Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019 has set our sights on covetable collections featuring expected oh-so-trendy pieces alongside some unexpected, yet, alluring designs. Want to get a head start to looking on-trend? It’s all about the layering with an emphasis on tailored jackets and coats, but, fear not, it’s not all business minded it’s also a lot of fun, we saw an array of textures, our favourite being feathers, unapologetic graphic designs in vivid clashing colours, and an eclectic mix of subtle pieces paired with OTT accessories to bring some flair.
There were also versatile pieces that will take you from day to evening with the addition of your trusty heels, bold prints, lavish embellishments for winter evenings, sumptuous tweed and houndstooth prints that remind us of quintessential winter comfort. The season’s footwear focus… pointed toes, so get set to put your best foot forward and step out in complete style after reading my top 6 FW19 shows:
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Words by Chantelle Billson
Exuberated elegance from the all-time classic Valentino, sleek silhouettes, bold graphic prints softened by luxe textures, colours that bring life to the dullest of days and contrasting whimsical full-length sheer gowns that effortlessly steal the spotlight… it’s hard not to want it all!
“The essence of modern dressing—unstructured, weightless, [and] totally feminine.” Read one of Karl’s quotes printed on the postcards, which were found on every seat at the Chloé show, as a tribute to Karl Lagerfeld who designed at Chloé for 25 years. Apparent in the show was the equestrian inspiration; tailored coats and structured capes followed by delicate print dresses, styled with statement jewellery that proved bohemian can be bold.
The sidewalk is your runway should you have the chance to buy Abe’s cutting edge Fall/Winter 2019 collection – layers stole the show and the asymmetric proportions of the designs allowed for dramatisation in the most effortless way.
Inspired by the great Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this captivating collection features texture galore, graphic prints, utility straps, loose fits, frocks and embroidery… I could go on. These pieces live out my dark, twisted, fashion fantasies. Prada, we love you!
Dries Van Noten
Extravagant suiting softened by vivid flower prints. Dries Van Noten was stunning. These looks were enhanced by the fact that Noten used photographs of flowers from his own garden, and used clashing colours set on delicate materials to give a sophisticated and multifunctional feel.
…The show must go on and even under the saddest of circumstances, the show prevailed. Elegance graced the catwalk in abundance, everything we expect from the visionary Karl Lagerfeld. Set in a snowy dreamscape, a moment of silence was held in the memory of Lagerfeld, heralding his final collection for the iconic brand. Showcasing timeless wide-legged trouser suits, shearling accents and an array of scrumptiously soft checked tweed prints complemented with layered jewellery, the show was a beautiful end to the Lagerfield legacy at Chanel.