Women's Fashion Week SS'19 Recap
From biker shorts to tropical themes, Spring/Summer 2019 collections delivered an eclectic mix of trends. Here are the top trends from the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris, presented by Fashion Snoops.
KEY RUNWAY TRENDS
Flash plays like the greatest hits of the 80s and tops out Paris Fashion Week as an essential theme with bursts of color and excess make a comeback. In silhouette that means strong, exaggerated shoulders, mini hemlines and Working Girl tailored elements. Leopard print is a favorite and sequin embellishment is everything. Denim - particularly paperboy waist jeans at Balmain - taps into a more casual youth look.
Summer Fling is a feel-good whimsical look filled with feminine florals, lace, tiers and ruffles for an optimistic approach to the season. Maxi skirts and dresses dominate.
We first spotted Mod looks in Resort collections from the likes of Prada. The theme expands in New York and Milan, most notably at Prada and Anteprima. Punchy geometric patterns and blocked techniques are highlighted.
Prairie Heirloom stands out at Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini in Milan and Isabel Marant in Paris. Delicate maxi and ruffled dresses are key, along with puff sleeve blouses. In New York, Coach 1941 explored various outlets of Americana with ditsy prints, maxi hemlines and fringe elements.
Polynesia was first referenced by Anna Sui in New York in the context of an exotic bazaar. A similar tropical theme was sighted at in London at Peter Pilotto and Milan at Etro, with Valentino featuring some of the most striking pattern motifs in Paris.
A number of designers introduced a fun vibrant tropical blue hue to their collections this SS 19 season. Stella McCartney and Christopher Kane leaned towards a more bright teal colors while Hermes and Rejina Pyo electrified an ocean blue.
A pastel minty green and minty blue color stood out this SS 19 season on a number of different runways. These soft pastel colors look best in soft cottons or flowing silks.
These second-skin shorts have come into the forefront as the ultimate key item for bottoms during SS 19. Seen in a variety of fabrics and textures, this item has proven its versatility and wearability. Popular designers like Fendi and Chanel even debut this key item in their SS 19 collection.
Lingerie elements were seen infused into daywear ensembles for an added sexy vibe. The structured built-in bustiers were seen in a variety of fabrics that range from twill, leather, cotton, jersey and knitted wools.
A big focus on drawstring details was seen throughout this season. This look allowed for a ruched effect which resulted in complex looking garment construction. A few of these drawstrings took on a raw look with rope and wooden beads, while others felt very sporty with bungee chords and bright colorways.
The camp shirt was a popular key item during the SS 19 runway season. This classic key item is the perfect canvas for fun spring graphics! This classic key item took on a few new updates in cropped styles and boxy fits.
Fun cartoon graphics were seen all over the SS 19 runway. Designers like Iceberg and Coach featured some of our favorite childhood cartoons like Snoopy and The Aristocats while Paul and Joe featured a number of cat memes.
We saw the return of the anklet this SS 19 season. From a simple gold chain too colorful rope there is no set way to go about this reemerging jewelry piece.
Seaside jewelry was popular among a variety of designers this SS 19 season. Anna Sui, Etro and Sportmax took inspiration from washed up beach shells using them as pendants in necklaces, earrings and bracelets.
Raffia was a popular materials used for accessories this season. We saw its use in oversized totes like at Valentino and Altuzarra, belts and woven raffia cap spotted at Chanel. This material is perfect for beachside accessories and or bringing the beach vibe into a look.
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