Asymmetry, Revisited Tailoring and Colour Splash Take Over New York for Spring 2019
New York, being one of the trendiest fashion capitals of the world, kicks off the major league of international fashion weeks on a biannual basis. It dictates the leaflets of the look books and trend catalogues for the coming season and introduces a plethora of design talent, whether old or new, to showcase path-breaking creations and looks. This year, the NYC runways saw revisited suiting, power of asymmetry and an explosion of colours for the coming season. Here is our verdict on trend trailblazers for New York Fashion Week Spring 2019.
For the Spring/Summer 2019 season, NYFW offered a creative exploration of silhouettes and forms saturated in deep and vibrant hues. Designers such as Marc Jacobs, with his dramatic candy sorbet fiesta; Christian Cowan, with his exemplified silhouettes and flirty play of sheer; Ralph Lauren, with his bespoke sportswear dripping in American heritage and culture; Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss, with his unique silhouettes and black celebratory prints and finally, Anna Sui, with her chic yet breezy prints extravaganza, are a few names to be kept on the radar for the upcoming season.
In the emerging talent space, CFDA's 2017 Inaugural Fashion Future Graduate Showcase saw three designers – menswear designers Jamall Osterholm and Daniel Cloke, and textile designer Ji Won Choi – present their debut collections on the New York runways. Jamall showcased the effective use of plastic as two of the looks from the designer’s 6-piece collection incorporated the use of bottles to create engineered body suits, whilst Ji Won tapped into his Korean heritage to depict a balanced collection evocative of Korean and American culture. Daniel used the platform to showcase innovation in the field of dyeing and fabrics, which he had spent the entire of last year exploring.
Trends-wise, NYFW saw a flirtatious play on the lines of symmetry, a comeback of vintage trends such as fringes, and the filing away of certain trends from their conventional attributes such as tailoring. The trend has been revamped for the upcoming summer season as more fashion forward. Prints-wise, the timeless florals took a moody turn towards deep and bold tones, usually reserved for Fall… Perhaps another nod towards the transitional nature of seasons?
Here is our edit of the trends intended to affect the future of fashion for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2019 season…