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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


Top 12 colors for spring 2019 from NYFW

spring 2019 color trends

Although we are still pining away for cooler temperatures so we can all wear our new fall clothing, the runways in New York are giving us the latest and greatest fashion for the spring 2019 season. Every season, color authority Pantone shows us the top colors designers ordered for dying the fabric they used in their newest collections.

Drum roll please. . . these are the hot new colors for spring 2019! Courtesy of Pantone! You can read the official report here.

The fall 2018 season has turned into a darker season then we expected. While designers showed vivid colors on their runways for fall and winter, store buyers opted for darker hues and filled shelves with an almost depressing array of color. Designers turned their nose up at this and are still showing brighter hues for the upcoming spring 2019 season. I love all the vivid colors in this report! Hopefully store buyers will get the hint and liven up store shelves next season with these beautiful hues!

My favorite colors from the spring 2019 color palette are “Princess Blue,” “Pink Peacock,” and “Sweet Lilac.” I feel like Sweet Lilac is the new Millennial Pink. Please raise your hand if you are sick of blush aka Millennial Pink?! My hand is waaaay up! I’m excited for more saturated versions of pink in the spring season!

Top neutral colors for spring 2019

Thank goodness there isn’t any black in this neutral color palette! While black is still walking down the spring runways in full force, it isn’t dominating the color palette like it ended up doing for fall. This spring, we can enjoy light neutrals such as “Soybean” and rich neutrals such as “Brown Granite.” I’m loving the earthy feel of those two colors and would love seeing them paired with the four fire hues shown above in the top 12 color report. Actually, I love brown with bright blue or pink too. It has a very early 1990s vibe which is still very relevant right now.

What do you think of the spring 2019 color report? Do you love or hate any of the colors? Which are your favorites?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

Photo below* “Princess Blue” in action on the Tadashi Shoji runway at New York Fashion Week for spring 2019.

Photo credit: ©IMAXtree

Tadashi Shoji spring 2019 nyfw


Fall 2018 New York Fashion Week photo journal

A look back at fall/winter 2018/2019 New York Fashion Week. Some of my photos came out OK, while others look horrible! If I wasn’t able to snap pictures, or my pictures were beyond being saved in Photoshop, I used a press photo from the runway. I tried my best to post my favorite look from each runway. Enjoy!

New York Fashion Week day one

Tadashi Shoji

Pamella Roland

photo courtesy of GPS

Ceremony: Xuly Bet and Mimi Prober

New York Fashion Week day two

Just In XX

Concept Korea

Backstage with Aveda at Priscavera

Flying Solo

New York Fashion Week day three

Dan Liu

Custo Barcelona

Taoray Wang

Son Jung Wan

A Detacher

New York Fashion Week day four

Romeo Hunte

Tibi

photo courtesy of GPS

Vivi Zubedi

New York Fashion Week day five

Backstage at Libertine with CND

photo credit: Kali/In Spades

Libertine

photo credit: Matt/In Spades

Invited but unable to attend

Leanne Marshall,  All Comes from Nothing, Vivienne Hu,  Irina Vitjaz,  Yuron,  Helen Anthony,  Fashion Hong Kong,  Cromat,  Asia Fashion Collection,  Chocheng,  The Blonds