We did it. Fashion Month has officially come to a close with a stellar showing in Paris. Though we’re sad to see it go, some styles from the runway are actually in store now—so there’s shopping to be done. Closing with a Louis Vuitton bang, Paris brought some of the most stunning trends to the table, more than earning their salt this season. From ’80s revivals to cozy teddy bear outerwear, here are the Paris Fashion Week trends you’re about to see everywhere.
Boldest: Futuristic ’80s
Though the ’80s have been seeping into our sartorial repertoire since well, the ’80s, the fall fashion shows brought with them the boldest of bold when it comes to this retro fashion decade. With larger-than-life silhouettes/shoulders, over-the-top ruffles, and technicolor hues, we’re all in on this one. What’s more, we have looks to choose from that will take us from morning meetings to late-night parties to brunch the next morning.
Runway: Miu Miu, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent
Most Wearable: Reinventing the Fisherman Sweater
Designers are re-imagining the classics with this season’s take on the Fisherman sweater. Though it might date back to Irish seamen in the 1800s, everyone from Stella McCartney to Altuzarra took the timeless knitwear number and turned it on its head, creating everything from two-piece sets to leggy sweater dresses.
Runway: Maison Margiela, Stella McCartney, Altuzarra
Most Instagrammable: Colored Sunglasses
For fall, the fashions will be seeing life through rose-tinted glasses. And orange. And yellow. And blue. In fact, prepare to amass quite a collection of rainbow frames after this season is through. Expect this trend to be the fall-mark of a good selfie on Instagram come September.
Runway: Christian Dior, Altuzarra, Balenciaga
Most Absurd: Over-the-Top Excess Layering
Ok, we’re all for keeping warm with layers, but designers took it to the next level this season, piling on so many pieces of outerwear that we’re surprised the models could even move their arms. From tops and hoodies to three jackets or more, it was clear that it will be the more the merrier when it comes to layering for fall.
Runway: Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Sacai
Most Unexpected: Gigantic Bags
In an age where minimalist fashion has reigned supreme for the past few years, we’re going over-the-top for fall, especially when it comes to our bags. At least, if designers like Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga, and Carven have anything to say about it. Some of these up-and-coming tote bags were so large that they skimmed the ground and—to be sure—we definitely could fit at least one of us inside.
Runway: Carven, Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga
Most Likely to Fall in Love With: Teddy Bear Outerwear
You’ve never been as cozy as you will be wearing inside-out shearling outerwear. Designers didn’t play it safe this season, debuting everything from knee-length coats with contrasting textures to full pullover tops that make you feel exactly like a real-life teddy bear.
Runway: Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Isabel Marant