Spring 2016: What I've Seen So Far...

We're already through Milan Fashion Week (only Paris to go!). And unless the French capital throws us a curve ball, it looks like we'll be seeing plenty of these trends next season:

Ballet: From nude color palettes to flowing shapes that caress the body, ballet references have made an appearance in Milan at Etro and Uma Wang.

Latin / Cuba: Ruffles, bows and sex appeal from Proenza Schouler, Oscar De La Renta, and Marques'Almeida

Boudoir: Languid, 1930s lingerie-inspired looks - especially slip dresses - at Calvin Klein and Givenchy

Folk: Less crafty - more romantic at Etro, Alberta Ferretti

Magpie: It's become the rule, not the exception; at Gucci, Stella Jean

Sleeves: Oversized or not, we've seen Victorian sleeves make an appearance at Etro, Erdem, Roksanda and JW Anderson

Peek-A-Boo Shoulders: The latest erogenous zone and seen in every city so far: Proenza Schouler and Prabal Gurung in NYC; Erdem and Preen in London; and even Jil Sander got in on the trend (in a very minimalist way, of course).

High-Tech: Silicone bodices at Simone Rocha, plastic geometric inserts at Christopher Kane.

Paperbag Waists: Skirts and pants at Tod's, 3.1 Phillip LIm and Tome

Grommets: Kane, Tod's, Bottega Veneta

Slice & Splice: Peter Pilotto, Erdem, Rodarte, Prada

Yellow: A bright pop of yellow invigorated collections including Tome, Simone Rocha, Marco de Vincenzo, Johnathan Saunders, and Huishan Zhang