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SS2016 Paris Trends

Nov 02, 15 SS2016 Paris Trends

The main and unconditional trend of the next summer, on which this time agreed all four fashion capitals, is shoulders. Designers unanimously proclaimed open shoulders as a new décolleté. Variations of this theme can be found in virtually every spring-summer collection, with the exception of Rick Owens, who went his own, obscure to even the most discerning fashionistas, way.




The color palette defined by the Parisians for the coming spring and summer stays classically-unchanged. French tricolor is above the moods of fashion, while and its seasonal fluctuations towards either exotic fuchsia or canary yellow are only temporary and not very successful designers’ attempts to wake up in conservatory northerners a love to colors.

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If a few years back we all thought that the underwear-inspired style has finally gone forever, collection presented at Paris prêt-à-porter week in October has undoubtedly resurrected it. Though, inspired by Victorian time white shorts from Raf Simons (Christian Dior) and a delicate, alas, the last for Alexander Wang fashion show in Balenciaga of the “outer lingerie” linen shades of ivory, will satisfy even the most ardent opponents of slips for social events.


It is official: denim clothing is no longer reserved for the case when there is “nothing else to wear.” Nowadays almost couture pieces are created from the “jean”! Just look at the caftan from the latest collection of Alexander McQueen with terrific hand embroidery. In addition, French designers hint us, that it is time to expand fashion horizons, not limiting to common jeans pants: you can wear whatever you like from denim, be it a dress, a shirt or astronaut suite inspired overalls.


Gone are the days when a name of a brand stamped in big letters on the clothes was considered as a “mauvais ton”. Publicly declaring what you are wearing becomes a sign of individuality. Dresses from the Spring-Summer collection of Alber Elbaz are abound with logo prints and other signatures of Lanvin, accusing whom of a bad taste is like calling the pink Vichy check Brigitte Bardot’s wedding dress a house robe.


Whatever you think of a net, the designers just did not leave us a chance to avoid it in the new season! Along with open shoulders, net-looks with varying degrees of transparency, became a leitmotif of Paris fashion week collections. The good news: the focus has shifted from sport to futurism and high technology. Take a look at the images of the modern amazons from Balmain to make sure: “net is chic”.


Another controversial trend from the past – fringe – has changed the orientation, becoming a perfect accessory to the very in vogue now eclectic look. If previously threaded tassels were automatically associated with ethno, now it is not so evident.


Loose trousers (slacks) replaced pants-pipes as a “light” version of the very Parisian, but not always successfully exported, “oversize” theme. Comes to mind as well the legendary Saint Laurent’s tuxedo, which made to the women fashion about the same as Dior’s new look, but with the opposite sign. In the new season waist goes higher, leaving the width of the belt at your discretion. The rule is only one: the look is supposed to be effortless and maximally relaxed.


It would be wrong to assume that leather is a prerogative of the fall-winter season. In addition on catwalks reign their own climatic conditions, rarely matching the calendar ones. Feel free to restock your summer wardrobe with looks made of this cozy organic material abound in the collections of this fashion week.


Free flowing dresses to the ankles or below is a must have of the next summer. It’s so pleasant to go out of town in it for a picnic, to walk barefoot on the sand and feel infinitely feminine and mysterious. Creating sundresses, the designers decided to go beyond the dictates of color restraint and spilled on the fabric a mix of all the rainbow colors. After all, the summer is the best time for crazy things, and the wardrobe is no exception, right?