NYFW INSPIRATIONS SPRING/SUMMER 2019
With New York Fashion Week soon coming to an end, giving way to its London counterpart, our team pauses to look back at all the pieces that were presented to us this past week.
As we analyze this runway looks, there are certain clear runway takeaways presented to us, which could project what our next Spring season may look like.
Here are some of the trends we may see in 2019.
To those who are not familiar with color blocking: it is the process of pairing blocks of colors in an outfit; often very loud primary colors. The clash of colors is the aesthetic goal. This trend was presented in several ways during fashion week, whether it was several shades of primary colors in one article of clothing, or entire pieces in a single vibrant color.
Big and puffy, or dainty and soft, ruffles were used in many different shapes and sizes during this fashion week. Some designers used ruffles to invoke the gentle, classic spirit of spring, pairing them with florals and light shades of pink. Other designers, however, brought us a throwback to the 1980s, with big ornamental ruffles in bright shades or shiny metallic fabrics.
Whether the article of clothing utilized see-through fabrics or details to simulate negative space, transparent fabrics were one of the biggest stars of NYFW. A few designers opted for a combination of both transparent and floral fabrics.
This Fall trend has officially found its way into Spring: tailored jackets were seen everywhere on the runway, both in muted and bright colors. A classic style present in both men and women wardrobes.
Though some may agree with Miranda Priestly from Devil Wears Prada, that florals are nothing groundbreaking for Spring. The trend is still alive and well, even at Fashion Week. The choice to use florals this Spring highlights femininity in an industry that is becoming more avant-garde and androgynous every day.