It's hard to sum up the '90s in one word, and the spring looks inspired by the decade proved just that. Grunge? Minimal? Parisian designers managed to capture it all.
A trend with an Old English spin, voluminous sleeves have been everywhere this season — thanks in large part to designers inspired by Victoriana — but no city saw more of them than Paris.
MACK THE KNIFE
Whether on a kilt or splashed all over a garment, knife pleats were the leading edge in Paris.
There was a distinct rocker vibe to many collections in Paris — some skewed more Bowie, others channeled the '80s mega rock stars. Either way, we wouldn't be too surprised to see a guitar strapped to any of these looks.
Black is usually the story in Paris (and believe us, it still is), but it's hardly a trend if it happens every season. For spring, the city is lightening up a bit, and designers seemed to favour parades of all-white looks.
HIDDEN HAWAIIAN PRINTS
Palm frond prints are typically seen on Hawaiian shirts and the like, but things are a bit different in Paris for spring. If you're into a jacket with this friendly print, then you're in for a treat.
Looks adorned with bows — and there were many — stepped away from the overtly feminine and more towards a relaxed and floppy feel. Ruffles have been experiencing the same thing for spring in every Fashion Month city.