Just as we prepare for sunnier days and blue skies, the fashion capitals are awash with the latest trends set to infiltrate our wardrobes for FW19. We take a look at some of the most prominent trends from across the globe.
The midi-length is nothing new, but this season saw designers make it the only silhouette to be seen in come the colder months. Both elegant and irresistibly feminine, the calf-length hem is effortlessly easy to wear and can be paired with everything from a tailored blazer to slouchy, grunge knitwear. Queen of tulle, Molly Goddard presented her midis in a palette of punchy rainbow hues, while Margaret Howell stuck to an array of signature earthy shades.
Again, florals are hardly new to the runways, but this season’s iteration is as opulent and rich as it gets. Think romantic, floral bursts across dramatic gowns at Simone Rocha and folksy, vintage-inspired blooms at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. For eveningwear, take inspiration from Erdem’s 60s-infused collection, which featured decadent floral brocades and gilt jewel tones.
JW Anderson, one of the most hotly anticipated tickets at London Fashion Week, made the trench coat his outerwear garment of choice for FW19, reimagining the classic with two stand-out offerings. Complete with sculptural balloon sleeves, (a recurring trend from last season) and bold check motifs, this is the new way to wear your trench.
An essential for English ‘country-gents’ for decades, the humble argyle knit ditches it’s old-fashioned connotations this season, with designers such as Victoria Beckham catapulting it into high-fashion territory. Knitwear icons, Pringle of Scotland, took a bolder take on the diamond-motif with a striking monochrome knit the piece on everyones lips. Dress down with denim and oversized shirt for a comfortable, but no less stylish, winter look.