New York Fashion Week SS19 Trend: Neon
The fashion week circuit has commenced with a kaleidoscope of clashing colours at New York, where striking and scorching neons have made an immediate impression on the catwalks. Neon hues transpire as the ideal antidote as we see the return of the grey winter weather around the corner, therefore the trend in question is the crucial injection to awaken and lift our spirits.
With aesthetics including highlighter yellows, gleaming greens and punchy pinks, there’s no chance of feeling gloomy next season, with a wardrobe that will spark a bold dose of infectious vibrancy.
Designers who are channelling the trend now include:
1 Prabal Gurung
Heroic in exhibiting the brightest collection amid New York Fashion Week so far, Prabal Gurung takes the crown for displaying the most dramatic dichotomy of daring hues throughout his collection. Never a designer to shy away from showcasing striking looks, his Spring/Summer 2019 offering showcased the boldest of blues, greens, pinks and yellows that were seen throughout in contrasting collisions that were unapologetically amalgamated, whilst at other times, paired together in eye-catching top-to-toe shades for men and women.
Typically acknowledged for its nonchalant elegance of previous seasons, Tibi exhibited a collection that imbued a grown-up and workwear-appropriate aesthetic, which included some seriously standout neon shades – the bright orange, knitted co-ord dress being one. The neon look stood out a mile amid an array of pastel-heavy pieces, albeit the statement garment was proof that neon shouldn’t just be in the realm for parties, illustrating that it can work in the office as well.
3 Brandon Maxwell
A showering of intense colours creatively clashed throughout the Spring/Summer 2019 collection at Brandon Maxwell. Favoured for his red carpet pieces, the designer was not shy at coming forward last weekend on the catwalk, where garments included a sleeved dress that was drenched in a striking hot pink hue, which was styled with conflicting red footwear and accessorised with an XXL Perspex bag. The theme was arguably neon but was infused with an ultra-glamorous edge.
Words by Katie Farley