Spring 2019 may have well been Resort, for all the beachy themes that made their way down the runway. Both Markus Lupfer and Chanel created entire runways of sand, you could practically hear the ocean and feel the sea spray off of their fresh ensembles. From oceanic overtones to boardwalk border prints, let’s take a look at the Nautical Notions that designers have been showing off for 2019.
Beach landscapes, maritime prints, and rope belts have made their way onto garments this season, the ideal ensembles for brunch by the sea or cocktail hour on the boardwalk. Altuzarra’s coral dress features straps galore, perfect for soaking up the sun, while Anna Sui’s v neck tunic and pants look ideal for relaxing at a late night bonfire. Custo Barcelona’s wrapped dress features a quilted pattern and a slinky silhouette that could be seen from the Jersey Shore to Santa Monica, and Gucci’s Merman pants look like something Aquaman might wear to a job interview. Rachel Antonoff’s darling shrimp dress is the true star(fish) of the sea, perfect for grabbing some fish tacos and enjoying an evening on the ocean.
Bring on the beach with these fabrics:
The itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini is fine for the beach, but sometimes you need a little more fabric to grab a drink at the boardwalk bar or grab some cheese fries at the local diner. That’s where the cover-up comes in. Alessandra Rich’s cover-up is perfect for those looking to get a tattoo without getting stabbed since the sun will do it for you. Altuzarra’s lovely cover-up looks like it came straight off the set of Grace & Frankie, while Barbara Bui’s loose maxi cover-up is the ideal ensemble for a post-ocean cooldown. Blumarine goes for gold with a stunningly regal cover-up that’s perfect for relaxing on a beach in Nice, and Chanel’s guipure pants are perfect for late night strolls along a peaceful beach.
We’ve got you covered with these fabrics:
Nautical navy has hit the runway like the ocean waves swarming the beaches on a sunny summer afternoon. Barbara Bui’s flowing set is reminiscent of those swelling ties, as it billows out beautifully behind the model. Etro’s crocheted dress is hippy chic, while Gabriela Hearst’s pleated pants and basic tank look like they’re heading to a beach-side bistro for a sure to be sensational seafood meal. L’Agence utilizes a Versace style print for a simple shirt dress, and Stella McCartney’s fit and flare ribbons out from the waist like the tiny waves in a tidepool.
Get on the navy train with these fabrics:
Can’t make it to the beach? Than BYOB! Bring your own beach, that is. Oceanic landscapes have taken over the runway, seen in Alessandra Rich’s stunning beach bomber jacket. Cynthia Rowley’s tropical maxi dress is reminiscent of coral reefs, while Emilio Pucci’s piece looks perfect for relaxing in a beach-side cabana. Etro’s stunning wrap dress features a pop of prints on the wrong side.
Make waves with these fabrics:
Navy, stripes, and statement buttons are all staples of the sailor silhouette. Alessandra Rich displays this with poise, pairing a sailor style bodysuit with chunky knit trousers. Gucci’s sailor suit features quilted pants and bold gold accents, while Lela Rose showed high waisted shorts with daisy buttons. Rachel Antonoff’s red jumpsuit is ready for work, and Tommy Hilfiger’s striking striped bodysuit features a lovely collar and deep v neckline.
Step up your sailor styles with these fabrics:
There’s a special stripe that is universally seen as a sea stripe. Well, there are a couple of them but they’re all beachy keen! Alessandra Rich utilizes thick stripes for a swarthy style, while Chalayan uses a pastel blue that’s reminiscent of beach days in the 20s, with those weird little tents and amazing bathing suits for men. Delpozo does something similar with thin red stripes over a blue base, and Oscar de la Renta’s green stripes are striking. Sara Battaglia’s striped wrap coat is perfect for keeping the sun off your back while you head to the beach!
Stick with stripes with these fabrics:
What nautical notions will you be including in your summer wardrobe? I love those sailor silhouettes! Let me know what you think in the comments!