Finally, we have reached the end of our spring 2019 Fashion Week diary collection, going out with a bang. Between Chanel, Miu Miu, and Louis Vuitton, we do not know which long-time fashion giant we enjoyed watching most. Where Chanel took us to the beach and brought in the summer breeze, Miu Miu got us ready for a night out with some pretty funky designs, while Louis Vuitton was the classically chic girl’s guide to a spring to summer transition.
Paris has been full on interesting ideas, but the one thing that really pops out is the contrast between ultra-feminine and the genderless designs. Plus, while some labels opted for a more ‘70s to ‘90s era upgrade, others, such as the final show with Louis Vuitton, went for intergalactic vibes and a focus on the youth from the future. It has certainly been a fun ride!
Chanel Spring/ Summer 2019 RTW Collection
If you were disgruntled at the lack of beachy collection, look no further! Chanel actually brought the runway to the beach with a set that included waves, sand and even a hunk of a lifeguard out there. The fact that Pamela Anderson was in the front row certainly brought back the Baywatch vibes.
The set of the Chanel spring 2019 runway show was in Paris’ Grand Palais, but who cares about that? Barefoot models and a lifelike representation of the beach were all that was needed to capture our undying affection.
One thing that was disappointing was the lack of swimsuits on the runway. It would have been more interesting if the models were to get wet as well, but with all that leather and not-so-beachy gear traipsing down the catwalk, it simply would not have made sense. Then again, we did get some straw hats for spring 2019 with the house’s name emblazoned on them in bling.
While most designers like to have their logos everywhere, the Chanel spring 2019 collection was a touch over the top with even the earrings spelling out its name. Add a whole slew of belts, shirt pockets, necklaces in pearl and gold, and even waist jewels on skirts to that mix. You had Chanel written all over the place.
If you can get past this aspect of the lineup, the clothing presented is all too beautiful and fits each model like a glove. The Chanel tweed is by far our favorite. Combining tweed with lace? Now that’s an interesting mix of delicate with strongly sophisticated that is simply too lovely not to grab.
Miu Miu Spring/ Summer 2019 RTW Collection
Miuccia Prada’s Miu Miu spring 2019 collection was all about the prim design with a rebellious edge to it. It was clear who the customer was supposed to be and ensured a proper offering was presented to who’s watching the show.
Shorts with sheer skirts appeared on stage, satin dresses with knots and rosette details were present, and tie-front sweaters were accessorized with knee socks and glittering sandals. It was truly a spring collection, without the bulky clothes and with just enough on to protect against a chill.
The Miu Miu spring 2019 lineup made it clear that any outfit can become glamorous with the right amount and type of jewelry. Add some girlish crystal headbands for spring 2019 and the outfit automatically dives to Pretty in Pink level.
Balance was kept with an asymmetric appeal throughout the collection, and that is something guests and onlookers did not miss. Pleated denim appeared with a bow on one side and half a necklace on the other, bringing attention to the chest and upwards. Actually, the denim was a common sight up there, with sequins added to the mix for a glamorous makeover.
Bows are a must for spring, according to Miu Miu, while pleated skirts, long hair, high socks, and a whole lot of black are in with a vengeance. Wear them, love them, mix and match them, and make sure you don’t get more than a little trim each month to ensure beautiful, girlish long locks. Baby bangs are perfectly all right, though.
Louis Vuitton Spring/ Summer 2019 RTW Collection
Talk about ending a season! Nicolas Ghesquiere made sure that we fell in love with everything we saw at Louis Vuitton, from the space age sleeves in silver Honeycomb lace to the Disney sci-fi tees strutting down that catwalk.
The looks were directly marketed to the younger generation, it was clear, though there were quite a few that would easily match some of the older generations as well. Hey, there were even ‘80s Memphis prints and Star Wars-style graphics that one is always happy to see on stage.
From the muscle tees to the T-shirt dresses to the miniskirts and windbreakers, there was quite a bit to choose from in the Louis Vuitton spring 2019 collection that fairly screamed “Back to the Retro Future.”
While it might not seem to be geared towards the more luxury customer, the Louis Vuitton spring 2019 collection certainly was incredible. Though critics go both ways on this, it was great to have such a mega giant finish of the season’s Fashion Week.
Hey, it was set up in the Louvre! One of the courtyards at least. Furthermore, guests sat in encased structures around a pool of water set up on stage. It was a big budget display to rival Celine’s and Saint Laurent’s, entertaining attendees to no end.
One of the top fashion trends has been the mesh dress throughout the seasons, from New York to London, Milan to now Paris. It got revamped with a sci-fi attitude, complete with angular shoulders, ruffles and some more professional designs in the form of suit jackets.
While high-margin leather goods are the house’s biggest assets, we have to say that space age bonnets are pretty awesome to grab for spring as well.
Photos via Vogue