The Top Spring/Summer 2019 Runway Trends
by : Liz Guber- Oct 4th, 2018
The boho trend is reliably championed by the likes of Isabel Marant and Philosophy season after season, but for spring 2019, a clutch of other designers were feeling the breezy-nomadic vibe. Look no further than Oscar de la Renta's swishy fringed skirts and Giambattista Valli's elevated takes on ’70s hippy looks. Fans of Sienna Miller's style circa 2003, rejoice!
From left: Chloé, Coach, Oscar de la Renta, Giambattista Valli
Taking over from more demure hues like millennial pink and lilac, slime green is the colour of the moment.
From left: Balenciaga, Cushnie, Emporio Armani, Off-White
The standout jackets on the spring 2019 runways all had one thing in common–they were slashed, asymmetrical and quirky. Move over, reworked shirting.
From left: Comme des Garçon, Dion Lee, Monse, Sacai
Not into slime green? Fear not, a host of designers worked within a palette of grounded, earthy neutrals. These classic shades, from terracotta to rich brown, make everything look more expensive.
From left: A.W.A.K.E., Fendi, Hermès, Roksanda
This trend took the runways by storm (see what we did there?) with designers using oversized fishnets to create tops, skirts and dresses with an edgy-nautical vibe.
From left: Altuzarra, Sonia Rykiel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ulla Johnson
Although many shows skewed towards unfussy, wearable and cheerful, there was no shortage of glam. Our favourite take on the shimmery trend were power-shouldered jackets at Balmain. Long live the ’80s.
From left: Anna Sui, Balmain, Emporio Armani, Tadashi Shoji
From soft and muted to high-contrast, tie-dye was all over the spring runways. The best part? It's an easy trend to DIY.
From left: Collina Strada, Stella McCartney, R13, Prabal Gurung
Jacket shoulders and necklines were embellished with anything and everything, from bows to flowers and fringe.
From left: Louis Vuitton, Hellessy, Claudia Li, Miu Miu
Suits continued their runway dominance as Dolce & Gabbana, McQueen and the hotly discussed new Celine under Hedi Slimane all offered their takes on tailoring. The key message? Slouchy, relaxed suiting is on its way out, and a sleeker (but nonetheless androgynous) look will reign supreme.
From left: Celine, Dolce and Gabbana, Each x Other, Alexander McQueen
Designers brought a much-needed pop of warmth and cheer this season with a golden hue that brightens up every room.
From left: Roberto Cavalli, Givenchy, Pyer Moss, Ulla Johnson
It took designers a while to come around to a piece of clothing that Kim Kardashian has been bravely championing for at least two years, but bike shorts finally got the high-fashion nod of approval. Take cues from Bevza and wear yours with an oversized sweater, or with a shirt tied at the waist à la Jacquemus. This is the piece to buy when the warm weather returns.
From left: Bevza, Fendi, Zadeh, Jacquemus
It was life in plastic on the runways. From a super high-shine coat at Badgley Mischka to a sporty matte skirt at Emporio Armani, designers showed how versatile this material can be.
From left: Christian Cowan, Kate Spade New York, Badgley Mischka, Emporio Armani
Whether it was all over at Tom Ford or a single quill at Christian Cowan, feathers ruled the shows this season.
Seen at: Rochas, Tom Ford, Pamella Roland, Christian Cowan
Straw hats aren’t just for the beach anymore. Chanel paired its version with tweed and pearls (of course) while Hellessy's ribbon-adorned topper was made for a summer garden party.
Seen at: Chanel, Hellessy, Christian Siriano, Tory Burch
This one's for all the fashion risk-takers out there. Off-White’s barely-there pants and blazer combo brought a whole new meaning to business casual.
Seen at: Versace, Balmain, Stella McCartney, Off-White
From the maximalist designs at Alexander McQueen to the tamer adornments at Valentino, designers showed us that sometimes all you need is one accessory to pull the entire ensemble together.
Seen at: Alexander McQueen, Nicole Miller, Sonia Rykiel, Valentino
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