AW18 Fashion month report: The top trends from the spring fashion shows

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Top trends from the spring shows.

Written by Parissa Venturini

SPARKLE Shine bright like a diamond! The seventies disco ball obsession is as strong as ever as seen at Halpern, Erdem and Balmain. Designers sent their models parading down the catwalks in a dazzling spectacle of sequins and sparkles. The key concept next season is to shine, be it in a head-to-toe sparkly outfit or simply with glittery accessories. As seen at: Armani, Halpern, Temperley, Erdem, Balmain, Prabal Gurung

Erdem, Halpern, Balmain

RAINBOW What can be more uplifting than wearing the rainbow? Not much, according to Burberry’s exiting creative director Christopher Bailey. For his final collection at Burberry, the stylist painted the runway with rainbows of all shapes and sizes as a tribute to diversity. Other designers, such as Ashish, also opted for explosive colour combinations and stripes. As seen at: Burberry, Ashish, Missoni, Christian Dior, Mary Katrantzou, Libertine

Burberry, Ashish, Christian Dior

ANIMAL PRINT We’re not just talking leopard print accessories anymore; the upcoming trend is head-to-toe animal print (if you dare). Zebra stripes, tiger stripes and leopard spots, both in their classic versions and in bright colours, are set to be everywhere in the upcoming months. Make sure to wear them with some attitude. As seen at: Tom Ford, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Max Mara

Max Mara, Tom Ford, Balenciaga

WINTER FLORALS Florals also dominated several of the spring fashion shows, demonstrating that blooms can be worn in autumn and winter too. Moodier garden prints and flower embellishments were spotted at Gucci, Erdem and Simone Rocha, to name a few. As seen at: Gucci, Coach, Erdem, Tory Burch, Acne Studios, Simone Rocha, Valentino

Balenciaga, Gucci, Simone Rocha

YELLOW Pantone’s 2018 colour of the year is Ultra-Violet, so it’s no surprise that different hues of violet and lavender are already everywhere this spring. Yellow is purple’s complimentary colour, and it’s definitely one we’ll be wearing well into the wintery months. Several shades of yellow took over the runways this past fashion month, as seen at Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton and Maison Margiela. As seen at: Maison Margiela, Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford

Bottega Veneta, Maison Margiela, Louis Vuitton

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