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.
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.
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.
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.
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.