With countless shows exhibiting designers’ Spring/Summer 2019 collections during New York, London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks, September was one of the most important and busiest months for the fashion industry. While the various Fashion Weeks produced endless trends for the upcoming season, many of this past month’s shows featured bold colors, eye-catching silhouettes, and elaborate detailing, making it—in my opinion— one of the most exciting Fashion Months to date. Here are some of the biggest (and my personal favorite) trends for Spring 2019 from the shows.
With many designers presenting yellow statement pieces in every shade under the sun, yellow is clearly the “it” color for Spring 2019. The range of garments, including Oscar de la Renta’s pops of Marigold, Off-White’s eye catching neon yellow athleisure pieces, and Kate Spade’s patterned looks, prove that this color is perfect for any occasion and can easily be worked into any wardrobe.
2. Pattern Mixing
September’s Fashion Weeks proved that subtlety is out, and bold, nearly clashing pattern mixing is in. Self-Portrait paired simple florals and geometric prints in a shared color palate, Carolina Herrera combined black and white polka dots with brightly colored florals, and Dolce & Gabbana mixed endless ornate florals with metallic and larger textiles. These shows proved that if you’ve been told different prints can’t work together, think again.
3. Exaggerated Shoulders
Many shows this year ditched the sleek, simple lines and instead sent numerous pieces down the runway with exaggerated shoulders, reminiscent of 80s-style prom dress silhouettes. However, designers proved that this trend is anything but dated with modern takes on the style, such as Celine’s elevated LBD with a massive bow forming an off the shoulder look, Marc Jacobs’ ruffled and feathered shoulders, and Rodarte’s elaborate gowns with tulle shoulders.
4. Patchwork Denim
Designers across the globe drew inspiration from street style and featured patchwork denim in a variety of styles and silhouettes, including Junya Watanabe’s exaggerated shapes, Isabel Marant’s disco inspired take on the trend, and Jeremy Scott’s distressed pieces. The versatility of this trend and the fact that it is made out of a casual, mass produced textile like denim also means that it will likely translate from the runway to wearable street style with ease.
Next time you step into Zara or pull up your favorite online shopping sites in class, shop these trends to look fresh off a fashion week runway!
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