The month of fashion weeks has come to an end. We gathered the trends of the Spring-Summer 2019 season into one invaluable guide for you. Meet new prints, statement details and blockbuster-items.
Bleached denim finally lost its associations with the 80s: now it’s all about sexy jackets, complex dresses and giant bags that resemble art objects. Organic denim presented in the collection by Stella McCartney also caught an eye of many fashionistas and editors.
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70s and 80s were presented in a new light – there is an obvious trend for tie-dye. DIY patterns, just like the bleached denim ones, are the new signs of uniqueness. The brighter and weirder – the better. This technique that became popular largely due to the hippie movement now does not look psychedelic or hippie at all. It’s way artier and more complex. Calvin Klein’s patterns, for example, remind of shark bites, Prada decorates satin sets and bags with tie-dye.
We are all already tired of the broad shoulder line just like from the 80s, however, the voluminous sloping shoulders and statement-sleeves look very fresh. Especially if the sleeves are exaggeratedly lush, like Gucci’s or Balmain’s, or decorated with photo prints with futuristic objects like in the collection by Louis Vuitton.
Short bicycle pants that were so popular this summer, gained a little more length and turned into capri pants for Spring-Summer 2019. Wear these with a jacket like in the Off-White and Chanel shows. Seems like sporty style is here to stay.
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The gradient effect has been in the trend books for ages and is not the news of today, but in the new season it looks especially beautiful. Smooth transitions from scarlet to Russian red at Oscar de la Renta, subtle shadows on Dior’s coat and Marine Serre sport dresses with soft gradient – this is what we are going to take inspiration from.
Lots of fluff
Soft colour transitions are also used on dresses with feathers. For instance, Marc Jacobs presented a few fluffy dresses; Loewe’s silk sets awed the audience – we definitely need all of this fluff in our lives.
There was a lot of prints on the catwalk, and I mean A LOT. Reminding us of silk scarves these prints spread onto the dresses, trousers, jumpers, skirts, shirts and much more. Chloé, for example, has a scarf print on almost a third of the items for Spring-Summer 2019. So does Marin Serre and Paco Rabanne, with characteristic patterns in every other look.
Crochet, which is usually associated with the 70s, appeared in the Spring-Summer 2019 collections in a slightly different light. Now it’s no longer about the short tops and knitted summer berets, but about very feminine dresses a free-flowing long skirts.
Leather on leather on leather
By Spring-Summer 2019 brands will give us a couple of dozen leather sets for every taste. For example, with perforations, like Haider Ackermann and Hermes. Or in soft natural shades like Salvatore Ferragamo and Fendi. Or in a sophisticated patchwork technique, like Gabriela Hearst. And even below the knee skirt suits like the ones presented by Miu Miu.
A few years ago everyone fell in love with pleated skirts. However, very quickly they were everywhere, and many started to strongly dislike them. Good news: pleating is back on the trend book, and it doesn’t cause any association with the pleating there was five years ago. Claire Waite Keller and Gabriela Hearst presented pleated evening dresses, Pierpaolo Piccioli – suits and trench coats.
What’s your favourite trend for Spring-Summer 2019 season?
Text: Irina Gorskaia
Images: Getty, Vogue UK