We sketch the key trends, brands and highlight newness for the season aheadShop women’s fashion
The Spring Summer 2019 runways offered up an exciting mix of trends with one common thread: a sense of optimism. Neon brights, PVC and playful pinks dominated – ready to be filtered into existing wardrobes as subtle flashes, or all-encompassing power pairings. Designers also riffed on vintage workwear, redefining the boiler suit and toying with utilitarian details and hardware. Spinning the best of the catwalks into your definitive SS19 edit, we unveil the need-to-know trends, brands and pieces for the season ahead.
Mud Pack is the grown-up neutral for now – and it’s all about textural fabrics, layering and interesting details. In shades running through biscuit, caramel and chocolate, think fluid satins, silks and textured pieces in beautiful earthy tones. More minimal pieces can also be partnered with hippy luxe accessories – allowing you to tick off another trend.
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Spanning coral, peach, blush and… ‘millennial’, the latest take on pink is decidedly un-feminine. Team oversized tailored blazers from Acne with wide leg trousers in a tonal shade, throw on A.P.C’s utilitarian all-in-one, or set your sights on one of the season’s easy day dresses.
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Once reserved for activewear, highlighter-brights stormed the SS19 runways - seen across everything from delicate satin dresses and lace tops, to tailored trousers and casual cotton offerings. Colour blocked or introduced via stripes, piping and seams, neon shades bring a sense of optimism and fun to the season.
A trend close to our hearts, bold prints show no sign of waning – and right now, the more patterns you clash the better. RIXO leads the dress charge; fusing ditsy patterns with graphic spots and blowing up vivid florals to dramatic proportions. For an evening take, Valentino’s silk pyjama suit offers a luxe ‘70s vibe.
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Every now and then, practicality wins out on the runways and, for spring summer 2019, we breathed a collective sigh of relief as trench coats tapped into the transitional mood. Made for layering, invest in Nanushka’s classic cover up (coming soon, online and in-store) and resurface for years to come.
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Referencing vintage workwear, the boilersuit is this season’s definitive all-in-one. Outsized pockets and hardware offer a utilitarian feel, whilst practical tailoring makes for easy daytime dressing. Rachel Comey and A.P.C. are you go-tos.
Uneven legths and high-low hems were plentiful on the SS19 catwalks, maximised with clashing prints and juxtaposing fabrications. Asymmetry added extra oomph to skirts, whilst jagged tailoring gave ruffle dresses a tough edge.
This season, off-shoulder was less literal, coming in shape of unexpected tailoring and unusual details. New-to-Liberty name Les Rêveries added a sense of surprise to romantic dresses by juxtaposing billowy sleeves with barely-there straps (shop online and in-store from late March), whilst Rejina Pyo exposed just flashes of skin for a subtle take on the trend.