With the latest collections wrapped up at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia and Cruise ’19 unfolding in Europe, we get you a glimpse at the colour palette you’ll be wearing come 2019.
Check out the colour forecast.
Lee Mathew’s breezy, look focused heavily on the dark-light dichotomy. Between maxi dresses in barely-there beige and off-white, and military button-ups in deep green, the medium was neither here nor there. The stand out? The soft buttermilk yellow, is a few shades lighter than its 2018 Gen-Z counterpart.
Sky blues flooded in 2018. Now we are expected to move towards a slightly deeper powder blue. Karla Špetić sent dresses, blazers and shorts down the runway in a powder blue marle, which felt fresh and feminine.
One eye-catching element from Louis Vuitton’s latest show was the soft sage green seen in some of the pleated smocks and fold-detail shorts.
Whites and oyster silvers are predicted to be replaced by oat in 2019. A muted take on linen, this shade is the new neutral. Wear paired with deeper tones like olives, navies or terracottas, or with white and black.
DEEP OLIVE GREEN
This season’s take on—moodier and deeper olive greens so make sure you are not left behind. Albus Lumen’s liquid-silk shift dresses and Camilla and Marc’s leather fringe bandeaus are a trend in the making.
We got to see terracotta emerge as a trend in the colour space this year, 2019 will see it go deeper and slightly browner-more toned, veering towards auburn. Christopher Esber and Thomas Puttick included doses of warm reddish-browns, signalling the shade will see darker days.
One or two shades lighter than Yves Klein Blue, Egyptian blue was a feature on the runways. Prada’s Cruise collection was shot through with blue elements—blazers, miniskirts, hats—while it was a main attraction at the likes of Hansen & Gretel and Pereira Fitzgerald.
This year’s mocha and caramel browns will see a shift towards a deeper tone in 2019. Buzzy label I.AM.GIA focused on a range of chocolate browns, and Christopher Esber closed his show with a covetable sheer-panelled maxi.
Pull up your socks and make sure to shop with these colours in mind