It’s been a few weeks since we ended the shows and I wanted to review the key upcoming Spring 2015 trends for you. It has been decided that since I wasn’t around to live through the 70’s, the seasons upcoming trends will allow me to relive this decade front and center. What I love about what I saw come down the runways is an infused newness for our closets. I saw plenty of covetable pieces across all four cities.

Boho done with a lot of glamour in long flowy dresses and pantaloons.

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Altuzarra, Valentino, Chloe

Fringe continues this sense of ease but adds drama to our existing wardrobe. Whether it played the central theme in a garment, or was used as embellishment, there were diverse uses of this trend.

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Proenza Schouler, Paul Smith, Rochas

We’ve been seeing a subtle shift away from the skinny skinny leg and are seeing women embrace bell bottoms and wider legs again. Keeping in line, as we move into separates dressing, pants are showing up in more collections.

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Celine, Christopher Kane, Thom Browne

Lace adds softness and femininity to any wardrobe and we saw this trend done subtly and with a lot of embellishment.

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Dolce and Gabbana, Lanvin, MSGM

Even though leather isn’t a true spring fabric, we can blame global warming for needing our coats all the way into May in many parts of the world. There was a particularly fresh use of leather as an eyelet skirt at Altuzarra.

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Altuzarra, Carven, Givenchy

The next two trends have the designers sending us a clear message – get in shape. The Spring 2015 woman is all about embracing her sexuality and not being shy. Plunging necklines swooped dangerously low at quite a few shows. Time to run out and grab the Cellcosmet bust cream.

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Acne, Altuzarra, Saint Laurent

Athletica has been a growing trend since we saw Birkenstocks arrive center stage and this trend is here to stay. Last season we saw Dior do an embellished rendition of sneakers. This season athletica showed up in silhouettes and use of fabrics. The king of street did it best at Balenciaga and Wang.

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Balenciaga, Prabal Gurung, Alexander Wang

My shopping wish list is already starting to look a little crazy. What are your must-haves for the new season?

 

Images from style.com