Regular readers of my little corner of the internet will know that I write a bi-annual post about the trends for the new season when they roll around.
I’ve always loved keeping up to date with what’s coming down the runways each year and my makes are often inspired by designer details. I grew up with a love of fashion and have always loved to add elements of the trends to my style. It’s just in my genes and I doubt I’ll be changing 🙂
Even if you aren’t into trends that much…you’ll find that fabric shops re-stock each season with fabrics designed with trends in mind, so in some way, we all wear on-trend stuff.
On a side note though…I can’t believe how quickly the months have flown by and I’m here doing this post again!
So, as usual, I’ll give you quick overview, take a look at the new season colours, run through a list of the many trends, show a few inspo photos and finish off with one or two pattern suggestions.
PS: My lovely readers from the southern hemisphere who will soon be heading into Autumn/Winter might like to take a look at this post.
Spring 2019 Trends Overview
As I was browsing many articles and photos I was struck once again by the sheer variety of styles. The theme of individuality, maximalism and uniqueness continues with a vengeance. The 80’s influence seems to be hugely popular still. Unusual juxtapositions are everywhere…like clashing colours, textures and prints. I saw a fair bit of embellishment too. As I looked at silhouettes I was also struck by how fluid and body-skimming they all were. For the most part, fits are quite loose and many designers showed less skin, preferring a more covered style
Pantone always launches a range of colours each season and one of those shades becomes ‘colour of the season’. This season it’s ‘Living Coral’ which I actually really like and I have a couple of garments in it already :).
Here is the whole range which includes 4 neutrals.
I personally love the ‘Jester Red’, ‘Toffee’ and ‘Terrarium Moss’…any take your fancy?
So, there are some major ones and some minor ones. Lots though…In fact, what a ‘Pot Pourri’! I love the variety and individualism though, and you could probably apply many of them to existing patterns and fabrics that you already have in your stash.
The Humungous List Of Trends:
- All shades of Beige….worn head to toe in some cases
- California surf style…
tie-dye, summery laid back prints, neoprene/ wetsuit styling
- Lace….used in unexpected combos
- Craft influences of crochet and macrame, i.e. mesh
style overlays macrame
- Feathers and fringe
- ALL. THE. PRINTS. Floral, graphic, small scale, large scale…and often mixed together.
- Trouser suits in all colours
- Bows, often oversized worn at the neck, waist or shoulde
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- Very light wash denim or acid wash.
- Boiler suit style jumpsuits
- Shorts, particularly cycling type shorts
- Small pleats or even micro pleated fabrics
- Fancy flat shoes
- Puffed shoulders
- Animal print, particularly leopard
- Frills in layers
- Black and white polka dots
- Paper bag waists
- Wide leg trousers/pants
- Roomy blazers (
- Fluid trench coats
There were so many runway shows that it’s impossible to choose just a few photos that highlight all of the trends. Here are but a few to give you an idea and to hopefully inspire.
Not every pattern company has their latest range out yet and many of them release ranges much later than others. However, you can adapt patterns that you already have, use fabric in an on-trend colour, or just embellish a garment to give it a fresh look.
Bear in mind that I grew up with the big 4 and I also love Burda designs. Out of the vast amount of Indie companies (I’m not that familiar with some of them) I like DP Studio, Trend Patterns, IAM Patterns and Named as I like their modern vibes. I am however I’m very partial to adapting and changing patterns that I already have as you well know!
Having said all of that though…I trawled one or two websites and gathered some examples for you. Not every one of them is from the newest ranges, but they do have the vibes of the new season trends.
NB: At the time of writing this Mimi G has just revealed a couple of new Simplicity designs due out soon. I’m in love with this little jacket!
1 McCalls 7908 Boiler Suit
McCalls 7898 ruffle dress
Simplicity 8839 puffed sleeve top
Vogue 1619 duster coat
Named patterns Anni dress building block
McCalls 7876 Fluid blazer and trousers/pants
IAM Magdala blouse
This was a fun post to put together, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did in doing it. As is always the case there are some trends I love and others that I can take or leave. Personally, I’m loving the long fluid coats and the wide-leg trousers, and I’m not averse to a few frills here and there. I rather like the sound of very pale denim too.
The whole point though is to just have fun with your style.
Do any of the trends appeal to you? Let me know in comments what inspires you for the new season.
Till next time..
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