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Trends for spring 2019 from New York Fashion Week

photo: Taoray Wang spring 2019 runway NYFW photo courtesy of Matt/In Spades Blog 2018©

What would I do without my crew? If you have been following along, you know I had to suddenly cancel my trip to New York Fashion Week due to a medical emergency. I was planning on traveling to New York with three of my fabulous blogger buddies; Dawn from Fashion Should Be Fun, Laura from Have-Need-Want, and Kali from In Spades Blog. Unfortunately my plans fell through due to my health.

After my emergency room visit I kept my friends in the loop until I knew for certain if I would miss fashion week. It was clear after a couple of days there was no way I could travel to New York, so my friends flew into action and covered different shows for me so that I could still get photos and also know what was actually on the runway; and how the fabrics looked in person. This is why I go to fashion week, there is only so much you can decipher from a photograph. Seeing the fabrics in person, and watching them flow down the runway, helps craft the vibe of a collection and an entire season.

With a little help from my friends this season, I was able to forecast a few fabulous trends for the spring 2019 season, and be able to share them with you! I apologize for not having my usual full coverage, and the street style posts I promised, but I will be back in New York next February and will ensure full coverage of the shows and the streets!

Spring 2019 is proving to be a re-birth of sorts. We are seeing designers favor happier silhouettes and brighter hues. There is an earthy vibe combined with a free-spirited 1980s party vibe. The power suit is back with a vengeance, and our minds are instantly taken back to images of the 1980s when women wore a power suit with power pumps, and big hair. While the power suit was dominant on Wall Street in the 1980s, in 2019, look for it morphing into more of a dinner look, evening look, and anytime you want to flex your power look.

photos from left: Just in XX (PR photo) / Taoray Wang (photo Matt/In Spades Blog 2018©) / Vivienne Hu (PR photo)

Bright colors dominated the runways, in sharp contrast to the softer hues we have been seeing in past seasons. Blush or “Millenial Pink” has been replaced with a more vivid shade of pink, while neutrals have softened and lightened up. You can read my full post on the spring 2019 color trends here. Of course, my favorite color of the season is blue.

From left: Chromat (photo by ©IMAXtree) / Vivienne Hu (PR photo) / Tadashi Shoji (photo by ©IMAX Tree)

Sparkle and shine like it’s Studio 54 time! The late 1970s and early 1980s party vibe appeared once again on the runways for spring 2019. Designers loved any type of fabric with a sheen to it. They used everything from clear plastic to sequins to metallic threads to create pieces which catch the light, and shine bright. You can sparkle and shine at any time during the day, so wear your sequins to brunch and shimmering skirt to lunch; it’s time to shine!

photo from left: Vivienne Hu (PR photo) / Custo Barcelona (PR photo) / Fashion Palette (photo by ©IMAXtree)

Ball and chain got you down? It could be because you saw an awful lot of prison stripes on the runways for spring 2019! Perhaps appearing to be locked up is the new trend. This spring 2019, look for bold, black and white stripes alone, or mixed with other stripes and/or prints. Be bold, and wear your stripes proudly; just don’t let the cops see you or they’ll take you back 😉

photo from left: Just in XX (PR photo) / Son Jung Wan (photo: In Spades Blog) / Tadashi Shoji (photo by ©IMAX Tree)

Trench coats are a classic piece many of us have stuffed in the back of our closet. They started to emerge as more than a classic piece last year, and for spring 2019, the classic trench has taken on new life. When the weather warms up early next year, look to invest in one statement making trench. You can rock this trend with a lightweight, avant-garde trench coat to top off your spring looks, or wear one as a dress! Either way, the trench could be your most important investment next spring.

photos from left: Just In XX (PR photo) / Taoray Wang (Photo Matt/In Spades Blog 2018©) / Romeo Hunte (PR photo)

Well, that is only five trends from the runways which stood out to me during New York Fashion Week this season. As store buyers decide what will sell, and what won’t sell, we will get a better snapshot of what’s to come in spring 2019! What do you think of these five trends? Which ones will you wear and which ones will you skip?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


NYFW fall 2017 photo journal

New York Fashion Week for fall/winter 2017/2018 went by fast for me this year. I only attended four days due to my children’s schedules. I would have loved to stay in New York longer and have been able to attend more shows, but my family comes first. That being said, I was thrilled to be able to go for four days and see all of the shows that I attended.

Here is a journal, or recap, of my four days at New York Fashion Week for the fall/winter 2017/2018 collections. These photos feature my favorite look from each runway, or a final walk video from my iPhone. (apologies for iPhone video quality-the lighting from my seat wasn’t always optimal for me to captures still photos) If I wasn’t able to capture a photo, or a video, I have provided professional photos for you.

Stay tuned! I have plenty of trend reports and runway recaps coming up soon!

Day One

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Nicholas K

Collection was a nod to the social struggles in the 1990s and how we are reliving them today.

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Ane Amour

Romantic collection filled with purples, fall florals, and easy to wear styles.

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Tadashi Shoji

Collection evoked a 1970s nightclub vibe. Full post online here.

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Noon by Noor

Beautiful collection filled with soft neutrals, soft fabrics, and modern takes on closet staples.

Berenik 

Photo credit: Luzena Adams Photography

Relaxed, layered collection fusing neutrals with soft prints. Love this dress!

Katie Gallagher

Photo credit: Shaun Punch Photography

There was a dark, 1990s vibe with all-black looks. Love this bomber jacket.

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Michael Costello

Take me to the disco! This was an amazing show which highlighted the girl who can walk into a room and command everyone’s attention. Full post online here.

Day Two

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Dan Liu

Feminine collection with a nod to the late 1960s

LANYU

Feminine and sophisticated collection. Love!

Hakan Akkaya

A nod to the politically charged, angry side of the 1990s. An all-black, slightly metallic collection.

Concept Korea

LOVED this show! Concept Korea included three designers, P.Y.H., Kimmy. J., and YOHANIX. They all showed a playful, colorful, fresh, and fabulous collection. Loved all three! This pink number was my favorite of the show.

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RtA

RtA showed an uber cool, urban casual collection. This coat was my favorite. Click here for full post.

Chromat

Photo courtesy of In-Spades.com

Day Three

Asia Fashion Collection

Showcase of new, up-and-coming designers from Asia. Loved this menswear look on the runway.

Taoray Wang

Beautiful and sophisticated collection. I could see it perfectly in person, but none of my photos came out. I was so sad! Thankfully Taoray Wang’s PR provided me with this shot of one of my favorite runway looks. Isn’t it fabulous!

Photo courtesy of Taoray Wang PR

Romeo Hunte

This jacket! That skirt! Urban cool at Romeo Hunte for fall 2017. I’m in love with this outfit!

Yuna Yang

Beautiful collection with romantic prints and flowing fabrications. This was my favorite runway look.

CG

None of my photos came out, so this is the final walk snapped on my iPhone.

This was one of the most beautiful collections I viewed at New York Fashion Week. Look for the floral midi dress-it was my favorite. Love!

A Detacher

Always a fabulous collection. A Detacher showed lace, plaid, and red! This red bag and the lace plaid in the background caught attention. Love!

Georgine

I wasn’t able to take pictures, but thankfully Georgine’s PR sent me some beautiful runway shots. This was my favorite look from the runway. I need this coat in my life. LOVE!

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Francesca Liberatore

This was my favorite look on the runway. Click here for full post on this stunning collection.

Day Four

Marcel Ostertag

Marcel Ostertag is one of my favorite NYFW designers. His collection was luxurious, soft, and something to covet for fall. This beautiful dress was my favorite look on the runway. Look at the sleeve details. Stunning.

Elizabeth Kennedy

This was a gorgeous collection of gala evening gowns. This dress in the middle is a dream.

 

Verdad

Verdad showed a beautiful collection which was feminine and wearable. This coat was my favorite piece on the runway. Love!

Photos courtesy of Verdad PR taken by Noam Galai

Custo Barcelona

Custo Barcelona showed a colorful collection with an ode to individuality and “shining the light.” It was built around iridescent lame, metallic fabrics, laminated fabrics, texture, glitter, Lurex thread, and sparkling precious stones. It was amazing!

Leann Marshall

Leanne Marshall showed a beautiful collection. It was a fun, lively collection, perfect for the girl who is young at heart, yet completely glam. Love!

Photo courtesy of In-Spades.com

Vivienne Hu

Always one of my favorite collections at fashion week. Hu played with texture; showing fabulous coats, stripes, and fabrications. Loved this look on the runway.

Namilia

Politically charged and avant-garde. Just. wow.

Stay tuned for my upcoming trend coverage from New York Fashion Week for the fall/winter 2017/2018 season!

Until next season . . .


Top trends for spring 2017 from NYFW

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Photo courtesy of Desigual / Desigual spring 2017 NYFW runway

The spring 2017 runway at New York Fashion Week left us with a whole new set of fashion trends to think about, and to covet, for the upcoming warm weather season. Designers in New York introduced a whole new set of designs for spring 2017, incorporating trends from seasons’ past, as well as new, fresh looks. Loved it!

Let’s start with the overall vibe of New York Fashion Week spring 2017. Over the past several seasons we have looked at 1970s silhouettes, and inspiration. There was still an element from the 1970s on many of New York’s catwalks, but the 1970s look is starting to go by the wayside as we move into 2017. Designers are starting to seek 1960s inspiration, 1990s inspiration, and mixing it together into a romantic, nouveau nautical, and/or menswear look.

What is nouveau nautical you ask? Well, it is what I am naming the large amount of horizontal stripes on the runways of New York for spring 2017. These aren’t the yacht club’s nautical stripes, these are bold, colorful, whimsical, and sometimes unorthodox horizontal stripes. If it’s horizontal, it’s hot for spring 2017. Which brings us to “HOT TREND” number one. horizontal stripes!

Horizontal Stripes

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Vivienne Hu spring 2017. See full article here.

Horizontal stripes were splashed all over the runways for spring 2017 in New York. As mentioned above, they are not-so-nautical. Look for multi-colored vertical stripes, varying sized stripes, and horizontal stripes like you have never seen before! This is the hot trend for spring 2017 to watch for.

Romantic

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Irina Vitjaz spring 2017 NYFW

Designers were in a romantic mood for spring 2017. There were shades of blush, soft ruffles, flowing fabrics, and an overall feeling you should be sitting in a Parisian cafe gazing lovingly into the eyes of your significant other. Look for flowing fabrics, ruffles, blush pink (yes again!), and 1960s inspiration which is romantic; yet evokes a vintage, European vibe.

Asymmetrical lines and Twisted fabrics

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Nicholas K spring 2017 NYFW, photo courtesy of Nicholas K press

Designers twisted and turned fabrics for the spring 2017 season. In addition to asymmetrical hemlines, and overall lines, fabrics were ruched, twisted, and manipulated into dresses, skirts, tops, and the like. Get ready to be a pretzel for spring 2017!

Denim Anything and Everything

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Demoo Parkchoonmo spring 2017 NYFW full post here

Designers loved denim this season! Look for anything and everything you can think of in denim. Denim is not just a regular pair of jeans this season, look for patchwork, asymmetrical hems, twisted denim, embellished denim, and more! Think, and buy, denim.

Jumpers

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Cynthia Rowley spring 2017 NYFW 

Raise your hand of you wore a jumper in the 1990s? Mine is waaaaay up! This was a HOT trend in the mid-1990s. Jumpers over tee-shirts or blouses or thin sweaters or shirts was du rigueur. It is also going to be du rigueur for the spring 2017 season. Designers jumped on this trend for the spring 2017 season, not to mention it was already on the streets in New York where fashion week guests layered silk slip dresses over shirts and tees while attending the shows. This is a trend you can wear now, and well into spring 2017. Get ready to layer!

Spring 2017 Accessories

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Marissa Webb spring 2017 NYFW full post here

Accessories for spring 2017 are changing. While shoe styles remain the same, jewelry and handbags are going to be different as we move into the new year.

Jewelry: BIG earrings are HOT HOT HOT for spring 2017. As for statement necklaces, well, not so much. Rings and bracelets will also be large, bold, and noticeable.

Shoes: Shoes are staying comfortable for the spring 2017 season. Look for menswear inspired loafers, flats, and block heels. Keep to the block heels! Stilettos need not apply.

Keep it street with Adidas vintage-inspired sneakers, such as this pair (IT shoe alert!), or skate sneakers.

Slides are also hot, practice walking in them now!

Tie-up, or lace-up shoes are still around, but they should be on your keep list, not your buy list. Wear them out instead of replacing them. 2017 might be their last year.

Handbags: Gone are the days of the micro-bag. Most spring 2017 runway bags were medium. Look for duffel-style satchels, totes, boxy bags which are reminiscent of trunks or binocular cases, shoulder bags/saddle bags, and fringe. Long live fringe!

Other Notable Trends for Spring 2017

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Taoray Wang spring 2017 NYFW

There are other trends for spring 2017 which are notable. Here they are!

*Spring 2017 is going to be all about dresses. Separates can take a backseat to dress after dress. Invest in a dress!

*The color palette includes all-white, all-black, military green, grey, blush (yes, again!), any metallic hue, red, bright pink, shades of blue, and red paired with green (the horror! yes, we are all going to look like Christmas trees, yikes! I plan to avoid this one, just so ya know!) Pantone’s top ten color’s for spring 2017 are shown below. Although it does not show red, I did see quite a bit of red on the runways; perhaps it is number eleven?

spring 2017 color trends

*Blazers are the IT jacket of the season, followed by Moto jackets. Go rebel, or go structured, it’s your choice!

*Fringe is still hot! Keep your boho-chic fringe and re-work it into a more structured, less boho look for spring 2017. Fringe is no longer hippie for spring, it got a job, and is now yuppie.

*Embellishments, brocade, and decadent fabrications are still hot as we move into spring. Keep it all!

*Leather, leather, and uh, oh yeah, leather! Did I mention leather is a trend for spring? I didn’t? Oops, leather is hot for spring 2017.

*Hemlines are rising. Start going to spin class now!

*Athleisure is continuing from now into spring 2017. Look for more leisure suits, athleisure suits, bomber jackets, street sneakers, windbreakers, and sweatpants you won’t actually want to sweat in.

That’s a wrap! I will start to cover the trends which make it from the runways to the streets as stores start to stock spring 2017. In the meantime, you can use this as a guide to start wearing the hottest runway trends from New York for spring 2017, right now! Love that!

What are your favorite runway trends for spring 2017 from New York?

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