2018 inundated us with some fashion trends that we are happy to leave in the past, including the ugly ‘dad’ sneakers and micro-sunglasses. Luckily, a new year brings in an opportunity to update your wardrobe with emerging trends first seen on the runway.
We are predicting 2019 will have a deeper focus on various textures and patterns, giving more room for individual creativity and the ability to adapt trends to personal style. Here are our top fashion trend predictions for 2019:
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According to a Pinterest study, the search words “Bamboo Bag”, was up 2,215% proving that the trend is not slowing down any time soon. Although a statement piece, the accessory is not necessarily practical due to its design and fragile materials. If the delicate nature of the bag is too much for your day-to-day, try and incorporate the trend in other aspects of your wardrobe; chunky geometric jewelry, woven belts from natural materials and wooden block heels, all carry the essence of the bamboo bag.
This accessory was most likely plastered all over your Instagram feed in late 2018. With every fashion blogger clutching a sphere bamboo bag outside of fashion week venues, it’s only fitting that we are going to see more people investing in the revamped accessory throughout 2019.
Gone are the days when bike shorts were found in sporting stores and were meant for actual exercising. Instead, they are paired with chic tailored blazers or oversized shirts and have become a staple for every streetwear-inspired wardrobe. Making an appearance on the recent Spring/Summer 2019 runway circuit, iconic fashion houses like Nassir Zadeh and Fendi adopted the fashion trend in their collection.
Made popular by fashion It Girls including the Hadid’s, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber, the trend is following us through to 2019. Keep in mind the length of the bike short when purchasing your own. The short should always sit a couple of inches above the knee, too long and it could make you look unproportionate and too short may look closer to a lycra bikini bottom.
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From elaborate feather embellishment to feather earrings, faux-feathers are the new faux-fur. Dries Van Noten offered up a more low-key use of the texture while Marc Jacobs offered over-the-top feather dresses.
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Rouching describes the technique of gathering fabric and texture to form detail in a garment. The technique made an impact in the industry during the early ’80s but has made a surprise return for 2019. With the ever-growing athleisure movement, designers have embraced parachute-style rouging which enables the wearer to tug on the pulls and alter the look to serve your creative taste and body shape.
Rouching detail was seen at some of the largest fashion houses Spring/Summer 2019 shows including Altuzarra, Pyper Moss and Burberry. Rouching adds texture and a unique silhouette to any ensemble and can be used to create a statement without incorporating patterns or vibrant color.
This is an alternative to the classic leopard print that has been dominating high-street for years. The snake print made an impression at the recent Autumn/Winter 2018 runway circuit with many brands including Marni, Zimmerman and Rochas have incorporated snake in a variety of ways.
From snakeskin boots, cami dresses and statement bags, the faux print can be used in any form. Try elevate this bold print by buying in neon colors and be sure to make a lasting impression.
Are you ready for a summer spent in tie-dye sweaters, tees, and skirts. Sometimes worn all at once? Sometimes worn with acid wash jeans? Michael Kors made a strong argument for tie-dye last year, now the popular print has reappeared and makes a striking statement that translates from Manhattan to Malibu.
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Creative director Heidi Slimane debuted his first collection with Celine at the recent Spring/Summer 2019 runway show. Few designers have been able to accomplish such intricate and figure enhancing tailoring for woman as the Celine designer. The collection has sparked an increase in female suiting which includes the traditional tuxedo. Opting for a tuxedo for an evening look is both a comfortable yet classic option when done correctly:
- Leave the first few buttons on your shirt undone to avoid looking square at the chest
- Try to keep the tuxedo jacket buttoned to cinch in the waist
- Wear a pant that sits above the hip to enhance your leg length
- A shorter jacket is best on a small frame to avoid looking smothered
Mary Jane Swim Will Keep You Cool, Even When It’s Hot
Founded by Diane Walker and Stacey Demar, Mary Jane Swim is a lifestyle apparel brand dedicated to normalizing cannabis. The two women founded their swimwear company, Sweenie Manufacturing in 2008, producing swimwear for other companies. After discovering the healing potential of cannabis for themselves, they decided to help change the perception of the plant for themselves and Maru Jane Swim was born.
We spoke to them about their fashion-forward styles, beautifully subtle cannabis prints and earth-friendly fabrics and production.
What inspired you to launch Mary Jane Swim?
The idea came about in late 2017 after our rediscovery of cannabis, specifically CBD for wellness, on a trip to Telluride, Colorado. We thought about how we could help destigmatize the plant in our own way.
Diane had been working in fashion and Stacey in fitness for many years, which organically led to the creation of Mary Jane Swim. It showcases both of our expertise and we focused on cannabis base printed apparel.
We launched a very small capsule “OG Kush “collection summer 2018 and just launched our full “Seven Leaflets “2019 SS line this past April which also includes activewear and accessories for both men and women.
What makes Mary Jane Swim unique in the marketplace?
Our focus is to bring elevated cannabis apparel to the market that has historically been promotional items. We have created a line that incorporates fashion-forward styles, beautifully subtle cannabis prints and earth-friendly fabrics and production.
Do you design the prints yourselves or do you source them?
Yes, we design each print ourselves inspired by current world trends and interpret them through the flower and leaf and our perspective.
How do you think Mary Jane Swim helps normalize the opinion of cannabis?
The more that the plant shows up in every day products, the more society starts to see it as a beautiful and beneficial plant and not as an evil gateway drug.
Any plans to develop a collection made from hemp and other more sustainable, eco-friendly products?
We have been researching hemp blends in both woven and knit bases for future products, as well as recycled fabrics.
You donate a portion of each sale to Athletes for Care. How did you become involved with them?
After using CBD daily for everyday use for wellness and pre/post workouts and realizing how powerful it is.
We came across their mission to help promote cannabis in sports and help alleviate the opioid crisis. A portion of the profits will be donated.
How do you want people to feel when wearing Mary Jane Swim?
Empowered and healthy.
What don’t you leave the house without?
CBD of course and a swimsuit!
You Can Now Literally Walk a Mile in Snoop’s Shoes
If you’re looking to pick up a fresh pair of slides or loafers this summer, Snoop Dogg has your back. The rap legend has partnered with luxury English footwear company Duke + Dexter to launch a limited-edition collaboration packed with his unique style baked in.
The Dogg Pack collection brings to life Snoop’s West Coast lifestyle with a fun pool-to-party theme. You can grab yourself a fresh pair of loafers, mules or slide style footwear with dice, cannabis leaf prints and even Snoop’s embroidered face.
“I wanted the collaboration to be sleek and stylish, like me,” Snoop told Forbes. “The design team helped me to put together shoes that represented my style and me. I do things differently; you know that. It was important that we created a first collection that had distinction, but also class. Real class no fakes shit.”
Launched in early June, the ultra-exclusive, limited-edition line is only 1000 pair deep, meaning that snagging a pair means you’re part of an incredibly exclusive club.
Lee Rogers, head of product at Duke + Dexter said via a statement, “I wanted to try to bring something new and fresh to the collaboration and products. Snoop is such a legend and the weight of doing this well was always in mind.
“I really wanted to find a quote/lyric that could help encapsulate what Duke + Dexter are as a brand and what Snoop represents, the lyric we decided to use ‘la di da di, we likes to party we don’t cause no trouble, we don’t bother nobody.’”
Snoop said the partnership came about after he posted a pair of their shoes he liked to his 34.2 million followers.
“They very smartly reached out to me and we started by creating some dope bespoke styles together, I grew my relationship with Archie and we started building a plan… the rest is history!” said the rapper.
While this ultra-exclusive line of footwear might be one of Snoop’s flashiest and newest business ventures, it’s far from his only one. Martha Stewart and Snoop are famously unlikely friends, even co-host a cooking show called “Martha & Snoop” together, he’s launched his very own cannabis strain and his “Leafs by Snoop” collaboration with Canadian cannabis giant Canopy Growth.
When asked why his fans should try out a pair of Duke + Dexter’s ultra-exclusive footwear line, Snoop said the quality of the brand was the selling point.
“D+D do things differently — they classy, they real,” said Snoop. “There’s so much fake shit out there nowadays, so many copycats. I only admire brands like this, brands who create their own, truly original stories and unique identities.”
If you can’t snag a pair of Duke + Dexter’s line, you can pick up a micro-suede house shoe, two luxury slide-in slippers and baby dogg slippers, all perfect for sipping a gin and juice wherever you might be.
First Look at Rihanna’s New LVMH Fenty Fashion Brand
LVMH, the parent company of Dior and Givenchy, Moët Hennessy and Louis Vuitton, recently announced Rihanna’s Fenty fashion house would launch under their massive umbrella-ella-ella.
Fenty fashion will debut online on May 29 and at a Paris pop-up on Friday, May 24 and we’ve finally got a sneak-peak at what collection — designed be the Bal Gal herself — will look like.
In a new teaser video, Rihanna makes blink-and-you’ll-miss-them cameos styling looks on a diverse lineup of models that include denim, separates, and shirt dresses, styled with sporty sunglasses and strappy sandals.
“Designing a line like this with LVMH is an incredibly special moment for us. Mr. [Bernard] Arnault has given me a unique opportunity to develop a fashion house in the luxury sector, with no artistic limits,” Rihanna said in a statement. “I couldn’t imagine a better partner both creatively and business-wise, and I’m ready for the world to see what we have built together.”
Bad Gal took to Twitter to share her thoughts her latest business venture.
big day for the culture.
thank you Mr.Arnault for believing in this little girl from the left side of an island, and for giving me the opportunity to grow with you at @LVMH https://t.co/6ToY8MkDQB pic.twitter.com/Q9eF35576T
— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 10, 2019
“Everybody knows Rihanna as a wonderful singer, but through our partnership at Fenty Beauty, I discovered a true entrepreneur, a real C.E.O. and a terrific leader,” said LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault in a statement, according to BoF. “She naturally finds her full place within LVMH. To support Rihanna to start up the Fenty maison, we have built a talented and multicultural team supported by the group resources. I am proud that LVMH is leading this venture and wish it will be a great success.”
The launch of the new brand will make for a historic one. It marks the first time LVMH has introduced and built a new brand since Christian Lacroix in 1987. More importantly, Rihanna will be the first woman of color to oversee a fashion house under LVMH.
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