Designers certainly didn’t call it in this fashion month. From the bravura of Riccardo Tisci’s 9/11 memorial show — which kicked off New York with a chanting monk and Marina Abramovic— to Alexander Wang’s 10-year anniversary bash — complete with pole dancers — spring 2016 was all about showmanship.
That fearlessness was echoed in the maximalist clothing that came down the runway, which included eye-popping prints, feminine frills and Latin flare.
“There’s been a change,” noted designer Rebecca Taylor during an appointment to view her “unapologetically beautiful” spring collection of geometric lace dresses and dreamy floral prints. “Fashion went through a really austere time, and women are really ready for more.”
In addition to these bold styles, we’ve rounded up the biggest trends that dominated the spring runways, from the audacious to the office-ready. Click through the slide show above to see them all.