We like to think we’re a stylish bunch at the coop. However, sometimes even we turn to the professionals for a bit of advice…
September saw fashion month upon us again and, as always, London, Paris, New York and Milan were awash with the latest trends. To ensure we’re at the top of our game for our clients and media (and for our own wardrobes), we’ve done a little research and pulled together the six biggest SS19 trends for you.
First up is a nostalgia-fuelled ’80s throwback. Following the current AW18 ’70s trend comes a heavy ’80s revival. Lead by Celine and Isabel Marant, last month’s shows heavily featured double-breasted suits, power shoulders and knee-length cuts to make a glam yet authoritative statement on the catwalk. Teamed with wide-brimmed hats and primary-coloured blazers, the trend allows the traditional ’80s look to return but with a bolder aesthetic. Princess Diana vibes will be back with a bang next summer and we cannot wait!
2. City Boho
As always, the summer catwalks enjoyed an injection of bohemian fashion. However, SS19 sees a more wearable city look introduced. Combined with the trend’s traditional neutral shades, this year’s trend offers patchwork suede boots and sculpted pencil skirts – making for a chic workwear wardrobe. Paired with magpie-worthy summer accessories, the trend is enhanced with anklets, market scarves and embellished charm belts for a classic boho look.
Continuing with summer workwear, utilitarian dressing was well represented across SS19’s catwalks. Featured heavily in Givenchy and Burberry shows, an array of earthy tones and army-inspired looks appeared in the form of sharp tailored co-ords and summer trench coats. However, twill dresses, drawstring halter necks and combat shorts have also inspired our off-duty style.
4. Vacation Aesthetic
Whilst we’d very much like a California-based coop, next summer’s vacation aesthetic trend is as close as we’re going to get. Venice Beach came to New York through Calvin Klein’s use of upcycled neoprene and Bermuda shorts. However, if you’re more into sipping sangria than surfing, you’ll be pleased to read that tie-dyes and sarong-like wrap skirts also dominated the catwalks.
They may make us feel like we’re back in an underage roller disco, but it’s true, neons are back. Thankfully SS19 introduces a grown-up take on the nostalgic trend. The bold hues have been applied to structured blazers, shell jackets and loose flowing ball gowns, brightening our work wear wardrobes a little. The ’80s revival that we mentioned earlier does, of course, make an appearance here too. Think contrasting sportswear and dramatic colour blocking (but classy, as always).
6. Cycling Enthusiast
We may be a little biased towards this trend, as adidas Sport eyewear holds a special place in our hearts. Following its appearance in fast fashion in SS18, the cycling enthusiast look has been repackaged for the high-end crowd. With a more luxe finish, models were seen sporting shiny knee-length cycling shorts and sporty sunglasses. Whilst we’re not fully convinced we could pull off the look, it’s definitely the most stylish way to rack up those Myzone points.