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Paris SS18 Women's Trade Show Overview

Trendstop's womenswear experts bring you an insider's guide to the key themes and latest looks from the prestigious industry events running alongside Paris Fashion Week. Our team visited leading accessories showcase Premiere Classe as well as contemporary fashion platforms Tranoi and WOMAN, identifying the innovations, influences and emerging designers that will be impacting on the SS18 season and beyond. Our comprehensive trade show coverage and image galleries evaluate each trend's commercial value and longevity, giving you the best possible basis for your decision making.

This week, FashionUnited readers get an exclusive look at three trends that will be essential to SS18 ready-to-wear. Mountain Survival illustrates the influence of activewear on the women's market with a summery take on extreme sports functionality while Retro Sports Day revives the iconic styles of track and field. The Frill Effect offers a fresh take on femininity as statement frills are reimagined with a modern, minimalist aesthetic.

Mountain Survival

Paris SS18 Women's Trade Show Overview

Outdoor activities and mountain survival are the inspiration for extreme sports infused apparel and accessories that mix function and femininity. Bungee cord knot shoppers, rope-like woven bag handles and cropped, padded gilets fastened with climbing clips come in vibrant acid pastel hues for a high-vis aesthetic.

The Frill Effect

Paris SS18 Women's Trade Show Overview

Feminine frills are given a contemporary update with statement placements and pure white colour-ways that can be applied across both apparel and accessory categories. Ruffle effects are amplified, echoing tiered asymmetric skirt hems or folded into oversized pleats to create tactile bag handles.

Retro Sports Day

Paris SS18 Women's Trade Show Overview

Retro sports influences continue to show strongly as athletic elements translate into ready-to-wear casuals. Tracksuit stripes adorn hems and necklines, adding a pop of colour to vintage neutrals. Classic silhouettes are revived with running shorts, varsity jackets and cropped cheerleader cardigans making a comeback.

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Paris SS18 Women's Trade Show Overview

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Images courtesy of Trendstop: Rosamunde, YearOne, Isla Fontaine, Awaylee, Creatures of Comfort, Waka_Takahashi, Binetti & Love Binetti, Stand Alone, Marcomonde, all Spring Summer 2018.