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.
Distant and tropical lands were beckoning designers this season resulting in a bevy of landscape graphics taking over the runway….New TREND.
Suburban Simpson’s home pop-up at Virgil Abloh’s Off-White while neon camp trees populated printed tops and sweaters at Prada, Valentino, Amiri, MSGM, and Paul Smith. All signified a longing for a trip but none as fanciful as Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton men’s where the landscape was literally the yellow brick road from The Wizard Of Oz. We think it wise to pay close attention to the man behind the curtain.
The Future is Here! During Fall 2018 The Impression noticed an abundance of a futuristic trend vibe featuring metallics of all colors, neon designs, and accessories that are out of this world.
Designers like Alexander Wang, Maison Margiela, Calvin Klein, and Balmain were not afraid to show off these bold fabrics in their designs. Alexander Wang kept his designs simplistic by incorporating pops of metallics into his sleek black designs. Maison Margiela was all about the accessories, featuring metallic shoes and see-through space helmets. Calvin Klein featured sophisticated silver metallics into both clothing and accessories. Balmain was all about the fabrics, using colorful rouche and metallic fringe.
Looking back on the most popular and recurring trends of London Fashion week, the All Dolled Up Fashion Trend from Fall 2018 London took over the runway.
This new wave of frilly sleeves, flowing skirts, and girly details are nothing short of inspirational eye candy. These London designers have reintroduced an element of femininity that has not been seen for a while for Fall 2018.
Roksanda and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi both incorporated light, airy fabrics in colors that match the dreamy vibe of their collections. David Koma seamlessly combined frills with touches of lace and leather in a darker color scheme. Delpozzo was fearless with color while still keeping with the trend of bold feminine details. Getting dolled up is back in style and these designers have emphasized the delicately bold nature of fashion in an irresistible way.
It’s all about the logo’s this season as we dig into London Fall 2018 Fashion Week Trends we’ve noticed multiple designers incorporating textual designs into their work.
It’s all about who you know and what you wear and designers like Nicopanda, Marques Almeida, Christopher Kane, and Ports 1961 are not afraid to show it off! Nicopanda incorporates multiple different textual designs in his work, while adding in different types of plaid and stripes to add pops of vibrant colors. Marques Almeida designs focused on spreading messages about “Power women” and “Truth + Beauty” through her sophisticated designs. Christopher Kane spread positive words like “Joy” in his clothes, while using classy black and red lacing as contrast. Ports 1961 elegantly featured all different types of text in different sizes.
Observing the most eye-catching trends of London Fashion week, we bring to light the Shine Time Fashion Trend from Fall 2018 London.
Don’t keep your sparkles in the back of your closet until the festive season – the sequin revolution is here. Many designers could not turn down the opportunity to throw some shimmer into their Fall 2018 looks.
The designs of J.W. Anderson and Christopher Kane featured extraordinary sequin numbers. The lively, playful designs of Delpozo can be seen embellished with colorful sequins. We also have brands such as Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and Erdem to thank for making it acceptable to wear sequins every day, not just the holiday season.
The military look was in full effect down the runways this spring/summer season. Nina Ricci’s collection was inspired by the French Foreign Legion. Public School, Junya Watanabe, and Zadig & Voltaire are a few other designers who were seen using this trend in their shows. Here is the Military Effect Fashion Trend for Spring 2018.