4 New Paris Fashion Week Trends You've Already Nailed

We're now at the end of the monthlong spring/summer 2017 catwalk shows, and what a trend-fest it's been. The general mood? Seriously upbeat: It's going to be a gloriously bright and cheery year ahead, by the looks of things. The vision at New York Fashion Week was densely saturated with colour, featuring vibrant stripes and bralettes as tops, and we noticed shoulder-baring action held tight—there was no confusion over how scorching the summers can be in the U.S.

London's take on the season revolved around the spirit of the 1980s: party animals, DIY'ing your clothes and putting together the kind of eccentric combinations that our fair capital has been known for since, well, the beginning of fashion time. 

And so, on to Paris: the chicest of all of the style hubs. But that doesn't mean the energetic wardrobe bug hasn't caught up with the highest echelons of this design world. We've seen the most striking florals ever created (thanks, Balenciaga), through to the punchiest power-colours paired to great effect (Schiaparelli's shocking pink is the shade to reference) as well as gigantic ruffles and even bigger silhouettes to breeze around in when the temperatures soar—even the bags and jewellery have gone XXL.

But no matter the how extreme some ideas were, we noticed that many a look already resides in your undoubtedly fine wardrobes—keep reading to see which Paris Fashion Week trends are hiding in your closet


The Pink Dress:
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Style Notes: S/S 17 is nothing without a pink dress says Valentino, Balenciaga and Céline. And you wouldn't argue with that influential lineup of names, would you?


Slogan Tees:
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Style Notes: If you don't already own a motif crewneck or two, we'll eat our Vans Old Skool sneakers. The humble item was elevated to a haute level at Stella McCartney, Haider Ackermann and Sacai (who looked to Kurt Cobain's iconic T-shirt for inspo).


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Style Notes: It was Maria Grazia Chiuri's first Dior show after exiting Valentino and her feminist fashion tee was Instagrammed on repeat—expect this simple white jersey to be very popular next year.


Giant Bags:
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Style Notes: While micro-mini handbags have been a popular choice on the streets of Fashion Week, jumbo holdalls reigned over the runways—here's Acne Studios' take on the all-but-the-kitchen-sink bag.


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Style Notes: Loewe and Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci were certainly in on the tremendous tote memo—also, is there a microtrend for striped arm candy in here?


Head-to-Toe Florals
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Style Notes: Don't deny it—you've got an abundance of floral prints in your wardrobe. Which is just as well because you'll need to wear them all together come spring 2017. Dries Van Noten, Chloé and Alexander McQueen were all in on the botanical bounty, using them on full outfits, right down to petal-printed footwear.


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Style Notes: Almost no words can describe how photogenic and tempting this floral double-whammy from Balenciaga is.

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Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and MatchesFashion.com, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits.

Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.