Fitting right in with the ever-dominant long and oversized silhouettes that have taken over the runways this New York Fashion Week, is the statement making bell sleeve. The return of the ’70s has been a long time in the works, and this particular sleeve trend is arriving at a time after the renewed popularity of other ’70s staples such as the wide leg pant, fringe embellishments, and beige suede jackets. This particular aesthetic has allowed designers to draw attention to certain pieces, while still staying true to the overall vision of their collections. Jill Stuart took on this silhouette with a very 70’s rock inspired and bohemian influenced look, while À MOI’s Alejandra Alonso focused mainly on geometric shapes.
Others were strongly inspired by current street style, like Nicopanda‘s messy grunge approach. Both Georgine and Öhlin/D brought a more bohemian and romantic feeling to their runways, incorporating lace and ruffles into their take on the trend. Click through the slideshow to see how others interpreted the bell sleeve for fall 2016, that will surely be incorporated into fall and even summer of 2016.