Your Guide to Wearable Spring Summer 19 Trends
As we begin to enter Spring, the new collections are hitting shop floors. Here is your guide to the wearable trends that we saw at the Spring Summer catwalk shows.
Whilst totally glamorous and fantastical, the looks we see on the runway are often a little unattainable. However we at The Vendeur believe that when you cut through the noise, a lot of beautiful, wearable trends were showcased. So if you are looking to change up your look or simply looking for some fresh styling inspiration, here are the most wearable trends for Spring Summer.
From left; Loewe, Kitx, Burberry, Marine Serre, Versace
Parisian designer Marine Serre has stayed true to her original technique of reusing vintage scarves to create new pieces. Her collections are hugely popular so it’s no wonder that other designers are following suit. Combined with technical sporting fabrics, the vintage scarves feel super modern. Burberry however used scarf prints on blouses and threaded through them belt loops to create a more classic, ladylike look. JW Anderson at Loewe and Kit Willow of Kitx used the fluid movement of silk scarves to create incredible dresses. Patched together, they sit flatteringly on the body and move beautifully.
White is often an easy neutral go to for summer dressing. Therefore this season we love that it was embraced by designers who showed it in varying shades and textures. Crisp white cotton dresses at Gabriela Hearst felt contemporary, perfect for Summer workwear. Cienne and The Row looked to tactile fabrics like silk and wool in tones of off white. It feels less prissy than pure white, and can easily be worn head to toe without blinding people. Raeburn’s sporty styles with pops of neon strapping were a casual take on the trend.
From left; Cienne, Gabriela Hearst, The Row, Christopher Raeburn and Shaina Mote
From left; Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Richard Malone, Balenciaga, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Rodarte
Neon can often look tacky however this season, designers used silks and laces to give it a more refined elegance. Roksanda and Richard Malone used silk satin to create unique architectural shapes that were very wearable. While Preen experimented with layers of asymmetric lace. Rodarte also layered lace but their style was very pretty and frou frou by comparison. Not a look for the faint hearted. Balenciaga paired chic neon tailoring with black velvet and wool to dilute the brightness.
Continuing from Autumn Winter’s love affair with trouser suits, the style has been updated for Spring. Hermes and Cienne showed impeccably tailored matching short suits in chic neutrals. Prada opted to for a twist on the style. Tweaking the length of the shorts to make them slightly longer and narrower. Perfect for ladies with long legs. For a more casual take on the style Loewe’s modern safari suit or Michael Kor’s lacy style with matching bra top is perfect for a beach party.
From left; Michael Kors, Cienne, Prada, Loewe, Hermes
From left: Vivienne Westwood, Richard Malone, Marine Serre, Chloe, CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC
Tie dye prints plus palm prints and sportswear inspired fabrics equals Cali Cool this season. We loved Raf Simons’ homage to the Jaws film at his last show for Calvin Klein. Worn with scuba skirts, the printed tees felt anything but fan girly. Marine Serre too showed her signature technical fabrics with uber cool surfer shades making us want to head straight to the beach. Chloe’s take on the trend was more boho. Sun bleached t-shirts were paired with rope belts and 60’s style prints to evoke memories of old family holidays. To accessorise, add wrap around reflective sunglasses like at Vivienne Westwood and Marine Serre.
We’ve already hailed beige as the new neutral of the season, and it seems like our favourite designers agree with us. For his first collection for Burberry, Riccardo Tisci drew inspiration from the brands iconic trench coat. He explored the colour in various tones from cream through to biscuit. Dior’s show also featured a lot of beige. However it was closer to blush pink than biscuit. The shapes too were more pretty and feminine than Burberry’s androgynous tailoring. The Row and Emilia Wickstead also looked to more feminine styles, with The Row showing exquisitely voluminous shapes.
From left; The Row, Emilia Wickstead, Dior, Acne, Burberry
From left; Brock Collection, Rodarte, Erdem, Tome, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
Whilst we’ve seen Western and Prairie inspired trends before, this season it was all about modesty. Long lengths were key to this look, Erdem and Tome showed very conservative dresses. The models bodies were mostly covered in plain silks and cotton. However Brock Collection and Rodarte played with print, giving the dresses a sexy twist with a hint of cleavage. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi showed a more fluid interpretation of the prairie dresses. Their signature florals were printed on pretty silks then cut into asymmetrical shapes.
For the lazy girl’s amongst us, a boiler suit is a god send this Summer. A perfectly easy summer go to, it looks great worn a little loose and can be styled with accessories to dress it up or down. At Salvatore Ferragamo, a more tailored style was presented, and looked uber elegant when paired with ladylike accessories. For a touch of retro cool look to Stella McCartney or Isabel Marant who showed loose cotton and denim boiler suits. They’re also great for layering. Wear a graphic tee underneath or a pop of colour on top like the models at Zero + Maria Cornejo.
From left; Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, Zero + Maria Cornejo
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