2019's Biggest Trend Isn't Going Anywhere, According To Paris Fashion Week's Runways

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: Shutterstock

Paris Fashion Week is where trends are made. They may first pop up in New York, London, or Milan. But, it’s in Paris, the home of the industry’s most revered fashion houses, that they're truly solidified. The best fashion trends from Paris’s Spring/Summer 2020 runways indicated that new decade will kick off with a breadth of fresh ideas, even from the staunchest of old-school institutions.

In Paris, you’ll find it’s the dawning of a new period of sartorial optimism and a fresh championing of personal style. This season was a particularly sentient one when it came to addressing the outdated nuances of the current fashion calendar. The majority of Paris’s runways gave just as much runway real estate to coats and boots as they did to lighter fare: Hermès abundant leathers and Louis Vuitton's platform boots serve as just two examples. The spring runway season is available for customers to shop as early as January; that coincides with brands who are wising up to shoppers' needs, which has lead to a less stringent seasonal-specific offering of recent.

But what’s all that to say about the actual clothes you’ll be considering in the year to come? There are a handful of inspired trends that popped up throughout the week-and-a-half of events. There were high-volume shoulders and hems as seen at Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga; there was a continued attention to suiting, both fitted and oversized, at labels like Chanel, Dior, and Marine Serre; and there were also plenty of flashy metallics and bold psychedelic florals to help you embrace a new you as a new era dawns. Come spring, you’ll have no shortage of sartorial options as the 2020 you takes center stage. Ahead, the only 7 spring trends that matter.

Vested Interest

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: WWD/Shutterstock

As if the popularity of simple two-piece suiting wasn't enough, this spring, brands added a third piece to the mix: the vest. Styled as part of a layered ensemble or worn alone as an alternative to outerwear, a vest is a must-own piece for spring.

Celine Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: Pixelformula/SIPA/Shutterstock
Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
Givenchy Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: Shutterstock

All-Over Orange

Isabel Marant Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: LAURENT LAURENT VU/SIPA/Shutterstock

While there was an impressive range of colors splashed across the spring runways, orange was one that appeared heavily throughout the season. It's an unexpected color that looks especially good when worn head to toe, as seen at Isabel Marant and Nina Ricci, among others.

Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: Yannis Vlamos/SIPA/Shutterstock
Nina Ricci Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: PIXELFORMULA/SIPA/Shutterstock

The New Suit

Chanel Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: PIXELFORMULA/SIPA/Shutterstock

Suiting of all types remains a popular choice for spring, but one new iteration that you should consider is the skirt set. It possesses an air of ladylike polish, but it doesn't have to be stuffy. Choose a playful hemline or a fun color to give it a fresh twist.

Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
Marine Serre Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: PIXELFORMULA/SIPA/Shutterstock
Sacai Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: Shutterstock

Heavy Metals

Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: PIXELFORMULA/SIPA/Shutterstock

Metallics have been a trend arc throughout fashion month, and in Paris, brands presented a diverse range of options; both Balenciaga's bold ball gown and the chevron sweater vest of Louis Vuitton were stand-out looks. The bottom line: This spring, you'll want to shine on.

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: WWD/Shutterstock
Paco Rabanne Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: PIXELFORMULA/SIPA/Shutterstock
Rochas Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: WWD/Shutterstock


Loewe Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: WWD/Shutterstock

Sheer clothing is one of those choose your own adventure trends. There are those comfortable with wearing a sheer dress with just underwear underneath. Others simply want a see-through topper to finish off an otherwise complete outfit. Next year, both options are equally acceptable. It's all about what you're comfortable wearing.

Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: PIXELFORMULA/SIPA/Shutterstock
Hermès Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: Pixelformula/SIPA/Shutterstock
Valentino Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: Shutterstock

Un-Subtle Stripes

Lanvin Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: Shutterstock

Striping is often considered a neutral: It's simple, usually applied to basics, and goes with whatever else you may want to wear. But this spring, the lines are getting blurred, warped, and reimagined. At Lanvin, a wavy, almost topographic alternative made an appearance while a number of brands also offered bold, multi-color options.

Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
Rokh Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: PIXELFORMULA/SIPA/Shutterstock

Puff Pieces

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: Pixelformula/SIPA/Shutterstock

Fall's romantic puff sleeves aren't going anywhere in the year ahead, but they also have a new counterpart: the puffed hemline. Both high-volume styles made an appearance on major runways serving as proof that you'll want to turn the volume up in 2020.

Off-White Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: PIXELFORMULA/SIPA/Shutterstock
Dries van Noten Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
Sacai Spring/Summer 2020. Photo: Shutterstock