Fashion Month SS19 Recap

Fashion Month SS19 Recap

It’s almost over. The month-long bustle that is Fashion Month is set to conclude in a few days in Paris, and so far it has been everything but boring. We’ve heard rumors of shade being thrown, pettiness being shown and even shoes thrown (!) We have also been on top of all the brands’ anniversaries, debuts, re-births, and maybe even deaths (Michael Kors bought Versace and we don’t know what to think about that.) What really matters though is how, finally, we are seeing brands embracing diversity and inclusivity, taking political stands and celebrating womanhood.

This year’s shows have also taken a new look and vibe. As expected, the Spring/Summer season is full of color, fun prints, light and sheer fabrics, bold shapes, and heavy on statement pieces, but the mood around this season is warm, positive and refreshing, which has really pushed designers to try new things, put their own twist to each trend and strive to surprise their audience. We think they have been doing a pretty good job.

Take a quick look to some of our favorite looks from each Fashion Week, get the major trends and start getting ready for next spring. After all, it doesn’t hurt to be a step ahead of the game!

New York Fashion Week

 From left to right: Rodarte, Brandon Maxwell, Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs and Carolina Herrera.

From left to right: Rodarte, Brandon Maxwell, Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs and Carolina Herrera.

This week was all about the western, bohemian and romantic looks… but with an edge. We saw exuberant shapes, bright colors, metallic and satin fabrics, flow-y skirts and dresses, embroidery on everything, and a lot of crochet.

As for accessories, big headpieces, skinny belts, dangling earrings and statement bags were all over the runways. And we also got the memo; the ugly sneaker trend is here to stay.

Reel the looks:

London Fashion Week

 From left to right: Peter Pilotto, Victoria Beckham, Burberry, Nabil Nayal and Matty Bovan.

From left to right: Peter Pilotto, Victoria Beckham, Burberry, Nabil Nayal and Matty Bovan.

This city is known for the avant-garde approach to their art, and if the funky prints didn’t convey that to you, then the over-use of tulle and taffeta should. British designers are all about sophistication, yet they adore mixing prints, materials, shapes and colors. They still stuck with the bohemian and romantic look, but brought in a new style that exudes power and gives force to the working woman. Oversized bags and blazers were everywhere.

Reel the looks:

Milan Fashion Week

 From left to right: Etro, Tod’s, Missoni, Fendi and Versace.

From left to right: Etro, Tod’s, Missoni, Fendi and Versace.

Is it true that Italians do it better? We don’t know but at least they try it all. From ultra-feminine dresses and knitted/crocheted pieces to boxy sets and tailored suits, Milan Fashion Week was a feast to the eye.  We saw bold prints, both bright and muted tones, quite a bit of leather and a lot of transparent plastic pieces and accessories. Activewear was also huge, with cycling shorts making a big impact.

Reel the looks:

Paris Fashion Week

 From left to right: Jacquemus, Saint Laurent, Dior, Koché and Gucci.

From left to right: Jacquemus, Saint Laurent, Dior, Koché and Gucci.

Finally, Paris Fashion Week comes thru with the elegance and sensuality that depict this city. So far we have seen animal print, sheer fabrics, sleek shapes, a lot of embellished pieces, and tons of ruffles. We are still getting a bit of this season’s bohemian and western trends, but with a “rockstar” touch.  Newer brands are opting for bright and rich colors, while the veterans are sticking with beautiful muted ones.  As for accessories, oversized bags, statement sunglasses and hats are in.

Reel the look:

Start reeling your favorite look today and get ready for spring!

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ROTM: Polina Perkins the Chicago Fashionista

ROTM: Polina Perkins the Chicago Fashionista

History of Fashion Month

History of Fashion Month