The Spring Summer 2019 shows taught us to expect the unexpected. Bold prints show no sign of abating and workwear-inspired patch pockets, chunky straps and polished buckles pull last season’s ‘90s trend away from logo-mania and into utilitarian minimalism (a boiler suit is a must). Streetwear also remains – just swap your hoodie for a half-zip and French tuck it into last season’s luxe track pants. Here, Liberty London’s Womenswear Buyer, Alexandra Gordon, picks the key pieces to tackle these trends – it’s all in the details.
The jumpsuit has switched to daytime. Save your floaty ‘70s all-in-ones for wedding season and wear Rachel Comey’s cotton jumpsuit to the office. The boiler suit trend is inspired by vintage French workwear; heavy cottons, practical tailoring and chunky pockets made for living in.
The popularity of RIXO lies in their use of print and unexpected ways of pairing them together. This silk blouse juxtaposes a monochrome polka dot and a bright floral. Add a floaty skirt in a third print to rival SS19’s street style stars.
This season, off-shoulder is all about unusual tailoring at the neckline. Industry darling Rejina Pyo crafts elegant everyday pieces with off-kilter details. The Alicia shirt is draped at the back to reveal a utilitarian buckled strap – the billowing bell-sleeves let you tick off another trend.
Rust is the colour of the season. Think sensuous satins and silks in beautiful earthy tones. The ‘Ackerly’ silk print with wild horses was the shimmering star of Ganni’s SS19 collection. Once a Ganni girl, always a Ganni girl – get back in the saddle with these pyjama-style trousers.
The roll-neck’s reign has come to an end and for right now it’s all about the half-zip jumper. Helmut Lang’s sweater showcases the label’s luxe take on ‘90s minimalism with its extra-long grungy sleeves and polished silver-tone hardware..