The dust has settled on the S/S 16 runways, but we’re still feeling the effects of everything we saw and lusted after in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. As such, we culled the themes, silhouettes, and pieces we predict will make the most impact come next season. From delicate lacy slips to exuberant fringes, keep reading for 10 must-know trends for spring!
Bare shoulders and collarbones abounded on the spring runways. Off-the-shoulder tops, cutout gowns, and angular necklines made their way onto the catwalk in all four cities. We think the latter feels particularly fresh.
Traces of boudoir dressing were found in sleek nightgowns at Calvin Klein Collection and a statement pajama shirt at Alexander Wang, but we’re also gravitating toward the slip dresses with trims of lace, especially when paired with an unexpected utility boot, as seen at Céline.
It wouldn’t be spring without a pleat or two, and these micro versions are especially feminine-feeling
On the subject of spring mainstays, we can’t imagine sauntering into the season without having romantic ruffles to accompany us, and thanks to the S/S 16 runways, we won’t have to.
For spring, designers clearly were inspired by the ultimate beach bum. If we can’t actually quit our daily gigs to bartend in Bali or make jewelry in Maui, we’ll at least look like we did next season, thanks to the amount of batik, tie-dye, Baha pullovers, and loose linen coming down the pike.
Designers took to the luau for inspiration this spring, with fun floral, pineapple, and palm-tree prints and even the occasional lei or flower tucked behind the ear.
Pajama dressing was taken to whole new—and very literal—level at New York Fashion Week, evidenced by the amount of sleepwear-as-daywear we spotted. From crisp PJ-style sets at Thakoon, lingerie-inspired pieces at Givenchy, and nightie dresses at Prabal Gurung, we’ll all be sleeping in our clothes this spring.
Perhaps taking cues from what was popular in the retail world this summer, more than a few designers showcased tops and dresses with cold shoulder silhouettes for Spring 2016
Once upon a time, the thought of shiny gold attire called to mind glitzy grandmas or Las Vegas party girls. However, thanks to an especially strong showing on Spring 2016 runways, shiny gold fabric is poised to be a seasonal standout. At Karen Walker, lamé-like leather stole the show, while DVF opted for a softer gold gossamer. At Alice and Olivia, a gold sequin dress was paired with flat sandals, accentuating its wearability.
Fringe has trended for enough seasons now that it wouldn’t generally peak our interest, but for spring 2016, almost every designer who used this swingy embellishment decided that the hem was the right place to do it.
You’ll have to excuse the saying, but orange is the new black for spring 2016. The color can add a pop to any garment, it gets downright shocking when covering the entire body. Still, the bright hue was a popular choice in New York.