With fashion weeks starting off in New York every six months, many fashion enthusiasts meet again in the never-sleeping metropolis. In the streets you can see one trend after another and the fashion city is even busier than usual. After this week gives us a first glimpse of the trends for spring/summer 2019, the second round takes place at London Fashion Week. Here are our favorite trends for the upcoming season straight from New York and London.
Fashion Week Trend #1: Let’s Celebrate
It can already be said that hardly any fashion month has had so much to celebrate like this one so far. Many anniversaries of different labels have made our hearts beat a little faster. Above all of them, the 50th birthday of the American label Ralph Lauren. Many familiar faces sat down at the venue next to the Bethesda Fountain in New York to honor the designer. Among them, the most famous talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who gave a speech in the honor of Lauren. For his see-now-buy-now collection, he definitely focused on his typical all-American style. Especially noticeable: models walked down the runway as parents with their children. Along with this mood, one trend stood out especially: patchwork patterns in a variety of different styles. But not only Ralph Lauren was celebrated. Under the motto "Fringes For Everyone", the French luxury label Longchamp showed its first ready-to-wear collection in New York.
The vibe was perfect. After all, the city reflected the free, daring spirit of the label and the cosmopolitan collection from creative director Sophie Delafontaine. After two years in the world of Haute Couture, the label Rodarte also returned to the catwalks of New York. In turn, Victoria Beckham celebrated her 10th anniversary back in the British capital after showing in New York the last few years. For this season actually, all eyes were on London Fashion Week even before it actually started because the British Fashion Council announced that none of the labels was going to show fur. This was of course also the case for Burberry, where everyone was curious to see how the new creative director Riccardo Tisci was going to follow the footsteps of Christopher Bailey. After launching the new logo this August, Tisci wanted to bring all generations under one roof with his collection. Thus, he managed a well-done, first show for the British fashion house.
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Fashion Week Trend #2: Let’s Shine In Colors
Red, green, blue, yellow and pink – looks in all colors of the world ran across the catwalks of London and New York. A will for color seemed to be the secret motto of the two fashion weeks. The strong tones were mixed together and resulted in radiant looks, which will shine out all the rain in spring. Coats, skirts, dresses and accessories stood out in the bright colors and put a smile on many faces. Labels like Escada, Christopher Kane, Carolina Herrera and Marta Jukunowski jumped on the colorful bandwagon and brought the colors on their catwalks. The vibrant colors stand for the fearless, optimistic woman who was also the main inspiration for the current season. So apparently and luckily, those vibes will stay a little longer with us.
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Fashion Week Trend #3: From the 80ies to the 90ies
The collections this summer and fall showed us: the 80s are back with all their power women vibes. Don’t worry, they will stay for spring/summer 2019 but they will share their retro flair with a strong 90s mood. Actually, the 90s have already sneaked in and made their first steps back into the fashion world with the dad sneakers and co. However, now they are completely back for the upcoming season. Neon-colored dresses, cropped tops, washed-out denim, windbreaker jackets and plateau shoes are just some of the 90s trends that celebrate their comeback. Labels such as Jeremy Scott, Brandon Maxwell, Ashish, Kim Zinko or Prabal Gurung definitely knew how to unite them with today’s zeitgeist.
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Fashion Week Trend #4: The Silk Allrounder
A pretty Pyjama made of satin can hardly be missed in any closet. It feels perfect on the skin and it gives you that cozy feeling that almost everyone loves – especially for a goodnight sleep. However, satin is not only wearable at home, as we can see it on the different catwalks across the world. Almost no collection goes without satin. For the spring/summer 2019 trends, various designers from New York and London showed once again, how much they love the tender and shiny material. Whether you prefer it as a jumpsuit, a dress, a blouse or an all-over look – satin can be worn in any shape. And not just as a pyjama at home.