Fashion Trends

Top 10 Runway Looks

FLARE Editor-in-Chief Lisa Tant presents the season's best statement pants

Top 10 Runway Looks
FLARE Editor-in-Chief Lisa Tant presents the season’s best statement pants
Runway photography, Anthea Simms

Balmain


 
Balmain

The Bottom Line

Super-skinny stovepipes to flowing and wide trousers, pants are the number one new trend for spring. Some of the newer shapes are tricky to wear so think twice when you get dressed and, when in doubt, keep it simple!

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Balmain


 
Balmain

Calling all Michael Jackson fans! We love the military band jacket especially with bleached out skinny jeans and studded stilettos.

Derek Lam


 
Derek Lam

Full metallic pants will take you into dangerous MC Hammer territory unless you pair them with an oversized mannish blazer. Nix the sheer top and pick a simple tank instead.

Dolce & Gabbana


 
Dolce & Gabbana

Lose the PJ top if you don’t want the just-rolled-out-of-bed look. Otherwise, pajama pants work with heels, bold accessories and a cropped jacket.

Ralph Lauren


 
Ralph Lauren

Who would have guessed how glam this Raiders of the Lost Ark look could be. If you pick sparkly pants, tone it down with safari basics like these – it doesn’t get any sexier.

Phi


 
Phi

Voluminous pants cinched into a super skinny calf showed up on several runways. The look works if you keep the other elements simple but, trust me, avoid all-white if you want to look sleek and chic.

Gucci


 
Gucci

Frida Giannini always includes a boyish suit with a narrow ‘Frida’ pant in her collections. This time, she opted for a cheery colour that looks fresh with a few girly accessories – such as a great belt.

Oscar de la Renta


 
Oscar de la Renta

Skinnies not your thing? Floor-sweeping trousers are a more figure-flattering choice if you’re tall and curvy. Go neutral for a super-sophisticated look.

Nina Ricci


 
Nina Ricci

Olivier Theyskens launched these trendy skinnies with hip flanges lined with the jacket print. A cool option for the fashion forward but the effect is a bit like wings … around your thighs … so be careful if you don’t want any extra fluttering there.

Jeremy Laing


 
Jeremy Laing

Is it a skirt? Or pants? Jeremy Laing’s draped cropped pants have that cool girl vibe that works 24/7. Check out how we photographed them in our February issue.

Marc by Marc


 
Marc by Marc

Fashionistas Katie Holmes and Victoria Beckham have been rocking the baggy boyfriend jeans for some time. The 80s style works with a laid-back feel. Keep the look cool and avoid dressing these up – no big hair or showy accessories.

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