There’s a show on the ramp – and there is a show off it.
For the last ten years, fashion has evolved from being strictly reserved for the creatives in the field, to a more inclusive domain where the end consumer – the King (or queen) has an equally resounding voice.
As designers conjure up latest techniques, silhouettes, and creations on the runways, labelling them as what would sell next season, the street style crowd puts on its own show- telling the world what they ARE buying.
For the Spring Summer 2019 season, the street style climate at London Fashion Week forecast was a heavy dose of animal prints, and checks. The silhouettes were free-flowing and anti-fit with leg-o-mutton styles maturing onto billowing sleeves that are cuffed at the wrist.
Denim has undergone a revival with front-buttoned denim dresses, and Canadian tuxedos overtaking the erstwhile denim-on-denim trend; while there is a new-fangled hope for vinyl and rexine in the outerwear category comprising of jacket styles – ranging from cropped to calf-grazing.
What continues to go on full steam ahead is the blazer and suit co-ord combo, which is evolving from its millennial pink haven towards more vibrant colourways, such as egg yolk yellows, lilacs, tans, and fiery oranges.
The ones to watch? – We are placing our bets on long line prairie dresses, complete with their billowing sleeves, and frilled hems. We expect to see an influx of prairie and peasant inspired styles to be a hot seller in the coming months.
Rounding up London Fashion Week’s SS’19 schedule, AR has put up a gallery of the most promising street style looks that have a scope of being translated into the season’s biggest talking points.
Image Courtesies: Jonathan Daniel Pryce, Tyler Joe, Jonathan Paciullo, Paul Jeong and IMAXTREE.