A Glimpse Into The Spring/Summer Trends of SS19
Here’s a heads-up on the trends that emerged from the Spring/Summer 2019 catwalks…
Beige Is The New Black
If there was a dominant shade that showered the catwalk collections for SS19 it was most definitely beige. Arriving in an assortment of tantalising tonal colours, the name of the trend is open for debate – call it “contemporary oatmeal”, “stony ground” or however else, it was abundantly clear that this was the prevailing palette of the season. Riccardo Tisci of Burberry presented the classic-trench-coat in an alluring 50 shades; Balmain illustrated the colour best in head-to-toe suede; Tibi seduced in nonchalant tailoring and Christian Dior played out the beige spectrum alluringly in dreamy feminine fabrics and silhouettes.
Face The Lace
No longer a trend permitted for the prim and proper, lace has returned with serious attitude and bite for SS19, an aesthetic that initially awoke the Cruise collections has now strengthened its status for the season ahead. It’s apparent that lace is now cool, examples of which were witnessed on Peter Pan collar shirts at Victoria Beckham, dresses featuring patchwork accents at Erdem and intercepted with sequins at Christopher Kane. Alexander Wang channelled lace into its sport-luxe looks, whilst Burberry included lace on delicate silky underwear as outerwear garments.
An array of designers drenched their SS19 collections with zesty tie-dye prints and many slunk down wetsuits, emitting those summery beach vibes ready for next season. Playing homage to Jaws, Raf Simons at Calvin Klein had the movie poster motif on t-shirts styled with unpeeling printed wetsuit skirts, whilst vibrant tied-and-dyed aesthetics were splattered over the likes of Prabal Gurung, MSGM, Prada and No.21. Marine Serre designed a ruffling fishtail gown crafted from wetsuit rubber and R13 transported us to next year’s Glastonbury festival with bohemian vibes via psychedelic tie-dies and ripped denim shorts.
Words by Katie Farley