2018 has been a great year when we talk about fashion. The designers actually lived up to the expectations of fashion lovers and we also happened to see a plethora of fashion opinions. Almost the whole year was dominated by Velvet. Minimalist fashion and denim-on-denim were in fad throughout the year. So we got to see many new fashion trends in 2019.
Jaspreet Chandok, Vice-President and Head of fashion, IMG Reliance said that there’s investor interest in scaling up designer brands and more investment is expected. Retail, too, continues to focus on branded clothing and fashion to keep up with the trend. ECommerce & Instagram will help young designer scale up their businesses faster.
According to Pinterest men’s top searches would be watches, light-wash denim, and corduroy, while statement trainers, bamboo-structured handbags, as well as sustainable fashion trends 2019, would continue to interest women. According to fashion experts, some of your favourite fashion trends in 2019 would continue but would be reinvented in innovative ways. Let’s take a look at what our expert sources have to predict.
Khadi is Couture
Fashion entrepreneur, Prasad Bidapa, says that the biggest designers have rediscovered the beauty of our heritage fabrics and everyone —famous designers from Rohit Bal to Abraham & Thakore —all will follow suit. Khadi’s will rule everywhere this year from rough spun to mulmul.
The New version of Indigo
Indigo has been used everywhere from traditional Jaipur block prints to modern designs as if India had Indigo as a national colour. This year, a greener version of indigo would be introduced with a pinch of turmeric.
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Indian Accent-new fad
Traditional crafts integrating with retail brands such as Raymonds and Wills Lifestyle are doing extremely well on international luxury fashion websites. Brands like Fendi investing in India to source crafts makes wearing Indian accents even more trendy in 2019.
By adding the indigenous touch of Indian art and craft like the use of Jaipur Blue Pottery by Vidhi Singhania while Sabyasachi, Swati & Sunaina and Sanjay Garg of Raw Mango engaged with the Banarasi and the art of zari, more such inspirations are expected to be seen in the latest fashion trend in 2019.
Combination of Black, White & Grey
These sophisticated neutral colors were used in the collections of many renowned designers like Abraham & Thakore to Rajesh Pratap Singh & Shahab Durazo.
The Sari is the New LBD
With the utter disregard for Saris by trendy young ladies where Blue jeans and churidars replaced petticoats; skinny stretch tees or bikini bras replaced cholis and hemlines floated well above traditional lengths, there will be a new wave in 2019 where the centre stage will be taken over by sari.
Curation is Key
Samyukta Nair, founder of Clove, a Mumbai-based multi-store brand says that buyers are more interested in variety in a retail experience than just making a simple purchase of a single product, “There is a focus on curating and creating a heightened level of engagement.” Clothing retail store wouldn’t stand competition if it sells only clothing stuff. Making it an all-round experience for fashion lovers is the key.
Groups of consumers have developed a specific taste as per the evolving retail environment. Customized targeting and offering to these groups or tribes are seen to be essential.
Designer Will Multitask
Designer Manish Malhotra is of the opinion that designers will do multitasking and Collaborations will be more widespread. “Dipping your fingers in many pies is here to stay, given the quick evolution of the world and its consumption of art, design and fashion,”
This year will be filled with sophisticated pastels or neutral pastels like pale pink, ivories, ecru and silvers, and greys and champagnes. Sophie Turner wearing Louis Vuitton pale pink dress to Emmy Awards 2019 stunned everybody already set an example for the entry of this colour in the world of fashion this year.
Stop Being Straight
There’s nothing straight this summer 2019. Designer Ritu Kumar says mean more handkerchief hems, floaty hemlines, and feminine cuts.
Sharp tailoring with sleekness will be the new fashion trend. Puneet Mangla, the co-founder of Perona, says, “As consumers make more thoughtful and mindful purchases, they will seek quality over quantity. Price matters, but it will not be the only differentiator, as it once was.”
Gender Neutral fashion
One of the biggest new fashion trends is expected to be gender-neutral fashion. Louis Vuitton, Valentino, and others have also begun designing gender-free fashion wear. Anders Christian Madsen, the Vogue fashion critic, feels 2019 is going to “revolutionise the way we see and wear clothes.”
You need not wear a fancy dress to pull off the ultra-feminine vibe. The style expert said by simply incorporating little details, like the aforementioned florals and ruffles, into your shoes or accessories, you’ll be able to “give your outfit a fresh look” for the 2019 year.
High –shine fabric
In 2018 New York and Milan Fashion Week, Tom Ford, Moschino, and Gucci embraced this fun trend. A lot of “metallic foil fabric” along with “high-shine materials” and “holographic” designs throughout 2019 is expected to be in use.
Tons of Fun colours
With bold to dusty blues, dark greens, and even buttery yellows hitting the runways, you don’t have to worry about any uninteresting year for fashion. With bold to dusty blues, dark greens, and even buttery yellows hitting the runways, you don’t have to worry about 2019 being a washed out and uninteresting year for fashion.
Still having 90s inspired fashion clothes in the wardrobe. With bold to dusty blues, dark greens, and even buttery yellows hitting the runways, you don’t have to worry about 2019 being a washed out and uninteresting year for fashion.
The new fashion trend in 2019 would keep your wardrobe looking fresh and not so season-specific. Get ready to get trendy in the world of fashion.
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