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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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