4 Essential Fashion Trends for SS19


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By Lily Tubman

While we’re all dusting off our coats and boots and preparing for the fast approaching winter, the world of fashion is debuting neon bra tops and exaggerated beach accessories for the upcoming spring and summer.

While these trends may seem a little intense, they can be as everyday casual or as high fashion as you make it. It’s all about dressing it up or dressing it down. Catch these trends everywhere when the warm weather finally arrives.

80s Comeback


Some trends are recreating what we’ve seen before, such as acid wash and neon. But this time, think less grunge, more chic. NYC-based brands like Sally La Pointe and Proenza Schouler brought back acid wash in the form of monochromatic matching sets paired with sleek heels or oversized shirts and dresses accompanied by immoderately large tote bags.  

With everything from sleek, sheer numbers to parachute sets, neon was embraced by fashion houses as well as new brands such as Y/Project and Prabal Gurung. These obnoxiously bright colors maybe loud but are just as fun.

Old English

Other trends are distinct to few designers wanting to explore the past. This led to the resurgence of style inspirations from the Victorian Era. How we love a prairie dress. Brock Collection sent a slew of models down the NYC runway in modern-day Pride and Prejudice-esque outfits.

London based designers Simone Rocha and Erdem paid homage to their history with voluminous sleeves, ornate patterns, and romantic pastel shades. Rocha continued to experiment with her loved baby-doll dresses in intense colors, like red and black, and delicate florals. Erdem was soft and used traditionally English fabrics like lace.  

Beach, Please

A handful of designers this season took to the beach for inspiration. for instance French designer Jacquemus. The designer showcased a new collection of equally extra proportions that had the audience dreaming of summers in the French Riviera. Famous for his large woven hat, Jacquemus focused on massive straw bags instead. Valentino followed suit and adorned their models in straw, feathered hats so big it could be considered a new form of SPF (at least for those who can afford it).

Chanel also took the plunge into a concept. The show took place on an artificial beach (waves included). While Karl Lagerfeld’s take on beachwear may not consist of the typical bathing suits and flip-flops, he focused on colorful tweed and black biker shorts. The carefree vibe gave us never-ending beach vibes.

A Mediterranean Vacation

The vaca-vibes did not stop there, Milan and Paris Fashion Week were taken over by the Mediterranean. Altuzarra showed us how to wear casual bikinis while still looking put together, with warm tones, fresh patterns and just enough of midriff.

At Milan, the city itself served as major inspiration. Etro layered bra tops with matching coats and complimenting pants. Francesco Risso’s third show for Marni was strong. The looks started in off-white, so the focus was on the silhouette and structure. Summery colors were then implemented in good taste. Russo used graphics, yet the looks were simple and beautiful.