Paris fashion week ran from September 23 – October 1st. This event displayed the upcoming trends from the top designers for the Spring and Summer 2020 season. Paris Fashion week occurs twice a year during February/March and September/October seasons. Every season has its memorable mentions but we noticed that show-stopping hair and makeup also made an impact. We’ll highlight some of the hottest trends that you may or may not want to follow depending on your interests.
The start of the show included embellished brows, jewel-tone lips, and messy hair. Hey, if you get lazy with your outfits these are great ways to get noticed! 1970s hair made quite a statement with models wearing long center parts, shags, and afros while walking the runway.
Celine designer Hedi Slimane’s show paid homage to the psychedelic era of the 1960s and 70s with denim stealing the show. This Celine collection was home territory for the designer, and he systematically focused on making a wardrobe with bootcut jeans, blazers, pleated silk dresses, aviator sunglass, and hippy jackets featuring a suede and oversized fur.
For the dressier side of the spring season; trippy, flower-power infused silk separates with glittering gold lamé and embroidered dresses paired with denim belts and oversized jackets highlighted the show.
April showers are a real thing! As spring is the time for raincoats, much plastic clothing was worn throughout the show, of course in a fashionable way! Speaking of when nature calls – to present her Spring Summer 2020 collection, Italian fashion designer and creative director of Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri, turned to nature for inspiration. This designer has been observant of the current climate crisis and the earth’s precious resources.
She created a runway in the middle of a secret woodland garden with models walking between trees. The show’s guests – including Jennifer Lawrence, Karlie Kloss to name a few – sat among the rose-garden-meets-forest, in what is likely to be the most enchanting of this season’s show sets. Dior focused on florals and feminine fairy tail romantic dresses. The patterns on the clothing were influenced by the 17th-century German botanist. Models wore low brimmed hats, with many sporting long hair in braids.
The classic polka dot never goes out of fashion, however, not to compete with classic plaids. We also noticed this trend on the runways at New York fashion week, as tulle gowns and soft flowy fabrics peppered with polka dots featured heavily. We’re likely seeing this trend time and time again because it’s so fun and easy to wear. It’s a versatile pattern that complements traditional, retro-inspired and avant-garde designs.
On the runway, Rodarte featured various inverted black and white polka dot prints intertwined on draped dresses, while Carolina Herrera made a bold statement with large black and white polka dots in mini silhouettes, to be released for the Spring 2020 season. Michael Kors also featured the dots in addition to their stand out preppy plaid.
Maxmara dominated in plaid showing off what they are best known for; blazers and suits. Speaking of which, the blazer will be all the rage for the 2020 season. The three-piece suit is another classic staple to look forward to next year. Get your briefcases ready, ladies!