9 Breakout Trends from New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Get ahead on the looks you'll be wearing six months from now.
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L-R: Collina Strada, Pyer Moss, Prabal Gurung, Rodarte, Maryam Nassir Zadeh. Photos: Imaxtree

L-R: Collina Strada, Pyer Moss, Prabal Gurung, Rodarte, Maryam Nassir Zadeh. Photos: Imaxtree

New York Fashion Week got a bit of its groove back this season. Designers across the board appeared to be swept up in a fervent, anything-goes type of excitement and creativity for Spring 2019, and in spite of the nonstop rain, the week was fun and it felt buzzy. This was Fashion Week as a performance — and just like any good show, it was a means of escapism.

On the runway it was a play in contrasts, mostly. Rounding out the softer side there was romance with a capital “R,” and on the other end of the spectrum there was sharp tailoring, fisherman's netting and a heavy dose of tie-dye (thankfully in a far prettier palette than the brash, fluoro-kind that's synonymous with 4/20 and Coachella). The biggest takeaway of all, however, is that next season we'll all be wearing yellow — and lots of it.

Read on for a full breakdown of all the major trends from New York Fashion Week Spring 2019, and stay tuned for our runway reports to follow from London, Milan and Paris.

Yellow

There was lemon, corn, canary and daffodil, but more than any other shade there was mustard. Plan accordingly — and start thinking about moving all of that "millennial pink" into storage.

Tie-Dye

After two shows in Paris, Proenza Schouler returned to New York to give the beloved hippie print a grown-up makeover for Spring 2019. Those looking for a subtler version of the trend will likely lean towards Tome or an Eckhaus Latta jacket, which could easily be paired with more neutral jeans. 

Fisherman's Netting

Raf Simons went swimming with "Jaws" at Calvin Klein 205W39NYC. Luckily, he brought his net with him. At Pyer Moss, models sashayed in iridescent net dresses, reminiscent of Studio 54 and the disco era

Grown-Up Elegance

The Row, Gabriela Hearst and Rosetta Getty made the kind of collections that women will yearn to wear for Spring 2019. This trend quietly screams good taste, in the way only seamless tailoring and luxury fabrics can do.

Headscarves

If dry shampoo is your accessory du jour, look no further than the headscarf next season. Tom Ford, Michael Kors and Ukrainian designer, Bevza showcased more than one way to wrap it up with style.

Fairytale Romance

This time last year, the future of NYFW was uncertain, but the return of Rodarte to the calendar brought with it a new sense of optimism. An abundance of princess ruffles, sequins and whimsical proportions was echoed elsewhere in the city at Marc Jacobs, Brandon Maxwell and Oscar de la Renta.

Crochet

Designers were feeling crochet in all forms on the runway. From Caroline Herrera's ladylike cardigans to Maryam Nassir Zadeh's art-house iterations, there's a style for everyone. 

Two-Piece Suits

The versatile suit showed up in camel and houndstooth, graphic stripes and gingham. Pair with a holster-esque harness à la Sies Marjan or with casual flip-flops, as seen at Tibi. 

Lingerie 

Underwear as outerwear will be huge next season. Everyone's favorite bad gal closed out NYFW with the scantily clad debut of her latest "see now, buy now" Savage x Fenty collection, where a truly diverse cast of models brought new meaning to the term "inclusivity."

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