As one of New York’s most glamorous weeks is over, we take a look back at what trends we can be expecting for S/S 19. Moving into the layering season of A/W, next summer seems but a dream away, however take note from this fall, there are a few key trends that will be following us into the sun…
BEAUTY BOLDNESS AND TUMBLING TRESSES
This week NY showed us that we need not fear experimenting with colour. At Anna Sui, Pat McGrath showed us electric, bright tones of pink and orange. Sweeping the pigment over the forehead and temples, it became about accentuating features rather than blending them. Even when skin was kept fresh and dewy, block pops of colour appeared on lids and lips in shades of pink and yellow. Hair was styled romantically, in half up half down bouncy waves. With Rodarte sporting Pre-Raphaelite curls, Eugene Souleiman created texture showing hair pushed back from the face with invisible braiding at Dion lee.
PALETTES AND CONTRAST
A theme throughout the clothing this week was the neutral use of colour. Designers worked with contrasting fabrics in prints inspired by tapestries to jacquard, in not just earthy hues, but in ocean blues, pebble grey and ivy to jade greens. Orange and dandelion yellow made appearances amongst the muted tones. Many shows featured the femininity of blush rose, lavender minks and rich golds. Clothing ranged from vintage inspired and free flowing, with clashing prints to statement pieces with a high gloss finish. The cuts on hemlines were scallop trimmed and tulle was gathered and layered to create billowing dresses with diverse shapes. It was Tom Ford who really flaunted after dark, noir chic with his metallic floor length all fringed skirts.
FIERCE SAVAGE X FENTY
We were completed stunned at the conclusion to one of the biggest fashion events of the world last night as Rihanna went out with a bang. Her highly anticipated show celebrated female empowerment, solidarity and sisterhood in a brilliantly choreographed performance to launch her new lingerie collection. The brand that launched earlier in Spring, gave its first presentation at NYFW, emphasizing its brand ethos of all-inclusive female underwear. Not only is this something so refreshing to see, Rihanna took this one step further by introducing women of all shapes and sizes, including two pregnant women on the catwalk.
Even though we love the Victoria’s Secret catwalk each year (despite the envy we may feel when we do watch) it is safe to say the lingerie catwalk can very… same old. We love Ri-Ri for breaking the boundaries and doing something edgier and with attitude, with a body positive message that everyone can appreciate.