SS19 PFW Trends
Posted on October 05 2018
It’s been a month, presentations and runways a-plenty we close things off in Paris. Arguably the ultimate style capital and a whopping 9-day climax to Fashion Month.
From Gucci, to McQueen, Thom Browne to Chloe the industries biggest and well known designers save their showcase for Paris. Westgate London is rounding up all the trends we’ve seen so far and adding a few more that we never knew we needed.
Here are some of the trends we think you’ll be wanting to keep an eye on for the upcoming season…
Seal it With a Scarf
It could be argued silk scarves have never fallen out of trend for the spring summer seasons, due to their lightweight and practical nature. However this season, it's time to trade in your usual neckerchief or hair scarf for something a little more statement.
Take queue from Chloe, dip into and embrace your deepest bohemian dreams. This season the Chloe woman is draped in silk and tapestry prints galore. Heavily paisley-printed silk garments effortlessly flowed into one another creating a smooth silhouette. Clashes of stripes, jacquards and scarf prints blended on one garment and strangely, it worked. Finished with a rope-tie belt, oversized dangly earring or simple sandal. Models waists were cinched and layered with a long scarf tucked into a belt to create a soft-flowing train.
The trend was continued further at Loewe, bold scarf prints made an appearance under an array of of patchwork jackets. While slinky silk dresses appeared to be crafted from patches of mismatching silk ties, weaved to create a checkerboard of prints. Vintage wallpaper prints have never been so stylish.
Try the trend yourself with a scarf-printed skirt, or take one of your existing scarfs and hang it from a trouser pocket or wrap it round your favourite statement bag handle to get started…
Shop the Trend:
DRIES VAN NOTEN Sofiane asymmetric printed silk skirt
WAREHOUSE Scarf print shirt
LOEWE Anagram silk scarf
ETRO Knotted front paisley sliders
Flashback to New York and the beginning of the season where soft, silk suits dominated; in Paris it was very much the opposite. The stiff shoulders are back and the tuxedo lives on.
Demna Gvasalia brought back the Balenciaga power-suit, featuring over-exaggerated hourglass hip structuring and heavily-padded shoulders. It was out with the streetwear designs and in with the dinner suits. Giving a nod to the 80s, shoulder pads were extra high, lapels extra large and garments came in a bold colour palette of pink, green and reds, in an array of velvets, matte leathers and pinstripes.
Over to Anthony Vaccarello’s suited sophistication at Saint Laurent; black suits were the backbone of the collection before progressing into a selection of fine cocktail dresses and luxury tailored capes. The collection which was said to have been designed with Yves love of empowering of women in his designs, it was portrayed in pieces that truly flattered the female form. Shoes were worn high, suits fitted and shirts open and loose, think Parisian chic, finished with an indie touch as models accessorised with an array of chain necklaces or a simple headband across their foreheads
Whether you decide to take the New York or the Paris approach, one thing is for sure. Two piece suits are in, we suggest you start investing now to make sure you’re fully stocked come SS19.
Shop the Trend:
REJINA PYO Nicole double-breasted woven jacket
REJINA PYO Dylan wide cropped high-rise woven trousers
TOPSHOP Oversized Blazer
TOPSHOP Sateen Blazer Dress by Glamorous
Teeny Tiny Bags
If you can fit all of your belongings in your bag, we're afraid you’re doing it wrong. This season it’s all about the impractically small bags, small enough to keep all your essentials, but nothing more and nothing less.
It’s the turn of the microbag, making the biggest statement at Jacquemus. Tiny bags hung from models fingers, small yet mighty adding a chic finish to the array of looks sent down the catwalk, shoulder purses only just big enough to fit the latest iPhone. At Balenciaga small, handheld, colourful bags were statement enough to distract from the oversized shoulder padded power suits they were styled with.
It’s time to invest in your statement microbag, ready for SS19. However be warned, you’ll need to keep a tote or larger handbag handy… you know, for all the other pieces you need to get you through the day but just won't fit into your new staple.
Shop the Trend:
OFF-WHITE C/O VIRGIL ABLOH For Display Only notepad bag
OKHTEIN Edge mini leather cross-body bag
CHLOE Mini Pixie suede leather shoulder bag
NITA SURI Lia pyramid leather handbag