We made it friends, the long marathon of runways, models, and mayhem has finally concluded, and what’s left for all of us fashion bloggers to pick up are the pieces of trends that we’ve discovered along the way. This Spring is shaping up to be one of fun and fancy, with a little fringe thrown in for old time’s sake. Designers took chances, some of which we can foresee strutting the streets of Texas in the months to come, and others which may be better suited for internet archives. But since we’re not ones to dwell on the negative, here are the big moments that we’ll be reliving in our minds until Spring rolls around.
1. Lite Brite
Colors were shockingly bold this season, even for Spring collections. Neon yellows, pinks, and red-hot reds were all over the place, as we can see here from Jason Wu, Alexander McQueen, and Elie Saab, in order. Took our breath away!
2. Under the Sea
The two most literal translations of the aquatic trend were Chanel and Versace, featured above, but the overall trend could be seen in various shows in more subtle interpretations. It was all about the way the fabric moved, glided, and flowed effortlessly, and we loved it!
3. Orange You Glad?
While neon was hot, orange in all shades and flavors dominated the runways from New York to Paris. In these looks from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, and Paco Rabanne, we see three very different dresses, all pulling from the same color palette and yet achieving entirely different styles.
4. Fringe Benefits
I must say, designers this season managed to take a very outdated, matronly style like fringe and turn it into a sexy, urban chic that must be a part of your wardrobe next Spring. Gucci and Ralph Lauren showed us two very different moods with their takes on fringe, but the effect for both was stunning.
5. Hello, Florals! Hello, Prints!
While the fact that florals and prints are in for Spring isn’t necessarily shocking, the sheer vibrancy with which shows such as Dolce & Gabbana, Mary Katrantzou, and Prabal Gurung presented this trend was precisely what made it, well, a trend. For Spring, fading into the background is simply not an option.