What’s new for Winter 2018/2019? …No one sums it up better than Vogue.
Next winter will be determined, celebrating individuality and style with a multitude of trends that are dying to be worn. Choose yours.
Easy-wear continues to be big, we’ll still be wrapping up warm in cozy clothes that make us feel safe..
Layering is front and center for next winter, with plays on texture and volume in a masterful game of accumulation. Balenciaga gave the illusion of nine layered items worn at once, playing with trompe-l’œil extremes to take on the arctic cold. At Chanel, layering was more discrete, with an updated hoodie worn over a padded jacket, over a dress. Prada went for a night-bright, multi-layered vision that was seen by Miuccia Prada as so many layers of protection for women.
Fashion looked to America this season, to discover the New World through Western accents at Isabel Marant, an effortlessly chic Margot Hemingway-esque look at Lorenzo Serafini and a Wild West edge for Alberta Ferretti’s signature femininity.
Bouquets of flowers
Florals of all kinds were given an update for the new season, in all-over prints on maxi and mini lengths that stayed just the right side of chic. A look that could easily take over next winter.
Comfortwear was a red thread through the Fall/Winter 2018-2019 shows, producing quilted volume in new proportions at Alexander McQueen, a little more classic at Chanel and hybrid forms in hi-tech fabrics at Sacai. Everyday armor for modern life.
In variations on a theme that is as prevelent as ever, fashion continues its love affair with the 1980s by supersizing shoulders.
Parkas were plentiful on the runways this season, offering protection from the winter’s cold with varying levels of eccentricity, from oversized mountains of material to light and airy versions, cut in contemporary shapes and sizes.
With good causes, charity projects and a simple desire to protect the planet, fashion is going green. The latest fight? A charge towards fake fur, led by Stella McCartney and joined by Gucci, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafin
A recurring theme at Valentino, Alexander McQueen and Givenchy, fringing gave evening looks a poetic twist. A detail that made all the difference and added an air of glamor.
If fashion were a painting of society, this season’s subject would be blue collars everywhere with a style that would not be out of place on a construction site. Think full-on hi-vis orange with reflective safety strips and plastic work boots.
The star piece of this season’s wardrobe was a loose-fitting, short Eighties jacket updated for today. The perfect balance of seduction and power.
Checks came in all variations and styles this season, but triumphed in fantastically mad all-over and color-blocked looks.
Add an air of absolute confidence..
Diana Vreeland’s signature feline print has continued to claw its way into everyday trends and nighttime glamour alike, dominating the collections of Victoria Beckham, Gareth Pugh and Dolce & Gabbana.
When fashion got a taste for folk, every rule went out of the window. “Mismatched” was out of the sartorial vocabulary this season, with patterns and textures mixed, juxtaposed or sewn together in patchwork for a luxe nomad look; think a 1970s Jimmy Hendrix and Talitha Getty mix-and-match revival.
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