The Top 10 Fall/Winter 2019 Runway Trends

Mar 27 2019 by
Categories : Trends

There was something for everyone on the fall/winter 2019 runways. From voluminous silhouettes to utilitarian-inspired styles, here are 10 trends to watch out for next season. 

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    Theatrical Capes

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    For those who love a dramatic flourish, a cape is the ideal outer layer for any outfit. The runways were rife with styling ideas, from Chanel's gothic après-ski to Celine's western-tinged city slicker chic. Capes aren't just for superheroes anymore. 

    From left: Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Celine and Chanel 
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    Strong Shoulders

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    Gone are the days of oversized '80s shoulder pads. This season's shoulders are sculptural and playful—like the swooping curves at Louis Vuitton.   

    From left: Saint Laurent, Giambattista Valli, Calvin Luo and Louis Vuitton 
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    Hats On

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    Hats—spring's it accessory—are staying strong for fall. The sequin sun hats at Rodarte and the fluffy feathered brims at Koché are pure fun and a reminder that sometimes all it takes is a good hat to pull an outfit together. 

    From left: Rodarte, Valentino, Alberta Ferretti and Koché
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    Mega Volume

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    Designers went for maximum volume this season. Alexander McQueen presented stately ruffles fit for a royal, while Carolina Herrera took a modern turn with a roomy anorak-inspired dress. It's the dramatic entrance (or exit) you've been waiting for. 

    From left: Christian Siriano, Alexander McQueen, Cong Tri and Carolina Herrera
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    Romantic bows stole the spotlight on this season's runways. Paired with denim shorts and sandals at Claudia Li and made oversized for the evening at Erdem, designers showed that there's no occasion where a bow doesn't work.  

    Fron left: Erdem, Brock Collection, Dior and Claudia Li
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    Designers showed off all the different ways to wear spring's must-have utility trend for fall. Whether it was tough and tailored leather at Bottega Veneta or soft but still powerful at Isabel Marant, there was no shortage of inspiration from the runways. 

    From left: Prada, Bottega Veneta, Eckhaus Latta and Isabel Marant
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    Grey isn't just for the office anymore. Shades of the hue were seen in every setting from on the track at Off-White in a sporty asymmetrical dress to the art gallery at Acne in a grown-up power jumpsuit. This trend is the ultimate fail-safe. 

    From left: Lemaire, Acne, Fendi and Off-White 
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    Botanic Prints

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    Bold garden-inspired prints for fall? Actually groundbreaking. This season's florals are so lushly detailed, it's the only statement piece you need. 

    From left: Antonio Marras, Dries Van Noten, Zimmerman and Anna Sui
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    Green Scene

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    From vibrant chartreuse (done up as silky evening wear at Brandon Maxwell) to muted mossy hues (à la the classic pea coat at Lavin), head-to-toe green ruled the runways this season. 

    From left: Lanvin, Burberry, Y/Proejct and Brandon Maxwell  
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    Wintery Tie-Dye

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    Tie-dye isn't just for the summer. This season saw the perennial trend redone in earth-toned colour palettes and cold-weather-friendly coats and turtlenecks.  

    From left: Eckhaus Latta, Kim Shui, Isabel Marant and Area
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