe Floral Prints
Brocade made a strong statement at London Fashion Week as well, but designers really went all out with floral embellishments and luxe fabric prints in Paris. Whether abstract or more realistic, floral prints are one of the coolest Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015 trends, as evidenced in collections from Céline, Valentino, Carven, Dries Van Noten, and Elie Saab.