Lon­don Fash­ion Week S/S 2019: The Per­fect Con­flu­ence of Vin­tage Sil­hou­ettes and Mod­ern Tailor­ing

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From cinched waists and vin­tage state­ment hats to a slam dunk of se­quins, metallics and laces, we bring forth to you all the trends of Spring 2019 from the iconic Lon­don Fash­ion Week spelled out in de­tail. United King­dom, which is home to Lon­don, one of the big­gest fash­ion cap­i­tals in the world, boasts of highly di­ver­si­fied and de­vel­oped fash­ion dy­nam­ics that thrive on the per­fect bal­ance of lux­ury, re­tail and on­line do­mains of the fash­ion in­dus­try. The last seven years have wit­nessed a sturdy growth in UK’s ap­parel and footwear mar­ket as it is an­tic­i­pated that 2018 would set the mar­ket value at 60.7 bil­lion eu­ros. The an­nual ex­pen­di­ture on cloth­ing saw a ma­jor in­crease and ended at 65.7 bil­lion eu­ros in 2017 ac­cord­ing to statisca.com.

Lead­ing brands of United King­dom have made head­lines glob­ally that in­clude high-street re­tail­ers such as Pri­mark, Next, New Look, and on­line gi­ants like ASOS. The pi­o­neer of lux­ury fash­ion in Lon­don, Burberry saw a ma­jor trans­for­ma­tion this year un­der the reign of Ric­cardo Tisci with its all new mono­gram, logo and a zeal for sus­tain­abil­ity. In fact, sev­eral UK brands up­held the ban­ner of sus­tain­abil­ity, by com­plete boy­cott of the use of non-an­i­mal-friendly fi­bres like leather, mo­hair and most im­por­tantly, fur. ASOS was one of the big­gest on­line re­tail chains to ex­e­cute these sus­tain­able fash­ion ini­tia­tives.

The wave of sus­tain­abil­ity also hit the Spring/Sum­mer 2019 edi­tion of the Lon­don Fash­ion Week as British Fash­ion Coun­cil ac­com­plished its prom­ise of a fur-free Lon­don Fash­ion Week as most of the de­sign­ers pledged to avoid any fur us­age in their col­lec­tions. This made LFW one of the first ma­jor fash­ion weeks to go fur-free.

The re­cent ‘Brexit’ might have made the po­lit­i­cal sce­nario of UK volatile, but it also brought forth the best out of the de­sign­ers this time. Sen­sa­tional col­lec­tions hit the run­ways for the first time, like Ric­cardo Tisci’s de­but col­lec­tion for Burberry that took the brand a few gen­er­a­tions ahead of its time and Vic­to­ria Beck­ham’s all-age in­clu­sive tenth an­niver­sary col­lec­tion. De­sign­ers like Er­dem, Si­mone Rocha and Richard Quinn played with the vin­tage trends of hats, veils and gowns while de­sign­ers like Molly God­dard and JW An­der­son brought to the show the per­fect amal­ga­ma­tion of art, craft and fash­ion bal­anc­ing avant-garde with wear­a­bil­ity.

Metallics, se­quins and laces were re­fined to leave the ’80s norms and con­form to the mod­ern sil­hou­ettes and pat­terns. Nu­mer­ous ver­sions of the clas­sic white suit were ex­plored by the de­sign­ers for Spring 2019 while cinched waists com­pli­mented baggy cuts of sev­eral en­sem­bles. Here is our ver­dict on the Lon­don Fash­ion Week Spring/Sum­mer

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