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Fashion, in a lot of cases is often borderline unwearable without being labeled as eclectic when the number of artistic touches per piece begins to climb. This is a problem that has plagued quite a few designers at New York Fashion Week like Phillip Lim. Fortunately for us, the spring/ summer 2019 runway collections by Prabal Gurung, Carolina Herrera and 3.1 Phillip Lim seem to have all the kinks worked out perfectly.
The collections for the upcoming spring and summer 2019 seasons are interesting, fun and original with beloved touches artistically incorporated in. Just enough of these touches were included to signify the hallmarks of each fashion brand, but not enough to make it seem like looks were recycled. These designers found the sweet spot, and now all of our closets can benefit from it.
Prabal Gurung Spring/ Summer 2019 RTW Collection
Prabal Gurung’s spring/ summer 2019 altheisure is well in hand – fashionable, fun and springtime bright. The cool, uncomplicated styling of this collection showed a lot of fit and flare styling for women, and some relaxed athleisure looks too.
For the first time Prabal Gurung showed a merged collection of both male and female looks together on the runway. Color blocking in an appealing way had an almost electric feel to it that appeared to give off energy visually from every angle.
The included facets of athletic attire ranged from climbing equipment incorporated into some of the women’s attire to cinch them in, and of course there was the expected oversized windbreaker.
The Prabal Gurung spring 2019 collection was hung on models from almost three dozen different countries. The collection was well received and shown in the midst of several different country flags that crossed over each other.
The brightness of the spring 2019 colors was unmissable and invigorating – perfect for anyone who is actually looking to be seen in their new Prabal Gurung gear next spring and summer.
Carolina Herrera Spring/ Summer 2019 RTW Collection
Wes Gordon showcased a surprising set of patterns for his debut Carolina Herrera runway show that still very much felt like spring 2019 would be an uplifted season. Wes Gordon, the newbie on the Herrera label, was certain not to disappoint with a vigorous inclusion of pattern and color that was reined in beautifully.
The youthfulness of the Carolina Herrera spring/ summer 2019 runway show was placed right in line to be comfortable amongst nearly any age group, allowing the exuberant expression of a sprung spring and budding summer to show cleanly through the looks.
Mini skirts paired perfectly with patterned blazers so the hems lined up were an interesting offering, though the flowing gowns in ruffled, smooth or billowing silhouettes were certainly welcome as well.
Knee and thigh-high boots were a welcome inclusion, some with a big, bold design on the side. Everything had an element of embracing the freshness of spring in it.
If there was no pattern featured throughout a piece, there was texture or volume. Everything had its own type of elevation that pulled interest to the look.
The Carolina Herrera spring 2019 collection was refreshing overall, interesting and unique with an incredibly merged youthful adult aesthetic that will certainly be very popular in the upcoming year.
3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/ Summer 2019 RTW Collection
The 3.1 Phillip Lim spring/ summer 2019 runway show bared a lot of skin in interesting ways that were anything but boring. Deep V-necklines, interesting cut outs, layovers and splits revealed décolletage, bare midriffs and legs. It was evident that each of these looks was made for the warmer weather, and some of the looks were so interesting that it basically beckoned the warmer weather quicker.
The aesthetic was minimalist in the best of ways – there were no boring moments in a show that merged old school fringe in an array of colors to the clean interest of a silver crochet caftan that floated around a deep V-neck. Another excellent item was a long knit duster over a tiny silver crop top and tailored high-waisted pants.
His palette was magically uncluttered, even when merging multi-colored fringe with stripes, shearling and woven pieces. Thanks to the varying silhouettes that merged tight in some pieces and flowing in others, even the largest fringed pieces didn’t weigh down your eyes.
The clean aspect of many of the more revealing pieces was pulled off through the minimal palette and wearable clean colors and an ultimately modern assortment of looks. Unexpected items like tailored long and loose cut trousers, maxi coats and a blazer were welcome. These pieces didn’t seem the least bit out of place amongst the shorter pieces that also managed to bare an astounding amount of leg and midriff.
Photos via Vogue