Fashion Month Recap- Looking Ahead to S/S19

With the arrival of October, fall ‘Fashion Month’ (the four-week period twice a year when top designers debut their latest collections in New York, London, Milan and Paris) has officially come to a close.

Valentino, Elie Saab, R13, Givenchy

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In the world of fashion, seasons work a bit differently. While most people (myself included!) are digging out their sweaters and donning their ankle booties, designers are already looking ahead to Spring/Summer 2019. In September, they presented their designs in Fashion Week at New York, London, Milan & Paris, giving eager fashionistas a glimpse of what to expect for next season.

Instead of calling out every trend that hit the catwalk, I've narrowed it down to the obvious. Understandably, you're probably focused on all things fall right now, but bookmark this and revisit before summer 2019 arrives!

  • Bring on the Sunshine: Yellow was a dominant color on the runways. Designers like Alexander McQueen, Chanel, & Givenchy all featured the bright (and very season-fitting) color throughout their collections. This will be a very refreshing change after all the dark and moody fall/winter colors!

  • Puff it Up: Another big trend designers seemed to enjoy showcasing is the revival of the puff sleeve. Bringing the '80s into the new season, the look was featured in both blouse and dress silhouettes. The puff provided a unique detail to all the looks, and is 100% wearable for spring.

  • Tie-dyed Dreams: These looks are far from your childhood camp day tees! Designers dialed into their groovy side by creating tie-dye tops, jackets, and pants to send down the runways. Every look had a different approach to this '60s style. Prabal Gurung and Stella McCartney went the more subtle route, but R13 went all in with full on rainbow tie-dyed t-shirt & matching blazer. I never thought the tie-dye look was for me, but after seeing all the different options, I might cave and get a fun, colorful top for next spring!

  • Suit Up: Strong suiting continued to rule the runway. A wardrobe classic, this season they were shown in a variety of styles, colors, and prints. To account for the warming weather, many designers revamped their basic pantsuit sets with matching shorts. I'm calling it now: this will be the new spring/summer uniform for all fashionable corporate girls!

  • LWD: Simplicity at its best, nothing is fresher than a little white dress. Designers sent a ton of options down the catwalk for the spring season. Lace, crochet, cotton- no dress was similar to the last, as they all differed in fabrics and styles.

  • Biker Gang: Love it or hate it, it looks like the bike short trend is here to stay for the time being. On the runways, they were paired with everything from structured blazers to tiny crop tops. Will these become the new yoga pant? Only time will tell…

  • Cinched In: It seems that the statement waist belt is making a comeback! Cinched silhouettes dominated the runways, and belts were the main accessory. They were layered over straight midi-length skirts, used to cinch in loose shirt-dresses, and as an accessory to the always chic trench.

Check out the slideshow to see the trends on the runway.

And now that you’ve had a quick dose of spring fashion, you may return to your regularly scheduled fall activities!

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