The Most Inspiring Trends from Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016

Joanna Elizabeth

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Published March 11, 2016

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After four cities and four weeks, the last word for the fall-winter 2016 previews is left up to Paris, and the French collections had plenty to say. From the Parisian cool of Isabel Marant to Chanel’s timeless tweeds, we found four trends that are sure to be everywhere next season. See what looks you can wear now in our roundup of fall 2016 trends from Paris.

Biker Babe

Chloe Fall / Winter 2016
Chloe Fall / Winter 2016

Get ready for a ride with the fall 2016 collections. At Paris Fashion Week, designers embraced biker chic styles ranging from leather jackets to leather pants and boxy shapes. At Chloe, creative director Clare Waight Keller was inspired by the work of Anne-France Dautheville, a writer who traveled on a motorcycle through Europe and parts of the Middle East for one free-spirited collection.

Elie Saab Fall / Winter 2016
Elie Saab Fall / Winter 2016

Biker BabeElie Saab moved his woman in a more youthful direction with an outing of leather jackets layered over romantic dresses and skirts. Adorned with fringe and florals, his fall-winter 2016 collection was rock and roll chic.

Anthony Vaccarello Fall / Winter 2016
Anthony Vaccarello Fall / Winter 2016

Biker Babe–Designer Anthony Vaccarello is known for his high hemlines, and for fall-winter 2016, he took on the biker trend with embellished leather jackets and lace-up mini skirts.

Mugler Fall / Winter 2016
Mugler Fall / Winter 2016

Biker BabeMugler’s David Koma embraced the biker trend with boxy jackets featuring crocodile treatment at the collar. Paired with slim-fit pants and partially sheer shirts, these looks are beyond sexy.

80’s Revival

Isabel Marant Fall / Winter 2016
Isabel Marant Fall / Winter 2016

At Paris Fashion Week fall-winter 2016, designers looked to the recent past with looks inspired by the 1980’s. From puffed shoulders to flouncy silhouettes, see the new power dressing for the 21st century. Isabel Marant led the charge with an outing of strong shoulders appearing on oversized sweaters and coats.

Lanvin Fall / Winter 2016
Lanvin Fall / Winter 2016

80’s Revival–With Alber Elbaz’s recent exit from Lanvin, the French brand presented a collection full of 1980’s silhouettes including flouncy skirts and defined shoulders.

Saint Laurent Fall / Winter 2016
Saint Laurent Fall / Winter 2016

80’s Revival–At Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane held a surprise couture showing for the fall-winter 2016 season. The designer embraced 1980’s inspired silhouettes with party girl mini skirts and colorful, wide belts.

Balenciaga Fall / Winter 2016
Balenciaga Fall / Winter 2016

80’s Revival–Making his debut at Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia also brought some 1980’s inspired silhouettes to the brand’s fall-winter 2016 show. The designer focused on plaid suiting and sculpted sweaters for the collection.

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