The Best Looks From SS19 Straight Off the Runway

& the trends that stood out

Words by Emma Tiernan
October 2nd, 2018

Over the past four weeks, we’ve seen the who’s who of fashion showcase their designs for spring/summer 2019. Yes, I know, autumn has only just begun but such is the fashion industry. Despite the negative correlation between seasons, you can’t help but be drawn in by the shows which seem to get bigger and better each year; we saw Anya Hindmarch who had attendees perched on a giant cloud in London, Dior’s dance-inspired show in Paris and Chanel’s beachside getaway. But while the more avant-garde displays always get people talking, the main buzz is naturally surrounding the looks on the catwalk and the trends that come about as a result.

This spring/summer, the trends, it seems, haven’t deviated too far from what is already popular for autumn/winter this year. Animal print was unsurprisingly the most common trend with designers such as Tom Ford, Burberry and Calvin Klein all sending animalistic designs down the runway. In terms of colour, pastel pinks, greens and blues were the shades of choice from New York to Milan. I know, I know, pastels for spring, groundbreaking! But who can resist a pale pink suit or a lemon skirt when the cold of winter breaks and spring finally looms?

Other notable trends that will be back next season are cycling shorts, most commonly paired with a fitted blazer as seen at Off White, Roberto Cavalli and Fendi. Everyone’s favourite, the slip dress, also slipped back onto the runway popping up in shows like Marc Jacobs and Alexachung. Meanwhile, if Cholé and Coach have anything to say about next year’s trends it’s that the western theme is sticking around a while longer. Discover these trends and more below in our SS19 roundup.


Suits

Rejoice! The power suit isn’t going anywhere next season; from Victoria Beckham to Alexachung and Fendi, there was a version or two of the power suit in almost every collection. Between pastels and camel tones, tailored and oversized, the suit comes in all shapes and sizes for spring/summer 2019.


Yellow

The prominent colour of the season is set to be sunshine yellow which is exactly what we will need after all the muted tones of winter. This bright shade was incorporated in collections including Oscar de la Renta, Max Mara, Rochas and many more. So, get ready to see a lot of yellow coming your way for SS19.


Animal Print

Don’t hang up your snakeskin boots just yet as the animal print frenzy is set to continue into spring/summer with leopard print, zebra and snakeskin as the frontrunners at Tom Ford and Gucci.


Polka Dots

Last season we saw polka dots in every size and colour and it appears designers are not about to give up on the pattern just yet as houses such as Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana all adopted the trend into their spring/summer collections.

Browse more of our favourite looks from the SS19 shows in the gallery below.

 

Rochas SS19
Rochas SS19
Rochas SS19
Rochas SS19
Jacquemus SS19
Chloé SS19
Jacquemus SS19
Jacquemus SS19
Jacquemus SS19
Chloé SS19
Chloé SS19
Chloé SS19
Rochas SS19
Dior SS19
Dior SS19
Dior SS19
Dolce & Gabbana SS19
Dolce & Gabbana SS19
Dolce & Gabbana SS19
Dolce & Gabbana SS19
Marni SS19
Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini SS19
Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini SS19
Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini SS19
Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini SS19
Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini SS19
Roberto Cavalli SS19
Roberto Cavalli SS19
Fendi SS19
Fendi SS19
Max Mara SS19
Max Mara SS19
Burberry SS19
Burberry SS19
David Koma SS19
David Koma SS19
Osman SS19
Victoria Beckham SS19
Alexa Chung SS19
Alexa Chung SS19
Alexa Chung SS19
Alexa Chung SS19
Marc Jacobs SS19
Marc Jacobs SS19
Marc Jacobs SS19
Marc Jacobs SS19
Nanushka SS19
Marc Jacobs SS19
Nanushka SS19
Alexa Chung SS19
Calvin Klein SS19
Calvin Klein SS19
Coach 1941 SS19
Coach 1941 SS19
Coach 1941 SS19
Coach 1941 SS19
Richard Quinn SS19
Huishan Zhang SS19
Huishan Zhang SS19
Oscar De La Renta SS19
Oscar De La Renta SS19
Oscar De La Renta SS19
Oscar De La Renta SS19
Oscar De La Renta SS19
Carolina Herrera SS19
Oscar De La Renta SS19
Carolina Herrera SS19
Carolina Herrera SS19
Carolina Herrera SS19
The Row SS19
Carolina Herrera SS19
Longchamp SS19
Longchamp SS19
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Monse SS19
Tom Ford SS19
Off White SS19
Off White SS19
Off White SS19
Off White SS19
Loewe SS19
Dries Van Noten SS19
Loewe SS19
Paco Rabanne SS19
Saint Laurent SS19
Dries Van Noten SS19
Dries Van Noten SS19
Gucci SS19