Paris Spring/Summer 2019 Haute Couture Fashion Week may be the latest thing happening in the fashion industry right now, but let’s take a step back for a moment and relive SS19 trends — because these are actually the ones available in-stores right now and with Chinese New Year coming up, why not?

Similar with the gents, the womenswear for Spring/Summer 2019 was also an interesting one and it was centring around Hedi Slimane’s Celine debut. Comments and critiques were thrown across the web on the lack of diversity and originality from the ‘new’ Celine and we’re still not entirely sure of his new menswear collection that debut just recently.

Aside from that, everything else was smooth sailing and we’ve managed to list down a few of our favourite trends from Spring/Summer 2019.

Time to go nude

This soft neutral palette is seen on almost every runway and we’re not complaining. Beige, or its fancier name ‘contemporary oatmeal’ is the colour of the season as proven by Burberry, Christian Dior and even Balmain (which is quite unexpected). Plus it’s not only one shade of beige — we’ve seen almost the whole spectrum of soft neutral tones, from vanilla to tan.

California Vacation

Bring on the California vibes of fancy tie-dyes, bold prints and wetsuits. Skater and surfer-inspired outfits made it to the runway courtesy of brands like Chloé and Stella McCartney. Even Calvin Klein has a whole collection dedicated to the movie Jaws, which is something that nobody can overlook. Wait until you see Marine Serre’s interpretation of a scuba gown/dress.

Soft-tailored silhouettes

Think manly structured coats and pants but in a more relaxed silhouette and tones — which is the complete opposite of last year’s trend. The coats for women are now designed with a feminine twist. Think soft shoulder pads and non-fitting cuts on delicate, soft materials like satin.

Party animal

This may not come out as a surprise, but animal prints have indeed ruled the runways for decades and this year is no different. Riccardo Tisci has a couple of them on his models from the Spring/Summer 2019 collection which are done in neutral tones while Off-White, on the other hand, went all out with neon snake print.

Back to crafting

The fashion world may be hip and all with fancy 3D printings, but for Spring/Summer 2019, traditional crafted pieces made an appearance on Chloé, Oscar De La Renta and Alexander McQueen’s show. Beautiful intricated designs which may remind you of beachwear, have now become luxurious.

Jolin Lee
Contributor
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.