As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, we'll soon be moving on to Europe to the shows in London, Milan, and Paris. Even though we still have weeks of ogling over all of the glorious Spring 2019 collections ahead of us, we can safely say there were some strong trends to emerge from those of New York—ones that we're destined to see make it to the streets as soon as winter begins to thaw out.
Much like Fall 2018 was a nod to the '80s across the board, we're seeing a ton of '70s references for Spring 2019. From tie-dye prints to oversized sunnies and headscarves, there was a definite nod to the era—whether hippy-dippy or disco glam—seen all over the runways, from Proenza Schouler to Kate Spade. Throw in some lingerie-inspired lace, statement-making print blocking, and leopard print (which, by the way, is still going strong)? Well, we have a pretty interesting (and colorful) season ahead of us.
Check out the nine best trends to come from this week's Spring 2019 shows, below.
Hippie babes, rejoice! Tie-dye is back, and it’s more elegant than ever. From the traditional summer camp rainbows making its way onto blazers at R13 to the more subdued, chic watercolor effects at Proenza Schouler, we saw the psychedelic pattern making its comeback, only now it's all grown-up.
From left: Proenza Schouler, R13, Collina Strada, Kim Shui
We may tend to shy away from sweaters in warmer weather, but breezy, open knit tops and dresses were seen all over the shows this week. We saw floor-length dresses (aka the perfect beach cover-ups) come down the runways of Rodarte, Pyer Moss, and 3.1 Phillip Lim, while Ulla Johnson utilized this technique throughout her collection, appearing as long sleeve blouses and flowing tunic tops.
From left: Pyer Moss, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rodarte, Ulla Johnson
Why settle for one print when you can wear two (or three?) all in one piece? We saw print blocking all over the runways, from Proenza’s two-toned tie-dye to Prabal Gurung’s mixed-and-matched floral motifs.
From left: Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Monse, Kim Shui
We’ll admit—see-through shoes aren’t exactly our footwear of choice, but they popped up everywhere. From Tibi’s mesh mule to Jeremy Scott’s bedazzled PVC thigh-high boots, our toes are about to be a bit more exposed come spring.
From left: Jeremy Scott, Tibi, Pyer Moss
Sheer and sexy lingerie-inspired lace made its way onto the runways this season, whether subtly peeking out from under skirt suits at Tom Ford or stealing the show at LaQuan Smith.
From left: Tom Ford, LaQuan Smith, Dion Lee
From silky scarves in a colorful smattering of floral prints at Kate Spade to the black and white head wraps at Bevza, the ’70s-style headscarf is spring’s hottest hair accessory.
From left: Tom Ford, Kate Spade, Bevza
Fall 2018 may have brought on some colorful, psychedelic animal prints, but this time around, traditional leopard print reigned supreme.
From left: Longchamp, Tom Ford, R13
It seems as if every season, there’s one very specific cutout we see across the collections, whether it’s on the shoulders, the décolletage, or wherever else designers can dream up. Where will we be exposing a little skin next spring? The hips. From Prabal Gurung’s drawstring sundresses to R13’s board shorts, things will be getting hippy once warm weather returns.
From left: Dion Lee, Prabal Gurung, Kim Shui, R13
Forget the tiny sunglasses trend—big shades are back. We saw everything from ‘70s-style oversized frames at Kate Spade to massive sporty styles at Tom Ford.
From left: Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Tom Ford