London Fashion Week Runway Trends Spring / Summer 2019
Designers such as Erdem, Molly Goddard, and Mary Katrantzou gave us oversized garments for Spring. Even though the designs sometimes looked as if they were swallowing the model, they still gave off an air of elegance.
Veils were a must-have accessory for the Spring season. Matty Bovan's models came down the runway with veils that included magnificent headdresses made from everything and anything but the kitchen sink. And Erdem and Simone Rocha showed a more traditional, mournful way to wear a veil while still being fashionable.
Spell it out
A designer getting their message across through their designs is nothing new. But this season Natasha Zinko, Ashley Williams, And Matty Bovan put their voices out there, loud and proud, through their unique and inspiring designs.
The Spring 2019 punk inspiration differed with every designer that delved back into that genre. Gareth Pugh gave us an Android version while both Matty Bovan and Ashley Williams took us back to anarchy and the Sex Pistols.
Tulle and taffeta
There was such an abundance of tulle and taffeta that made its way down the runway, we thought it was a church aisle and the bride was walking past. Nabil Nayal gave us tulle for days while Richard Quinn and Matty Bovan brought us 1950's tea length dresses with layers of tulle and taffeta but with an avant-garde edge.
Bold colors were not missed this season. Fyodor Golan gave us daring stripes that had us looking every which way. And Halpern and Richard Malone showed intensely hued designs that we were sure to remember.
Shimmer and sparkle
London was sparkling this season. Ashish hit us with shimmering sheer blouses while Halpern and David Koma gave us over the top sequins but always with a chicness.
You think, pastels, how original for Spring. But this season brought us the sheer and always breathtaking designs from Longshaw Ward. And both Rejino Pyo and Delpozo sent pastels down the runway that were both delicate yet dramatic.
The new trench
The timeless trench coat got a reboot for Spring 2019. Emilia Wickstead gave us a pastel pink patent trench to ward of the rain. Margaret Howell sent out a military green inspired trench while Rejino Pyo designed a trench in silk that looked more like a dress with its feminine silhouette.
You would have thought many of the designers spent their holidays by the sea with the yards and yards of netting they used in their designs this season. Nicopanda made sure we saw the netting coming down the runway with the use of varied neon hues. And both Richard Malone and Mary Katrantzou made netting elegant by using it sparingly and in a luxurious way.
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