Now that Fashion Month has come and gone, and we have taken a look at the trends from Milan and New York, it’s now Paris’ turn. From Dior to Louis Vuitton, check out four of the best trends from spring-summer 2015 runway shows below.
While 70s inspired looks seemed like a common theme throughout Fashion Month, the designers at Paris paid special attention to the decade with everything from wide-legged pants to kitschy floral prints like a Celine’s spring runway show featuring designs by Phoebe Philo.
Nicolas Ghesquière continued where his fall collection for Louis Vuitton left off for the French fashion house’s spring 2015 outing. Ruffled dresses and retro color combinations brought a seventies twist to the LV woman’s wardrobe.
Platform sandals, leather jackets and boat hats were all trademarks of the decade, and also made an appearance at Saint Laurent’s rock and roll enthused runway show featuring designs by Hedi Slimane.
Elie Saab took his show-goers on an underwater adventure for spring with ombre effects and a green/blue color palette. But the 70s were also a major source for the Lebanese designer with wide-cut trousers, fluid maxi dresses and high slits.
Prints got optical at the spring collections with some labels showing striped looks. From traditional black and white to almost a rainbow combination of hues, the pattern took the spotlight during Paris Fashion Week. At Balmain, Olivier Rousteing created colorful jumpsuits and dresses with multi-colored stripes.
At Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci presented a gothic outing for spring, featuring short and flirty dresses as well as cross motifs. But black and white stripes were also a focus for the designer.
French designer and one of the last true showman in fashion, Jean Paul Gaultier, presented his final ready-to-wear collection at Paris Fashion Week for spring. Amongst his greatest hits included striped suits and pants.
The spring runway show at Giambattista Valli also tapped into the stripe trend with a slightly seventies vibe. From vertical to horizontal, the Valli band of girls also wore bands decorated randomly on their trousers.
Gorgeous ladylike lace took over the spring runways at Paris Fashion Week. From traditional white to pastel hues to even seductive black, the timeless style made a comeback for the new season. At Elie Saab, the Lebanese designer created elegant gowns in the fabrication.
Chloe creative director Clare Waight Keller paid homage to folklore with a bohemian collection that focused on airy silhouettes, long gowns and also daytime dresses in lace.
Valentino’s collection was inspired by great artwork and architecture from the 18th century, but the lace looks they produced for the label’s spring show were elegantly modern for today’s woman.
Lace also was featured in Louis Vuitton’s spring show, paired with printed trousers in white or color. A seventies vibe brought a retro look to the outfits.
Demureness pushed back at sexy and glamorous fashion at the Paris runway shows. At Dior, Raf Simons led the charge with looks inspired by 18-century court attire. Edwardian necklines showed that skin was not in for this fashion house.
Sarah Burton was inspired by her own collection of kimonos for Alexander McQueen’s spring 2015 outing. The formality and tradition of the Japanese clothing item was translated into high necklines.
At Valentino, high necklines tied into the demure 18th-century inspired designs. Crisp white shirts with collars were paired with romantic skirts.
Louis Vuitton offered high collars for its spring runway show with daytime looks that had a late sixties/early seventies vibe.