SS19 New York Fashion Week was certainly not a season for wallflowers. With the return of old favourites and a burst of exciting newness to the runways, I found the SS19 season to be one of retrospect, boldness and with a sense of predictability across the board. Colour, texture, silhouette and gender were key aspects of many of the collections presented. You’ll notice some trends continuing to be present, solidifying their market dominance and of course some new and evolving trends. From bold bright colours to the return of tie-dye and cargos, I’ve broken it down to what has been seen on a
Mango, marigold, sunshine yellow, whatever you want to call this vibrant colour, it was the shade splashed across a majority of the NY runways. From solid silk gowns to grunge cotton prints it seems designers with varying aesthetics were inspired by it. Whether you like or not it’s hard to ignore its dominance.
Looks: Carolina Herrera, Boss, Monse, Kate Spade, Selfportrait & R13.
A nostalgic colour combination for me personally, it certainly was a colour pairing that many designers had sent down the runway this season. From fiesta red and shrimp pink to rouge and fuschia, the shade combinations were endless and not mention our street style regulars also picked up on this fun colour combination.
Looks: Area, Brandon Maxwell, Cushnie, Kate Spade & Carolina Herrera.
Surfer chic tie-dye, once a symbol of freedom and peace in the 1960’s makes a come back in 2018. The symbolism may just be coincidental but it seems to be a fitting sensibility in this day and age. I love its playfulness and anti-establishment vibe in the world of fashion.
Looks: Calvin Klein, Prabal Gurung, R13, Eckhaus Latta & Proenza Schouler.
Imagine the craziest, most vibrant flower bed you can think of and that’s what we saw on the runways in terms of print inspiration. An eclectic mash-up of colour, pattern and scale. It may be too full on for the average person but as a designer, it is clever and quite bold. I loved seeing its presence across many collections.
Strong androgynous suiting was present yet for another season. A remastering of the classic two-piece suit was evident with cut-outs, draping, layering and the short suit, my fav.
Looks: Tibi, Prabal Gurung, Dion Lee, Sies Marjan, & Maryam Nassir Zedeh.
It all started with the chunky Dad sneaker becoming cool, our Fathers continue to be a source of style inspiration as we see an ode to the iconic 90’s Cargo pant this SS19 season.
Looks: Monse, Sies Marjan, Alexander Wang, Coach 1941 & Jonathan Simkhai.
It’s time to get your grandmas onto to this before summer is here. Crochet dresses certainly caught my eye, not the most practical but certainly the most breezy for a hot summer’s day. Happy crocheting ladies and gents.
Looks: Ulla Johnson, Tory Burch, Rodarte, Eckhaus Latta, Maryam Nassir Zadeh & Oscar de la Renta.
Stark white was a standout with its vivid, clean and crisp look. Seen across varying fabrications and garment styles which is great to see
Looks: Dion Lee, Boss, Eckhaus Latta, Tibi, Tome & Gabriela Hearst.
Leopard print continues to be huge along with the likes of zebra, tiger and snake prints, basically, any animal print you can think of and it can be found this season. Not only are we seeing this trend in apparel but also in accessories and footwear.
Looks: R13, ChristianCowan, Calvin Klein, Longchamp and Christian Siriano
This is a trend which is sticking around for yet another season. Tiered ruffles, puff sleeves, synced waists, delicate florals and maxi lengths. I did notice a slight progression in the trend which I quite liked, the soft earthy tones used and styled with an edgy persona. I particularly liked the looks by Coach 1941 ( 1st and 3rd looks), who I think captured the overall style perfectly.
Looks: Brock Collection, Coach 1941, Jonathan Simkhai and Tory Burch
All Images: voguerunway.com