Spring 2019 Trends

Bold for Spring

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.

Plaid Suiting

Strong influence from the ’90s seems to be continuing into the Spring with plenty of plaids available – in signature muted colours for which business wear has been known for as well as a variety of more playful colours – think Cher in Clueless.  Particularly in suiting – both in blazers and pants as well ask skirts & shorts as seen at Alexandre Vauthier.  This trend was present amongst Marc Jacobs, Jill Stuart and John Galliano.

Hair Accessories

be sure to wear, some flowers in your hair

Florals, for Spring…groundbreaking (I know), but seriously Rodarte actually brought us flowers in your hair in the most acceptable way.  This isn’t your music festival floral headband.  We all need some flowers in our hair this Spring care of Rodarte.  Additionally, hair clips are back – now with pearls, words (be they catch phrases, or brands) and bows – the exaggerated bow at Giambattista Valli is wearable haute couture.  Finally, you can’t scroll through Instagram without seeing an influencer in Prada’s new bold satin halo headband- a divisive piece, what do we think?  It’s certainly growing on me.

Sheer

Major trend especially at Dior – as we’ve seen Maria Grazia Chiuri creating balletic silhouettes for the Dior collections several seasons now – sheer is a huge mood for Spring 2019.  While a sheer top on its own looks amazing on the Emporio Armani runway, something with a few extra layers such as The Row is wearable and feminine.  This trend could be seen at Vivetta, Valentino and Miu Miu amongst many more.

Structure

Structure has been a miss in street style in favour of draping fabrics and before that the super-fitted bandage dress.  Celine, Sara Battaglia, Mary Katrantzou and Vera Wang are bringing back a bit more structure to our wardrobes.

Ruffles

The biggest trend this Spring?  Ruffles have been everywhere, featured particularly prominent in Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2019 show – in his blouses and dresses also seen at Vivetta and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi.  Spring 2019 is not about subtlety in fashion – the bigger the ruffles and the more volume the better.

Celine Paris Fashion Week Spring 2019

Celine

Vera Wang Paris Fashion Week Spring 2019

Vera Wang

Exaggerated Shoulders & Puffed Sleeves

While the ’90s have been back in fashion for quite some time, it seems the ’80s are now getting their turn with oversized shoulders.  Puffed sleeves, rouching and layers of ruffles added to the shoulders and sleeves – the broad shoulder silhouette is back in fashion (I’m rejoicing).  Seen on the runway from Giambattista Valli, Marc Jacobs and Vivetta.

Vera Wang Paris Fashion Week Spring 2019

Vera Wang

Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2019 Couture

Alexandre Vauthier

Bubble Skirts & Dresses

Along with bolder silhouettes such as layered ruffles, exaggerated shoulders and structured garments comes the return of the bubble skirt – and dress.  Seen at many shows including those of Richard Quinn, Vivetta and Oscar de la Renta.

Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2019 Couture

Alexandre Vauthier

Vera Wang Paris Fashion Week Spring 2019

Vera Wang

New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Marc Jacobs

Which of these seasons trends are you most looking forward to?

photos courtesy of Vogue.com

Sheila

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