Flowers in Spring? It’s groundbreaking. Designers had gardening on their minds for this season trend pairing bright floral prints with solid colors. They expanded their palettes from all different colors and types of flowers from the brightest and the boldest to the simple and minimalist.
Floral prints go hand in hand with Springtime and are brought out every year. From pastels to darks, designers like Dior Homme, MSGM, Versace, Louis Vuitton, and Valentino all incorporated flowers into their spring offering.
There are plenty of houses for which the runways shows are but a simple excuse to showcase their accessories. Skim any luxury holding companies annual report and one will quickly discover that while most of the marketing is around ready-to-wear, the accessories are what really supports the house. More often than not up to 80% of the sales are generated from handbags and shoes.
This season handbags called up to carry that weight, with both Proenza Schouler and Jacquemus showcases handbags large enough to travel in. Newcomer Roberta Einer caught our attention with her bohemian needlework tweed together with oversized cording.
Balmain’s clear lucite handbag carrying trays served as a double entendre, holding a handbag and promoting the brand simultaneously. Alexander McQueen’s floral motifs caught our editor’s eyes as a seasonal standout that we expect plenty of other handbag lines to emulate, while Ottolinger’s Christa Bösch and Cosima Gadient mashed up genres, printed canvas, and trims to present a seasonal standout.
Of course Fendi, Burberry, Chanel, Prada, Dior, Valentino and Louis Vuitton continue to reinvent their core category with Neo-classical silhouettes complete with logos and monograms.
Here our AARB Magazine’s picks for the Top 50 Handbags of Spring 2019.
One of the hottest trends that AARB Magazine has noticed during the Spring 2019 Men’s Shows has proven to be colorful tailoring. The bright colors have arrived just in time for spring and summer and have elevated basic fashion shows to a brand new level.
Designers like Dior Homme, Raf Simons, and Louis Vuitton have all jumped on the bandwagon, eliciting an excitement for warm weather and summertime happiness through their tailoring.