The best fashion trends from the catwalk for spring/summer 2019
Find out what were the most spectacular designs this season straight from the runway of Paris, Milan and New York City.
This season Dolce and Gabbana surprised the audience with their focus on diversity and acceptance as Rousteing executed a striking show for Balmain. Whilst Ralph Lauren's show in New York was simple and elegant, Valentino went all out with a parade of exotic colours and furs.
1. Dolce and Gabbana
Image credits: Dolce and Gabbana photographed by Yannis Vlamos (PixelFormula)
This season Dolce and Gabbana focused on the human touch.
Models strode along the runway singularly, in couples—and even with a baby—to a captivated audience. Dolce and Gabbana were one of the few designers that interlinked male and female fashion into one show. More so, they went beyond expectation by utilising models from a range of ages and sizes. Female models were dressed in ruffled floral dresses as well as fitted blazers. The never-ending portrayals of femininity only outlined the designers' beliefs of the endless choice women have with their wardrobe.
Photographed by Monica Feudi (PixelFormula)
Olivier Rousteing never fails to produce pieces that are dramatic and eye-catching works of art. Sticking to his aesthetic of black and white, Rousteing presented clothes that were as edgy as the music playing upon Delevingnes entrance in a satin two-piece. Details such as structured shoulder pads and bold silhouettes accentuated the power of monochrome pieces and defined black and white as anything but boring. As well as utilising a minimal colour scheme, Rousteing experimented with materials such as light washed denim and metallic corsets that relabelled femininity as bold, strong and daring.
3. Ralph Lauren
Photographed by Kim Weston Arnold (Pixel Formula)
Situated in 'Ralph's cafe' on Madison Avenue, the runway show was atmospheric and classy. The models were amiable and often stopped to smile at the audience or to nod at the 'cafe staff'. Ralph Lauren chose to focus on a simplistic colour scheme and loose silhouettes with a touch of gold that stole the spotlight. The designer later told Vogue that he wanted to create 'an intimate experience' that shared his vision 'in a personal way'. The gestures from the models and long-striding staircase created the idealistic vision for an intimate and memorable show.
Photographed by Filippo Fior
Keeping to Haute Couture's traditional aesthetic of romantic femininity, Pierpaola Piccioli designed extravagant pieces that celebrated the exotic colours of spring, such as cobalt blue and coral. Piccioli experimented with bold silhouettes, ruffled dresses and slick trench coats. Even the model's eyelashes were dramatic with extensions shaped like petals that brought an element of folklore into the show.
Photographed by Alessandro Lucioni (IMAXtree)
Chanel failed to disappoint this season with its spectacular theatrics in a make belief beach in the South of France. The sensual show blew away the crowd with its attention to detail from the lettered jewellery to the barefoot models representing the carefree chic French girl. Lagerfeld presented pieces that were both traditional to Chanel's aesthetic as well as current to the new generation. The traditional tweed suits were paired with more contemporary and fun accessories such as straw hats, cross body bags and metallic jewellery.