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September 20, 2018

New York Fashion Week SS '19 Recap

Posted at 10:00 AM

From bold runway looks to daring street style, here is your breakdown of the key trends for Spring/Summer '19 seen during New York Fashion Week, presented by Fashion Snoops.


KEY RUNWAY TRENDS 

 

Happy Colors Trend

HAPPY COLORS 

NYFW kicked off to a joyous start with a number of designers showing bright colors, neons, and silhouettes that were made to dance in. Christian Sirano was inspired by a Hawaiian fantasy, while Prabal Gurung’s electric palette had nods to activewear.

 

Neon Accessories

NEON ACCESSORIES 

Neons proved to be key on the runway this season, making their way into numerous collections. Jeremy Scott and Christopher John Robbins both incorporated a neon lime yellow into their collections in the form of feathered bags, long earrings, and platform boots, while Sally Lapointe and Prabal Gurung incorporated a deep neon pink into their footwear lineup. John Elliot showcased a strong use of neons in eyewear- boldly colored orange and red neon lenses offset by jet black frames.

 

Dye Effects

DYE EFFECTS 

R13 brought forth Baja surf vibes for Spring 19, inclusive of Grateful Dead tie-dye. Elsewhere more muted dye effects were featured. Eckhaus Latta featured statement denim dye techniques.

 

College Prep

COLLEGE PREP

Designers at NYFW including Ralph Lauren, Kith x Tommy Hilfiger and Monse are all about preppy looks. Take note of college prep staples including oversized cardigans, rugby shirts and varsity jackets.

 

Island Vibes

ISLAND VIBES

A laid-back beachside theme was seen throughout this seasons SS 19 collections. This coastal vibe introduced surf-inspired tropical floral prints and a boyish take on surfwear gear, like the baggy Bermuda shorts and the oversized Hawaiian shirts. Woven blanket shirts and draped vests are a perfect layering key item for this trend and are mostly seen in stripes. To top it all off, a tropical bucket hat is an essential accessory for that relaxed Island Vibe look.

 

Cargo Pants

CARGO PANTS

One of the biggest comeback items to emerge during NYFW are cargo pants. SS 19 styles embrace volume, with baggy cargos spotted at Sies Marjan, Jonathan Simkhai and Ralph Lauren.

 

Liquid Shine

LIQUID SHINE

Designers at NYFW feature a full range of wet-look materials for Spring 19. Shiny PVC and lurex knits are highlighted. Metallic applications take liquid shine one step further.

 

 

STREET TRENDS

 

Biker Shorts

BIKER SHORTS

Biker shorts are a growing key item within street style, however, we're seeing a new way of styling in order to achieve a more tailored look. New York Fashion Week showed how diverse these shorts can be, as they can easily transition from a casual athleisure style to a chic and elevated look.

 

Pouch Bag

POUCH BAG

These small, delicate purses are packed with details in fabric and texture. Materials can range from a soft suede finish to a thick faux fur while embellishments can be seen in beads and sequence. Think bright colors, bold bead-work, and plenty of trims and details!

 

Plaid Blazer

PLAID BLAZER 

Plaid blazers continue to be an essential key item for in-between seasons. This staple outerwear piece gives an immediate polished look to any kind of outfit. Inspired by menswear tailoring, plaid blazers look best slightly boxy with broad shoulders and at a hip level length.

 

Monochromatic

MONOCHROMATIC

Monochromatic matching sets stood out among the Fashion Week crowd. Lilac suits were paired with a darker shade of purple and sunshine colors like red, orange and yellow brightened up the streets on rainy days.

 

LOGO HAPPY

LOGO HAPPY 

Brands are looking back to their archive collections and updating some iconic pieces including the all-over logo prints that were popular back in the early 2000s.

 

NEON REVIVAL

NEON REVIVAL 

With a strong influence from the 80's and 90's we are seeing pops of neon all over Fashion Week. Neon accessories add a retro touch to the look, while neon hues add life to neutral separates.

 

PVC

PVC 

PVC continues as a popular material for handbags and footwear. We have been seeing more and more PVC bags with little pouches inside concealing all your belonging and acting as two bags in one.

 

LEOPARD PRINT

LEOPARD PRINT 

We’ve been seeing a lot of leopard print on and off the runway this season from full head-to-toe looks to one-off pieces that are layered under bold color key items. This classic pattern can be seen in an array of different neutral shades and even pops of color for an elevated look.

 

 

NEWSWORTHY TRENDS

 

 

Ralph Laurens 50th anniversary

RALPH LAUREN'S 50th ANNIVERSARY

In celebration of the brand's 50th anniversary, Ralph Lauren's runway show in the heart of Central Park was an ode to the designer's aesthetic legacy, presenting a mash-up of RTW, Men’s Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren and Double RL. With more than 100 looks, the "see-now-buy-now" collections featured Ralph's most iconic themes, from western patchwork and paisleys to tapestry brocade and velvet.

 

VERSACE x KITH

KITH x VERSACE

Kith x Versace is pure 90's hip hop gold. Aside from the brand/collab factor (and significant logo action), the nostalgic items are all on point for right now. Highlights include bike shorts, velvet tracksuits and signature wild prints.

 


TREND FORECAST PROVIDED BY

Fashion Snoops

Fashion Snoops is a global creative agency that helps brands and companies harness future trends and act on the opportunities they bring. FS provides consulting services to global fashion and consumer product brands, as well as SaaS solutions wired for creators - allowing them to create smarter.


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