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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


Trends for fall 2018 from the New York Fashion Week runways

Tadashi Shoji fall 2018 runway NYFW. photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

The last model has walked off the catwalk in New York for fall 2018, and the fashion world is left with a whole new set of trends to covet for the next cold weather season. While some trends from spring 2018 proved to have staying power into fall 2018, many others fell by the wayside. To replace them, new trends have emerged for fall 2018, and they are nothing short of fabulous.

There are so many hot trends for the fall 2018 season from New York Fashion Week, I could write a book! So, to streamline things, here are the top five trends for fall 2018 from the New York Fashion Week runways.

New York Fashion Week handbag trends fall 2018: small circle and box bags

Just In XX fall 2018 runway NYFW. photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

Small bags dominated the runways for fall/winter 2018/2019. The most spotted type of runway handbags for the new cold weather season were small circle bags, and small box bags. These two styles also proved to be hot on the streets for spring 2018 at New York Fashion Week, so these are the two handbag styles to invest in now; just don’t wear them cross body! Over the shoulder, or hand-held please!

New York Fashion Week color trends fall 2018: yellow and blue make green

Dan Liu fall 2018 NYFW runway. photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

Ultra Violet may be the color of the year, and it did make an appearance on the runways, but the real color stars on the fall 2018 runways at New York Fashion Week were yellow, blue, and green. Look for bold shades of royal and midnight blue, mustard, soft sunshine, military green, and light forest green. Red is sitting happily in 4th place.

New York Fashion Week fashion trends fall 2018: pump up the volume

Taoray Wang fall 2018 NYFW runway. photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

Gone are the days of basic long sleeves. Sleeves for fall 2018 are pumped up. Look for varying shapes of volume in sleeves and shoulders; as well as separated or partly detached sleeves. Sleeves and shoulders are your way to make a statement this fall.

New York Fashion Week coat trends fall 2018: the redefined trench

Romeo Hunte fall 2018 NYFW. photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

Classic trench coats are all well and good, but for fall 2018 look for the redefined trench coat. Coats are belted with exaggerated lines, shoulders, and sleeves. Look for a statement making trench coat this fall!

New York Fashion Week shoe trends fall 2018: metallic shoes

A Detacher fall 2018 NYFW runway. Photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2018©

While metallic handbags and clothing have faded into the background for fall 2018, metallic shoes are staying strong. Look for silver shoes and metallic autumn colors on footwear.

Of course, there are way more then five trends from the New York Fashion Week runways for the fall/winter 2018/2019 season. These just happen to be the five most noticeable trends from the runways. The decades of influence were the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. In addition to these trends, look for more purple, plaid, ponchos, open toe shoes, pointy toe shoes, ankle boots, small satchels, handheld handbags, berets, hooded outerwear, fur trimmed hoods, athleisure, urban influences, soft prints, ankle length skirts, full length trousers and pants (no more cropped), beadwork, brown and orange worn together, blue and purple worn together, natural makeup looks, sleek hairstyles, peplum, and more!

Which trend or trends from the fall 2018 are you looking forward to wearing next season?

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

nicholas k fall 2017 nyfw

Nicholas K

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

ane amour fall 2017 nyfw

Ane Amour

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

tadashi shoji fall 2017 nyfw

Tadashi Shoji

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

noon by noor fall 2017 nyfw

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.

michael costello fall 2017 nyfw

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

dan liu fall 2017 nyfw

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.

RtA fall 2017 NYFW

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!

francesca liberatore fall 2017 nyfw

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 . . .