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Join The Style Tribe With These 4 FW19 Trends

The Fall 2019 runways were a mixed bag of colours, textures and subcultures. Here’s our guide to keeping up with this season’s trends.
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Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2019
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Isabel Marant cotton blend mini skirt, Net-a-Porter • Check jacket, Miu Miu
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Nappa leather jacket, Versace • Leather boots, Bottega Veneta
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Alexander McQueen leather waist belt with studs, Net-a-Porter • Jacquard canvas bag, Dior

Spikes and Spunk

Like dominatrixes, punks are fond of their leather jackets and chains too. Their rebellious spirit was felt across the runway shows of Louis Vuitton and Marine Serre. Houndstooth was a key fabric at Gucci and Celine; over at Dior, models sported tartan as a nod to Teddy girls, punk’s precursors. 

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Kate Spade New York Fall/Winter 2019
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Cord Blazer, Kate Spade • Viscose-nylon skirt, Versace
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Jacquard boots, Fendi • Dries van Noten polyamide tights, Net-a-Porter
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Leather bag, Fendi • Tulle gloves, Gucci

Rainbow Vision

There was also the other end of the spectrum: brands went full Technicolour, with orange being a particularly popular shade. Even the Fendi show, the first since Karl Lagerfeld’s passing, had splashes of yellow and pink. Jacquemus and Versace both made the case for (tasteful) polychromatic ensembles, but you can also inject colour through two of Fall 2019’s top accessories: tights and long gloves.

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Versace Fall/Winter 2019
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Nappa leather dress, Versace • Nappa leather bustier, Miu Miu
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Lambskin trench coat, CELINE • Glossy neoprene boots, Fendi
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Ann Demeulemeester leather harness, Net-a-Porter • Leather bag, Fendi

Whips and Chains

This season, fashion also got a little kinky. The dominatrix look – black leather and vinyl, corsets and chains – was very much in. Bottega Veneta, Celine and Hermès suggested stepping out dressed head-to-toe in leather, especially in the season-favourite trench coat. Versace’s and Palm Angel’s takes were a lot more revealing, featuring cinched waists, sky-high heels and lots of leg.

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Simone Rocha Fall/Winter 2019
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4 Moncler Simone Rocha nylon trench coat, Moncler • Crystal choker, Erdem
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Nylon handbag, Prada • Gucci tulle gloves, Net-a-Porter
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Patent leather creepers, Prada • Gucci lace tights, SSENSE

Paint It Black

Goths had a surprisingly huge influence this season, most notably at Prada’s Frankenstein-inspired show. Simone Rocha and Alexander McQueen shared Prada’s fixation on dark romance. Many brands sent out looks entirely in the goths’ favourite colour instead; even the usually joyous Valentino runway had them. Look for items with Victorian or lace details, and complete your look with dark lipstick like the models at Louis Vuitton.

 

This story was first seen in the August 2019 issue of L'Officiel Singapore.

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