Fashion Week’s last leg in Paris may have already commenced, but it’s no reason not to look back at the trends that have sprung for Spring right at the beginning—that is, during the New York Fashion Week. After all, we still have about six good months before we officially say hello to the season, and it’s never too early to prepare sartorially. The event provides a good peek into the trends and styles that will dominate next year’s Spring, some of which will perhaps even extend to summer.
If the trends for NYFW are any indication, 2019’s Spring will be the time to go all out with brighter colors and attention-seeking silhouettes as blending in and being sleek in neutrals are on their way out. The season will be full of styles that those looking to stand out and fully express themselves in prints as well as different hues and shades will definitely love. Then there’s its fair share of pieces that are making their comeback; if you are just not keen on allocating money for the trendy, you may want to go through your parents’ old garments. Stay with us to read all about the trends that will give you a head start style-wise for next year:
Crochet has made its way back into the scene in the past years and has also proven to be big for Spring 2019, cementing once and for all that they’re no longer restricted within the old lady territory. And they’re not appearing one piece at a time, not at all—they can be incorporated into the whole outfit, come in a myriad of colors, and be glorious with their frills. We’re predicting that the crocheted pieces may even seep into the summer, where fashionistas can benefit from their being lightweight and easy to wear.
Or if we’re being technical, it’s Aspen Gold, as identified by Pantone. This season’s dominant color is not cool, not shy, and not even trying to tone down the brightness of the season. Instead, it’s going all out and matching the dazzle even of the sun. We saw it on the the shows of Batsheva, Brandon Maxwell, and Oscar de la Renta, among many others. If Spring isn’t particularly your thing, the color will at least help in driving away the gloom.
Colorful PVC Jackets
The season may not guarantee clear skies all the time, but the PVC jackets we’ve seen on the runway will definitely help in making you feel better with its colors, if it did not already do so by protecting you from the spring showers’ splatters. There’s everything for every taste on offer here, from the candy colored to the lovely patterns, and the knee-length to the oversized. What’s guaranteed is that the PVC jackets are non-boring alternatives to the often serious trench coats.
Designers are giving a more modern and easier-on-the-eyes update for the tie-dye. The psychedelic pattern never really went away, but it was not always considered something stylish. During the NYFW however, our beloved labels that include Prabal Gurung and Eckhaus Latta seem to embrace the pattern and execute them with sophistication by experimenting with silhouettes. Say hello to Spring 2019: the season when the tie-dye is no longer restricted for use during free, laid back summer days.
Just when we thought that the puffed sleeves would eventually go away, here we are at the Fashion Week seeing it go even bigger and more buzz-worthy for the coming months. While we love the more understated pieces featuring the sleeve, there’s no ignoring full-on feminine dresses as well as blouses that revel in the voluminous puffs. They usually fall in between Victorian era and the hedonistic 80s, and honestly, we’re quite not sure which we prefer more.
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