The whole agency is still reeling from the excitement from New York Fashion Week. The ground-breaking street style, the glittering star-studded front rows, and of course the main event itself – the new Spring 2019 season!
Every season we exclaim that the designers have outdone themselves and the new season really is the best of the best… and this season is no exception. New York Fashion
Week was bigger and better than ever this September, as some of the country’s (and world’s!) greatest designers showcased their latest offerings for the new season.
We’re going to run through some of our favorite trends from New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2019 collections. We’re also going to help you get one step ahead of your fashionista peers by telling you how to get the new season looks right now; no waiting necessary!
All things bright and beautiful
Despite the rain that poured over the streets of New York, the future looked bright for the new season. There was an abundance of bright colors on the S19 runways (we wouldn’t have summer any other way!) in particular bright yellow hues. You have the likes of Proenza Schouler, Carolina Herrera, Escada, Brandon Maxwell, and Oscar de la Renta (who presented the most covetable, red carpet worthy strapless ballgown) to thank for that.
Perseverance off the shoulder embroidered cotton dress, £179, available at The Outnet
We never thought we would be saying this, but ruffles were easily one of our favorite trends from New York Fashion Week. And Marc Jacobs had a pretty big part to play in that, as the American designer went for outlandish, extravagant ruffle pieces that were all about volume and drama. He also went nostalgic with some 80s throwbacks thrown into the mix, but it’s completely your choice whether you choose to incorporate this element in to your new season look.
Tory Burch also went hard on the ruffles (although slightly more tame and romantic than Marc Jacobs’ offering, we must say) as did Ulla Johnson who showcased a sequinned, ruffled evening gown worthy of an awards season red carpet. In other words, ruffles are going to be big next season (literally) and we are thrilled to find many ruffled pieces already out which means we can shop the trend right now.
Lee Matthews Eva ruffled cotton and silk blend blouse, £245, available at Matches
Cartoons and TV classics
Possibly our favorite trend of the whole of New York Fashion Week, as we love anything that brings us back to our childhood! Cartoons were a big hit on the S19 catwalks, in particular at Coach thanks to Stuart Vevers’ Disney throwbacks. Stuart Vevers incorporated everything from upside-down Aristocats to an embellished Dumbo onto his designs, and we are quite understandably obsessed with the entire collection! But it wasn’t just Disney which got the NYFW treatment, as Calvin Klein featured a Jaws T-shirt in its collection which, by no means is a fuzzy cartoon from our childhood, but is certainly a cult classic that will never be forgotten about.
Disney Mickey Mouse Mickey split kiss grey T-shirt, £14.99, available at Zavvi
Crochet is no longer a thing of the past, as the Big Apple’s designers deemed it a top trend for the new season. Crochet is actually a great trend for those in-between seasons – or for climates that are a little on the unpredictable side – as it gives us a little bit of warmth while still allowing us to express ourselves without being weighed down by heavy outerwear.
Self-Portrait, Tory Burch, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Michael Kors and Oscar de la Renta all provided us with their own unique and modern takes on the crochet trend, and quite frankly, we love them all! According to the show notes, Tory Burch was inspired by all things “wanderlust”, while Phillip Lim went for a modern Joan of Arc aesthetic with his models walking down the runway in metallic armor inspired pieces.
Marc Jacobs crochet-panelled embellished cotton guipure lace midi dress, £1,321, available at The Outnet
Metallic isn’t just about your silvers and golds any more, as this season metallic came in the boldest and brightest shades imaginable. Daring metallic pinks were displayed at the Vaquera show and bold metallic greens were found at PRISCAvera, proving that the metallic trend has upgraded! This is one trend that is here to stay! It isn’t one for the wallflowers among us, so move along if stealing the show isn’t what you signed up for. If, on the other hand, you want to get people talking, then our recommendation is certainly going to get you noticed at the next big event!
New Look Tokyo doll green metallic twist front top, £9, available at New Look
Double denim was so two seasons ago! Although denim is back for another season, everyone’s favorite fabric has received a big of a make-over. Instead of finding one denim piece layered over another denim piece (i.e. the double denim trend that Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake rocked that will go down in pop culture history) the new season is about singular pieces with multiple lashings of denim on them. Jeremy Scott reinvented denim for his eponymous collection by sending his models out in patchwork denim clothing. We also love what Proenza Schouler did with denim by opting for tie dye denim pieces. The best way to incorporate this new trend into your current wardrobe is to hit the thrift stores and buy various pieces of old denim and getting crafty.
Maje patchwork denim mini dress, £92, available at The Outnet
Another AMP3 favorite – because who in this world doesn’t love comfort? Oversized knits aren’t just for the fall and winter seasons though, as they are very much on trend for Spring 2019; and we are here for it! Coach was all about gargantuan sweaters (with those aforementioned lovable Disney characters, remember?) but plainer ones also made their S19 debut in New York too. Less reminiscent of our childhood we must admit, but still covetable nonetheless.
Now is the perfect time to shop an oversized sweater, as not only will it see you through the cold winter months, but you’ll also be safe in the knowledge that you’re already one step ahead of the fashion game even before the new season starts.
ASOS chunky oversized jumper, £21, available at ASOS
One shouldered dresses
The one shouldered dress has had quite a hard time over the years, but we think that’s all about to change. This season, one shouldered dresses have really had their moment, and we predict that they will return in the spotlight for good. Self Portrait, Gabriela Hearst and Hellessy showcased some gorgeous one shouldered maxi dresses – perfect for those sunny summer strolls – although we predict the one shouldered trend will expand into mini dresses, midi dresses and even tops. Watch this space!
Ted Baker Irlina floral one shoulder dress, £125, available at Harrods
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