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