February has been and gone, meaning another whirlwind fashion month has graced the world’s style capitals to predict what we will be wearing in AW19.
The season’s trends divided opinions with designers showing the opposite of what we’ve come to expect. We’ve delved into the shows to pick some of our favourite looks from some of the hottest catwalks to round up AW19’s key trends…
Florals for fall
We’re all very familiar with Meryl Streep’s iconic quote – “Florals? For spring? Ground-breaking.” However, the likes of Erdem and Zimmerman broke the mould this season by introducing floral prints to what is usually a season of muted tones. Taking the trend from summer to winter, AW19’s prints have evolved the bright, bold florals that we saw on SS19’s catwalks into more intricate designs in a softer colour palette.
Whilst it may not be the sexiest shade, it’s safe to say beige is having a moment and according to Evening Standard’s Karen Dacre, it’s here to stay! As pictured below at Fendi’s Milan show, catwalks were awash with camel coats, paired with 50 shades of beige. Applied to shift dresses and chunky knitwear, it looks like neutrals are sure to be a workwear wardrobe staple.
All white everything
Whilst A/W’s festive season tends to bring copious LBDs, this year has flipped the tradition on its head by looking to an all-white colour palette. As power dressing continues to reign, New York Fashion Week saw Ralph Lauren and Helmut Lang, amongst many others, bring crisp white suits to the catwalk. Teamed with statement jewellery, the look takes trouser suits from the office to the office Christmas party in a flash.
On the subject of dressing for after-dark, Burberry and Molly Goddard also both used LFW as a platform to introduce some eye-catching diamante to their collections. Less school disco and more ‘if flapper girls met 2019’, both designed statement diamante fringed pieces. Whilst we may not be able to pull off the look in the coop, Vogue recommends we “invest in a pair of trailing diamante earrings to pair with your laziest weekend denim” – perhaps a little more apt for a Monday morning.
The fifth and final silhouette that made a stand worldwide this fashion season was the nostalgic puffball dress. Giving us all kinds of ‘80s feels, ballooning was present on numerous catwalks in the form of taffeta. Combined with the aforementioned trend, florals for fall, Richard Quinn showcased an oversized puffball in a bold floral print whilst Simone Rocha offered a more elegant style in a silky blue. Whilst the trend may take some time to trickle into our wardrobes, it’s definitely one that we’re excited to see crop up in shoots in a few months’ time!