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I went through a zillion Fashion Week shows for Spring 2019 and edited it down to a few big, basic trends I noticed.  The most diffuse trend- hideousness. I have never seen a fashion week where so many of the designers I normally love showed absolutely nothing I would ever wear.  It makes me so sad!  Why can’t pretty and flattering be popular?

The most noticeable trend was the number of designers showing bright yellow– many of them neon highlighter yellow.  Like, eyeball searing yellow.  I always wonder how this memo gets around to every fashion house (I assume trend forecasters) but it’s funny how such a unique color shows up on almost every single runway. There were some softer versions of yellow too– so we now know that yellow is the color of spring 2019- plan accordingly.

There was also a TON of black and white–stripes, florals, color blocking…. you name it. This is a “trend” I am always on board with.

Florals and paisley patterns were used throughout- particularly evening wear done with a white ground and floral print.  In more casual looks, there was a lot of belted dresses and skirts done in smaller scale prints and more bohemian looks.

Another item that was on almost every runway– a white dress.   Whether lace, cotton, collared or with sleeves– a white dress is a top item to pick up for next spring.

They also showed a lot of bright pinks and reds, sometimes together.  It’s a happy color that a lot of people can wear, so I’m super down with this one. Another reason to get a pink coat for fall/ early spring!

There were some personal favorites beyond what is shown above:

This trend dress by Marissa Webb— LOVE. Very Meghan Markle, if she could do off the shoulder. And I pray to the red carpet gods that someone rocks this Brandon Maxwell skirt/ sweater set at an awards show this year. Jane Fonda? Meryl?

I loved the J. Mendel collection (I always do). The gowns were GORGEOUS and certainly will be red carpet contenders.

This yellow Pamella Roland also is a red carpet possibility. As is this DROP DEAD Oscar de la Renta (loved the whole show).

But mostly, designers seemed to want to show psychotic, hideous things like these…. I mean, WHAT IN THE WORLD?

I don’t get it. Sometimes fashion is just way over my head.



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