Milan and Paris Fashion Week 2014

That’s all folks! Both Paris and Milan wrapped up their fashion weeks with critical acclaim. There was never a dull moment as each head-turning, eye-popping style made its way down the runways.

Below, we’ve picked out our favorite trends for the upcoming season.

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Paris Fashion Week:

Leopard Print: Rawr! This wild print is back on the runways. Céline, Chloé, Saint Laurent, and Givenchy all added the flirty feline pattern to their lines. Whether the print graced a stunning jacket or dress, it definitely took the spotlight.

Pharrell Hats: The Vivienne Westwood hat that was the talk of the 2014 Grammy Awards has sparked a craze. The Paris catwalks were towered over by super-sized chapeaus. Both Gareth Pugh and Acne Studios hopped onto the bandwagon.

Dramatic Eyelashes: Underneath the big hats were creative and large eyelashes. Saint Laurent featured Twiggy-like, clumpy mascara on a double fringe of eyelashes. Alexander McQueen went feral with an animalistic eyelash/eyebrow combo.

Fringe: Not only an accessory of the Wild West. Roland Mouret’s ribbon skirts swished and swayed beautifully. Lanvin showcased thin, silk fringe for a perfect cocktail hour look.

Milan Fashion Week:

Corporate Masculinity: Suits with wide legged trousers and granite palettes were featured in lines by Antonio Marras and Armani. There was a particular gender-bending, minimalist feel.

Oversized Outerwear: Shearling, colorful fabrics, and volume. Models walked the runway completely cocooned for Alberta Ferretti, Prada, and Trussardi.

Embellished Detail: Milan saw feathers, applique jewels, and more. Marni showcased incredibly detailed feathered looks. Their runways were festooned with skirts and coats in full plumage.

Patchwork: New York and London Fashion weeks presented some fabric patchworking, and the trend continued in Milan. Simonetta Ravizza, Missoni, and Fendi all used patchwork in their collections. Fendi elevated the look to high fashion jackets, skirts, and coats; all layered.

Which of these trends are you most excited to mix and match? Are some just too out there for you? Let us know in the comments!

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