As winter sets in, fashion lovers pair chunky sweaters with printed leggings and knee length boots. Lattes are held close, winds pick up and dropping temperatures force us all inside. As your Seasonal Affective Disorder settles in steadily, you can keep those spirits high by keeping in mind that fashion month is just around the corner! Designers are frantically attaching trims to garments, fitting models, and booking spaces as the weeks dwindle by, and I for one cannot wait to see the fashion houses have for us for Fall 2019. Let’s take a look at the schedule for fashion month, and what we can expect to see from some of the favorite designers from each city. Keep in mind that schedules are not set in stone, and there have been a lot of moving pieces in fashion this year. If anything changes, we’ll keep you in the loop.
New York Fashion Week: February 7th-15th, 2019
- Jeremy Scott is fashion’s favorite satirist. From his right-off-the-roll (literally) looks for Moschino Spring 2019 to his own trashy-chic styles for the same season, Jeremy Scott is a force to be reckoned with. His latest line was inspired by none other than the famous Jeremy Scott, whose style permeated throughout the entire show. Will Jeremy Scott pull inspiration from himself all over again, or will his eyes, and sketchbook, wander this February?
Diane von Furstenberg
- Diane von Furstenberg changed up the game in the seventies, and she continues to do so today. Simple, sexy, stylish, there is no stopping this vivacious brand. Her collection for Pre-Fall 2019 was based on freedom and liberty, a concept she’s played with since her innovative wrap dress that allowed working mothers to get dressed in a snap. What game will Diane von Furstenberg be playing for Fall 2019?
Alice + Olivia
- Alice + Olivia is known for its bright colors, playful patterns, and gorgeous garments. Their Pre-Fall 2019 collection was based around the iconic Twiggy, who embodies everything the brand is known for (see list in the previous sentence). Today and yesterday were blended beautifully in a raucous celebration of fashion, but what will we be seeing from Alice + Olivia tomorrow?
- Batsheva is the breakout brand that proves sexy and revealing aren’t necessarily exclusive. With high necks, long sleeves, and ruffled skirts, Batsheva dressed Coco Rocha up for a lovely Pre-Fall 2019 collection. As Batsheva finds their footing in the fashion world, they continue to stand out while adapting to designer standards. What will Batsheva show for Fall 2019?
Oscar de la Renta
- Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia continue to toe the line when it comes to Oscar de la Renta’s signature style. Known for his ability to blend modern trends with old-school styles, the current designers are doing some blending of their own. Morroco was a major them in their Pre-Fall 2019 collection, but where will Oscar de la Renta take us for Fall 2019?
London Fashion Week: February 15th-19th, 2019
- Markus Lupfer plays with what it means to be British in 2019. Combining a certain reserved poshness with outlandish punk, German-born designer Markus Lupfer has shown beachy florals and sensual lip prints in so far in 2019. For Pre-Fall, we saw deep greens and beiges paired with plaids and asymmetrical hems; what can we expect from Markus Lupfer this season?
- The Halpern brand is only about 2 years old, and yet his disco style and expert use of sequins have taken the fashion world by storm. Inspired by Studio-54 and the women who made the sexual revolution possible, Spring 2019 featured short dresses with well-placed cut-outs and long trains. Will we see more sequins from Halpern in Fall 2019?
- Simone Rocha has a knack for celebrating feminity, both the wonderful and weary sides of it. This Dublin-born designer celebrates power and poise in her tailored garments and fantastical accessories. Many an A-list celebrity has been seen sporting this beautiful brand, but will her collection for Fall 2019 be as big a hit?
- Victoria Beckham isn’t just a pop-star, nor is she the simply the wife of a world-renowned soccer icon. No, Victoria Beckham is a fashion designer through and through, and her careful collections prove she should be taken seriously. Victoria Beckham’s Spring 2019 collection marked 10 years as a designer, and she celebrated by creating a collection that celebrated women and their differences. What will Fall 2019 bring for this Jackie of all trades?
Milan Fashion Week: February 19th-25th, 2019
- Versace, recently acquired by Michael Kors‘ company, has been shaking it up by throwing it back. Donatella revived old prints for her Spring 2018 collection, and since then has continued to play around with vintage aesthetics. Will Versace be made modern for Fall 2019?
- Prada is probably one of the most famous brands of all time. From movies to music, it’s a highly referenced brand that deserves all the credit. Prada brought the 90’s back for Spring 2019, walking the line between art and wearable fashion. Where will Miuccia Prada bring this brand for Fall 2019?
- Alberta Ferretti is known for her delicate designs and powerful disposition. She blends romance and feminity with her business-prowess to stay on top of the fashion world. Consistently stylish, will Alberta Ferretti bring home another red carpet-ready collection?
- Roberto Cavalli is a long-standing brand with a rich history in excess. Known for sex appeal and vibrant prints, this is not the brand for minimalist styles. For Pre-Fall, Roberto Cavalli managed sleek confidence that truly hit the mark, will this be seen for Fall 2019?
Paris Fashion Week: February 25th-March 5th, 2019
Although the schedule is set, there may be some changes to PFW due to the protests occurring throughout the city.
- Balenciaga’s Resort 2019 collection was woven with a message of unity, acceptance, and defiance, while Spring focused on the digital world. These messages were laced with modern tailoring and elegant casual wear. Will Balenciaga get their message across in their Fall 2019 collection?
- Valentino makes garments for women who want to be beautiful, and you can tell in their carefully crafted feminine ensembles. For Spring 2019, designer Pierpaolo Piccioli indulged in joyful expression, lush colors, and gorgeous garments. For Pre-Fall, Valentino moved to Japan, imbibing the collection with the Japanese art of kintsugi. Where will Valentino find beauty for Fall 2019?
- Although dealing with some issues over accents (Celine vs Céline… or was it Cèline?), Hedi Slimane delivered a strong collection for his first season with Celine. Showing womenswear besides menswear (that was also for women), Slimane was criticized for doing what he’s already done before at previous brands. Will Slimane do something new for Fall 2019, or will the accent be the biggest change he can manage?
- Givenchy, known for conservative tastes that marry innovative styles, has been a leader in womenswear since day one. Givenchy’s Spring 2019 collection featured garments for masculine women, while Pre-Fall was focused on age-old adages as inspiration, Icarus fashioning wings that flew too close to the sun. Where will Givenchy take fashion in Fall 2019, and where will fashion take Givenchy?
- Christian Dior revolutionized fashion in the late ’40s with the New Look, with slim fitting bodices and full skirts. These days, Dior is more relaxed, with loose silhouettes and jersey fabric. Pre-Fall at Chrisitan Dior was rustic chic, while Spring featured graceful draping and a lot of beige. How will Christian Dior evolve for Fall 2019?
What shows are you looking forward to? I’m obsessed with Batsheva, and I love a good Gucci show. Let me know in the comments!