Trend Review: New York Fashion Week SS19

New York Fashion Week kickstarted the fashion season and provided colourful and bold statements for SS19. Refreshed pastel tones, a dip into 60’s print archives and a retake on feminine utility were a few of the many exciting things seen for Spring/summer ’19.

Overriding themes seen across NYFW included traditional utilitarian styles with revitalised feminine tones of pink and yellows as well as seasonal ruching, drawstring ties and frill details.

Western themes were seen in decorative variations, shown in balloon sleeve blouses, fringed shirts and western boots, as well as identifiable aesthetics such as western buckles and brown and beige tones. Seasonal updates were exhibited through fringing, bright blues and highly charged embroidery from Anna Sui and Coach 1941. Balloon sleeves continued into 60’s inspired themes seen in long and short sleeves, tie neck detailing and colour co-ords, which injected the 1960’s spirit into the SS19 catwalk.

Pure green tones were exhibited in volume across smart and evening wear, creating a statement across suiting in tailored silhouettes accompanied by knife pleats.

Citrus neon bursts were seen in bold block colours, small details or as part of a print or pattern in high shine, coated, satin or tulle fabrications. These bold brights were also seen in toned down lime colourways over smart and casual ensembles with jacquard textures and in co-ords looks.

Another colour that made a huge statement on the catwalk was siren orange which filtered down into tones of peach throughout knitwear, superfine knits, evening wear and statement co-ords.

Hot pinks provided a commercially viable colour update in suiting, eveningwear, knitwear and t-shirts that could be translated down into the high street for SS19.

Seasonal updates in blue were utilised across sportswear, smart and casual looks, most often seen in flat and stripe prints – cobalt made a bold statement in colour denim and snakeskin applications. Mustard, through to sunshine yellow tones,  continued into SS19 in fully colours and prints (in sorbet yellow tones, paired with pastel yellow and lime).

 

Summer checks, coloured gingham and polka dots continue into the warmer season with brighter bursts of colour covering smarts and casual wear.

NYFW presented a wide variety of bold print and pattern in powerful colourways – Oscar De La Renta was one of the many designers that opted for a patchworked style print, combining unconventional contrast prints for an eclectic look. Luxury animal skins such as snakeskin and crocodile were seen in mono, tonal and multi-coloured applications throughout smart wear for an updated edge. The theme of animal prints extended into zebra prints displayed in both highly charged and faded tones across suiting, co-ords and bodycon dresses seen by the likes of Calvin Klein.

Conventionally winter fabrics, textiles such as corduroy, tweed and knits were sent down the runway in jackets, cardigans, dresses and skirts while linen continued to be utilized across all summer commodities in neutral colourways. Displayed across Pure and Scoop SS19, NYFW confirmed lurex as a statement fabric for the upcoming season across bottoms and tops (tops being the most commercially viable). y.

Conventionally winter fabrics, textiles such as corduroy, tweed and knits were sent down the runway in jackets, cardigans, dresses and skirts while linen continued to be utilized across all summer commodities in neutral colourways. Displayed across Pure and Scoop SS19, NYFW confirmed lurex as a statement fabric for the upcoming season across bottoms and tops (tops being the most commercially viable).

Traditional woven fabrications in beige and natural tones gave looks a craftmanship look and feel and focused towards accessories for commerciality.

NYFW revealed a decorative take on detailing for SS19 with elements such as broderie, laser cut-outs, lace and embroidery detailing all contributing to product interest and additional fabric interest, rather than using print and pattern.

Sleeve statements were the talk of the town as various designers showcased long balloon sleeves, ruched balloon sleeves and flutter sleeves for a decorative look and feel, in addition to tie necks and hanky hems also contributing to the winsome ensemble. These details contributed to the peasant dress, in mini and maxi lengths, being a key item for SS19 along with an updated dress silhouette. In addition to these, sequins took shape on dresses, outerwear and shorts including colourful fringing nuances in varying weights and placements. Shoulders, arms and hems featured frill updates that were light and feminine, that were smart or casual dependant on styling.

The simple strapless dress exhibited buttoned and belted details with front and side split openings across flat and patterned applications.

A key piece seen across NYFW was the utility jumpsuit, seen in more fitted and feminine silhouettes for SS19 with designer, Moon Choi showcasing a wrap detail for a smarter aesthetic. Utility themes extended into bottoms including pocket heavy utility trousers – seen in white, beige and washed out green tones – and utility shorts in linen and cotton twill fabrications.

NYFW did not disappoint and provided an array of exciting new and updated elements, not to mention the bright bursts of colour seen across flat and patterned executions.

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