NYFW SPRING 2019: TREND ALERT

CROCHET BUFFET

From left to right: Oscar de la Renta, Rodarte, Michael Kors, Anna Sui.

First practiced by the peasants in Scotland and then perfected in England, crochet made it all the way to the New York runway shows. Fresh and lightweight for summer, the artisan craft which was extremely popular in the 1970s came back to the spotlight after a brief decline in popularity. Making a grand revival, designers like Michael Kors and Rodarte sent full crocheted pieces down the catwalk.

GOLDEN AGE

from left to right: Rodarte, Christian Siriano, Zimmerman, Brandon Maxwell.

Gold hues draped over models for spring 2019. Whether it was silk or metallic, contemporary or classic, the aristocratic mood is colossal across most big design houses for Spring 2019.

OVERSIZED SWEATER AND DRESS COMBO

From left to right:  Coach, Oscar de la Renta, Jeremy Scott, Calvin Klein.

Being comfortable and polished is in. Skirts and dresses were layered under roomy knits and oversized hoodies, giving a nod to feeling snug without compromising elegance.

NECK DRAMA

From left to right: Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Coach.

Referencing 18th-century fashion, designers went back to the era of corsets, drama, and most prominently neck decor. Whether it was a high or low neck, a high-drama ruffle always accompanied the scene.

HIGH SHINE

From left to right: Area, Milly, Sies Marjan, Anna Sui.

Showstopping and iridescent, intense luminosity is a big trend for Spring 2019. Previously reserved for performers and pop icons, and most popular in the late 90s (take Britney Spears’ famous red latex jumpsuit on her video for ‘Oops…I did it again!’), glossy and buoyant fabrics are making a resurgence, now being available in mundane scenarios such as work, school, and daily life.

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