By: Ghazal Mostafa
As 2019 comes to an end, we have decided to re-wind and review what passed on in the fashion world and what hit the runways as well as the streets from Paris and Milan to London and New York, gathering the best of the best trends and an overall look at everything from styles and accessories to fabrics and colors. To say the least, 2019 was an explosion of trends; we saw a lot of retro style comebacks. ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s inspirations officially ruled the runways and streets.
Prints were one of the biggest hit trends of 2019. They had a massive presence on runways, as seen in Versace. These prints were used in a variety of style elements such as scarves, footwear and clothing; in not only floral prints but also abstract art, checkerboard and animal prints.
Super feminine designs and details in both clothing and accessories, such as supersized bows, extreme ruffles, exaggerated volumes, puffy shoulders and floral were present.
Feathers were absolutely 2019’s crush of the runways and no doubt another big trend of the year. Thanks to Clare Waight Keller on what she blessed us with (Givenchy Haute Couture).
Monochromatic styles with the dominance of beige and muted colors were seen at Riccardo Tisci’s Burberry. Tonal dressing was another big hit. It came with a variety of shades and tones of one specific color that created solidarity and depth in looks, like using all pastels or all neutrals.
Gothic floral design was another fashion favorite trend that was seen at Prada, Simone Rocha and Richard Quinn fashion shows.
Last year we faced a wide palette of colors trending from beige and neutrals to dark and deep colors. Ranging from bold and contrasting to joyful hues, even neon, not forgetting all the purple, lavender and violets shades that ruled among other trending colors.