LINGERIE, SLIP DRESSES AND SHEERS
Sexy is back and it's spring's biggest trend. Designers have cut and slashed to reveal shoulders and flashes of hips, stomachs and thighs. Lace is popular and shapes and silhouettes are fluid and sexy.
Who: Almost everyone. Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Céline, Givenchy, Gucci
Feminine ruffles come with a high-fashion edge in chiffon, knits and even leather. The effect goes from romantic, Spanish-inspired to cool and sculptural.
Who: Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Mary Katrantzou, Proenza Schouler
PLEATED SKIRTS, DRESSES AND TOPS
Harness the graphic power of pleats! What was once a nerdy design feature is now red hot on the runways.
Who: Stella McCartney, Chanel, Sacai, Salvatore Ferragamo
EXOTIC, VIBRANT PRINTS
Well travelled and well heeled is the message as designers employ vivid, jewel-like hues on rich, tropical, folksy and tribal prints.
Who: Tory Burch, Valentino, Dries Van Noten, Gucci, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana
THE LONG, ETHEREAL BOHEMIAN DRESS
Floaty and floor length, this popular 1970s trend is not going anywhere soon, though spring versions are more romantic, well crafted and interesting than before.
Who: Elie Saab, Valentino, Chanel, Giambattista Valli, Chloé, Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg
Jumpsuits and uniforms. Designers take inspiration from workwear and outerwear making sure that tough girls have plenty to covet. Heels are chunky and durable looking.
Who: Louis Vuitton, Céline, Versace, Bottega Veneta, Sacai
THE FLAT SHOE
Whether strappy beach sandal, subverted ballet slipper, pool slider, flatform or loafer, footwear is definitely stepping in a more relaxed direction.
Who: Miu Miu, Victoria Beckham, Céline, Kenzo, Balenciaga, Burberry Prorsum, Bottega Veneta, Marni, Chloé
The big sleeve is big news next season.
Who: JW Anderson, Maison Margiela, Fendi, Céline, Christian Dior
COSMIC PATTERNS AND FUTURISTIC METALLICS
It's all about looking towards the future and embracing the digital era, with shiny vinyl surfaces, metallic sheens and a hint of the space age.
Who: Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Maison Margiela, Loewe, Chanel, Haider Ackermann
STATEMENT MINI BAGS
Dinky, cute and not the most practical - strappy mini bags come bold and beautiful in pretty hues and patterns.
Who: Tod's, Burberry Prorsum, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana