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3 Key Trends from Paris Fashion Week S/S 22

Paris Fashion Week marked the end of a historic month of fashion with the return to events, having most of the shows in person after a year and a half of restrictions. Designers showcased their S/S 22 collections and provided many innovative and memorable presentations that will undoubtedly be a reference for long periods of time.

In addition to clothes, the shows gave us what they do best: emotion, impact and expression. As vaccination rates rise, the future seems to be more optimistic and promising every day. Depending on the big names in the fashion industry, models will no longer be replaced by puppets or dolls, nor will guests only attend shows on television. Welcome, then, to the new normal.

(Don't miss our posts on Milan Fashion Week, NYFW and London Fashion Week S/S 22 highlights either. Click here to see it! And remember: START by WGSN subscribers have access to exclusive 20-page e-books with runway summaries.)

We've selected three trends straight from the Paris Fashion Week runways to inspire your creations. Check them out here on START by WGSN blog:

(Criss) Cross the Line

Crossed halter necklines return in full force this season, with special emphasis in Paris. There is room for a wide variety of constructions, with blouses and dresses exuding sophistication, sensuality and power. A great way to update simpler modeling such as the slip dress, this detail can also be easily applied to basic crop tops and cutouts, evoking an extra dose of sex appeal.

Don't miss: Coperni, Courrèges, Botter, Saint Laurent, Christian Wijnants, Georges Hobeika, Mônot, Rokh

All About Cerulean

Fresh, upbeat, technological and full of energy, Cerulean (also called Celeste or AI Aqua) emerges as one of the favorite shades. One of the key colors since last summer, it's impactful and super versatile. Cerulean is perfect for knitting, translucent materials such as tulle and organza, and even thicker ones for tailoring.

When we talk about this shade of blue it's impossible not to remember the iconic scene in The Devil Wears Prada, where Miranda Priestly explains the trend-spreading movement called "trickle down".

Don't miss: Acne Studios, Balenciaga, Botter, Ester Manas, Kenneth Ize, Issey Miyake, Nina Ricci, Stella McCartney, Alexandre Vauthier

Three-piece styling

Overlays for the summer are no longer a novelty, but the style produced with three main pieces has cemented its place for this season. Updated versions of #outerwear with jackets, blazers and parkas, among other differentiated models, provide the feeling of physical protection – a great choice for a period of relaxation from the restrictions of isolation. Comfortable, more relaxed tailoring provides lighter and more hybrid #workwear options.

Don't miss: Dior, Courrèges, Hermès, Chloé, Stella McCartney, Saint Laurent, Thebe Magugu, Miu Miu, Lanvin


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