NYFW SS19 Shows Bring Back the Meaning of Putting on a Show

By Vanessa Chiu

New spirit and energy were given to all as New York Fashion Week’s Spring Summer 2019 shows wrapped up last week. This season felt optimistic, diverse, bright, and just made you feel good. The week was spectacular from beginning to end. Starting with Ralph Lauren celebrating fifty years, to the return of Rodarte and Proenza Schouler, throw in a celeb fight off the catwalk, and ending with Rhianna giving us the good sex with the Savage x Fenty lingerie show…what a whirlwind week. Here are some of the top trends:

Field of Marigolds

Carolina Herrera/Pyer Moss/Oscar de la Renta – INDIGITAL

This sunshine-y, bright and bold “it” colour was seen everywhere from Carolina Herrera to Pyer Moss. Time to pack up your “millennial pinks” as this is your new must have colour.

Sharp Suiting

Tom Ford/Sies Marjan/Maryam Nassir Zadeh – INDIGITAL

Re-energized bold suiting was a key trend on the runways of the likes of Tom Ford and Sies Marjan, in hybrid constructions and playful patterns and fabrics. Bike shorts also made a showing as a new suit bottom silhouette.

Tie Dye

Prabal Gurung/R13/Eckhaus Latta – IMAXTREE

Reminiscent of a time where there was hope and freedom in the air, tie dye is back. As seen on Kaia Gerber at R13, who takes us on a trip in California cool style, while designers like Eckhaus Latta opted to do more subtle version of this look.

Neon Hues

Prabal Gurung/Adeam/Sies Marjan – INDIGITAL

Grab your highlighters! Neon was everywhere! Bringing back a retro vibe but with fresher feels, neon lit up the runways not only in street wear but in gowns, dresses, and accessories.

Crochet Comeback

3.1 Phillip Lim/Ulla Johnson/Oscar de la Renta – INDIGITAL

Phillip Lim took a modern feel via metallic threading and Ulla Johnson weaving crochet throughout her show, this slow knit spanned the runways from Oscar de la Renta to Self Portrait.

Puffed up Romance

Carolina Herrera/Rodarte/Ulla Johnson – INDIGITAL

Time to give some good shoulder. Somewhere between Rodarte’s 80’s feel and Ulla Johnson’s Victorian throwback, this season’s puffed up sleeve adds romance and whimsy.