We wanted to distract ourselves from the cold and get excited for the warmer times ahead. What better way to do so, than with binge watching Spring 2019 fashion shows! Each one of our amazing Buyers selected their favorite runway show for Spring 2019 and now we want to share it with you.
John Galliano, Spring 2019
I absolutely love this collection! The spring line is loosely based on Peter Weir's adaptation of Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay. I haven't read the book yet, but the collection is full of Victorian silhouettes, sheer fabrics & lace, and shades of white & blue. John Galliano's Spring collection is a breath of fresh air and a great transition from the lingering bohemian silhouettes that have saturated the fashion market for so long. This collection gives homage to a simpler time, my favorite being the use of feminine details and school girl silhouettes.
Owner, Leah Zahn
Liam Hodges, Spring 2019
Liam Hodges latest collection uses redneck middle america as a big inspiration. He draws from millennials and their want to be anything but ordinary. Hodges uses very generic ordinary looks in his collection like Hawaiian prints, bowling shirts, ,and loose pleated khakis. I like the way Liam Hodges takes something simple and average that we all can recognize, then uses it in his work in a refreshing new way. Hodges takes “Middle America” styles a step further with his use of layering, print on print, and mixing patterns.
Buyer, Bryan Andrade
GCDS, Spring 2019
Giuliano Calza of GCDS (God Can’t Destroy Street wear) brings our attention to a near dystopian universe void of computers and technology. “We’re a young group here — we’re all under 30 — and I wanted to talk to people our age about the future and get them thinking about plastics, water shortage and the environment. Full sustainability is impossible, and I wanted this show to be a wake-up call,” said Calza. In this imaginative dystopian society we are embracing the utilitarian aspects of clothing including jumpsuits and outerwear with abundant pockets and hefty straps. The collection also includes models wearing eye catching fluorescent neon colors of pink, green, and orange. I love how GCDS melts streetwear with high fashion, making it an anomaly. Some of the silhouettes are simple with a little twist — it is reflected in the pleated skirts and blazers, but they are deconstructed tying in with the show's "Blade Runner" inspired theme. Calza might be anxious of our imminent environmental demise but that doesn’t put a damper on his fun and also wearable collection.
Buyer, SiSi Le
Louis Vuitton, Spring/Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear
Futuristic yet nostalgic, Nicolas Ghesquière created a look and feel that fits with the retro style of the 1980’s that I love. With metallic fabrics and extremely exaggerated silhouettes, the LV SS19 show meshes the past and present. “I felt the need to dig into my obsessions,” Nicolas Ghesquière said about the futuristic aspect in his designs. Ghesquière was inspired by the thin line between virtual reality and social media experiences in relation to real life experiences. He shows this with the high-tech fabrications like molded rubber, space suit sleeves, Memphis Group prints, spacecraft graphics, and the of sculptural dresses in sequin-embroidered mesh.