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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


Son Jung Wan fall 2018 New York Fashion Week

It is always a disco party at Son Jung Wan! I had to keep myself from getting up from my seat and dancing to the beat. There was definitely a party vibe as Son Jung Wan sent a fabulous fall/winter 2018/2019 collection down the New York Fashion Week runway at Spring Studios.

With a dash of classic chic, a sprinkle of avant-garde, and a teaspoon of disco, the fall 2018 collection from Son Jung Wan offered bold color, structure, luxury, glamour, and more. There were bell bottoms with contrasting pleated insets, texture on top of texture, exaggerated peplum, and silver sparkle; oh the sparkle!

Together, the individual pieces created fashion-forward statement looks, if separated, each piece could be integrated into one’s wardrobe to create fabulous updated outfits. This is a beautiful collection to invest in!

Can I just tell you? I am a huge Real Housewives fan, and I was standing in line before the show behind Margaret from Real Housewives of New Jersey. It was so much fun seeing her attending the show and sitting front row. I have been on her side this season during Soggy-Flicker-Gate. Although I don’t condone name-calling, she was forced to apologize way too many times, and never had any ill-intent. I truly felt like she was the one being bullied. Love her! So fun!!

But I digress. . . Son Jung Wan’s fall 2018 was outstanding. I am in love with the yellow look pictured above as well as the bold blue one. I dream of them both appearing in my closet. The whole collection is fabulous! Love it!

You can learn more about Son Jung Wan at her website, SonJungWan.com.

Which look from the runway is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

photos: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©


Son Jung Wan spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

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Photos courtesy of Son Jung Wan

Son Jung Wan is always one of my favorite shows during New York Fashion Week. The collection is luxurious, classic, and always ahead of the trends. So I was thrilled to attend Son Jung Wan’s spring/summer 2016 show during New York Fashion Week in September; and be able to share it with you!

The collection was filled with shimmering fabrics, feminine lines, and metallics. I loved the silhouettes, and the blue fabrications!

Son Jung Wan’s spring 2016 collection evoked a playful vibe which was laced in luxury, and a carefree outlook. Loved!

You can learn more about Son Jung Wan, and the spring/summer 2016 collection online at SonJungWan.com.

*My photos didn’t come out, but I was able to grab one picture from my camera which you can see below; thankfully it turned out to be my favorite look from the runway collection!

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