Spring 2019 is for the bold, adventurous dressers. Increase in exaggeration, statement pieces and creating larger silhouettes. Be it a statement headband from Prada, layers upon layers of ruffles at Marc Jacobs, or the 80’s back with puffed sleeves at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Spring 2019 is not about conforming and simplicity in dress.
Paris fashion week for Fall 2019 Ready-to-Wear was defined by glamour. My predictions for the seasons trends include black sequins- blazers, short shorts (the one’s that pair well with black sheer tights- see Saint Laurent & Miu Miu), hair accessories, alligator leather bags & the return of chunky heels. Of course this was the absolute final show for Karl Lagerfeld – his Chanel show for which we were all very excited to witness. I honestly expected a bit more, thought it was a week after his passing and and there was a commemoration for him at Fendi, I’ve always considered Lagerfeld synonymous with Chanel and expected them to do something HUGE, after all, the runway was where he loved to play with themes.
I often have a hard time pinning down the specific trends which will carry forward from Milan fashion week because the designers I’m drawn to from this city are so diverse. Gucci, Vivetta, Blumarine to name a few of my favourites are all so unique in what they do. One thing which can always be counted on from Milan is the luxury & opulence which is on show much more than the other major three fashion capitals.
London Fashion Week Fall 2019 Ready to Wear brought us colour above all else – something which has been amiss in fashion for a while now. So much vibrant colour of all different shades. London Fashion Week is known best for its roster of quirky and artistic designers with the likes of Christopher Kane, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and new addition David Quinn. This season we’re looking at a few highlights from LFW. Main trends include the use of colour, experimenting with different shapes and plays on classic styling and a return to the millennium.
I began working on this post initially over a month ago & decided to set it down & mix it up a bit. This series it’s actually a fair bit of work – skimming through the collections for my favourite pieces, organizing them into a post, researching the house & it’s designers and finally putting into my own words the history & what the designer means to me. Chanel has no less than six seasons a year, each of those having approximately 50-100 looks with hundreds if not thousands of pieces. I took a break to work on some other posts & then couture week happened and now fashion month is in full swing and I was going to come back to it following maybe a few lifestyle and beauty posts as to not overwhelm my content with fashion posts. In the wake of Karl Lagerfeld’s passing however, I thought it only fitting to put out a piece to commemorate him in time for the showing of his final collection.