Trend forecasting company Fashion Snoops announced two major womenswear trends for Spring/Summer 2019. The first trend is called “The Valley” and is dominated by plaids and pastels inspired by housewives from the 50s and 60s. The second trend, dubbed “Santa Fe,” pays homage to desert landscapes with dyes, caftans, drapes, knots, fringes and embroidery.
Fashion Snoops will reveal details of two other trends, “Summit” and “Bodhi,” in a Webinar on July 18, 2018.
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This trend depicts a domestic goddess, a former city-dweller now living in the suburbs. The wardrobe is a nod to housewives in the 50s to 60s with midi silhouettes, cheerful pastels, and classic plaids and checks mixed with unexpected accessories.
Fabrics: Cotton jersey, plaid shirting, pleated chiffon
Design Details: Bows, cutouts, mixed media
Patterns & Graphics: Playful plaids, kitschy geometrics, layered petals
Key Items: Camp shirts, pencil skirts, high-waist jeans, pleated skirts, mini skirts, polo shirts, matched sets, bralettes
Accessories & Footwear: Pearl studs, accordion bag, slide sandals, skinny cat-eye shades, canteen bag, scrunchie, wide belt, slingback pumps
The Santa Fe woman seeks refuge in the desert landscape. Brilliant desert colors, vibrant patterns, macro blossoms and horizontal dye effects take center stage, while the silhouettes from maxi skirts, caftans, draped slip dresses and twisted tops exude sensuality. Details such as fringes and embroidery emphasize craftsmanship.
Fabrics: Brushed silk, chiffon, suede
Design Details: Embroidery, knots, fringes
Patterns & Graphics: Horizons, macro blossoms, mirage
Key Items: Slip dresses, maxi skirts, caftan dresses, shirtdresses, puff sleeve blouses, cropped wide leg jeans, Bermuda shorts, twisted tops
Accessories & Footwear: Statement cuff & ring set, mod frames, top handles, wrap-around belt, visor, slip-ons, ankle wrap sandals, slouchy bag