Paris Fashion Week recap

By: Katrina Gross ~Staff Writer~

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Photo courtesy of | Designer Elie Saab wanted to “add the precious into the everyday” in his SS ’16 line at Paris Fashion Week. His collection consisted of signature florals and lace, the majority being floor length gowns.

In a continuation of coverage of major Spring/Summer ‘16 (SS ‘16) fashions during the month of fashion, a few major trends were seen recently at the famous Paris Fashion Week (PFW). The ever-chic city hosted shows by some of fashion’s most sought-after luxury brands and designers, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and Valentino, among countless other famous names. Despite how vastly different these brands and designers may be, a few commonalities between them have led to some intriguing trends to watch for in SS ‘16.

One of the biggest trends coming from PFW for the spring and summer seasons is dressing in all black. A color traditionally reserved for winter and colder months, fashion experts predict that black will be one of the must-have colors for any fashionista this coming season. Other colors predicted to be popular include extremely vibrant blues and reds, as well as the classic spring color of crisp white.

A fresh idea to look for is the layering of mismatching bright patterns as well as medieval style cuts and patterns for dresses and blouses inspired by the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones.” In addition, PFW shows have included dresses featuring intricate cutout patterns, and layering sheer blouses and maxi-skirts over solid underwear.

Finally, paying homage to the era of peace and love, many designers showed off hippie inspired loose fitting pants and blouses in neutral greens, browns and creams from their lines as well. As fashion month comes to an end, fashionistas across the world have plenty of options when it comes to choosing their SS ‘16 wardrobe. With so many emerging trends from the various fashion weeks, it is safe to say the outfits in the upcoming spring and summer months will be extremely varied and diverse, but stylish nonetheless.