Adelaide Basco | Art Director
New York Fashion Week offers the general public a sneak peek into all of the biggest fads for the spring and summer seasons of 2019, and with its conclusion begins the mad rush to try them all on for size. While it is typically not fitting to wear runway clothing day-to-day here at Tulane, here are some tips on how to incorporate the hottest trends from the catwalk into your everyday college outfits.
During this season, think electric and bold yellows, pinks, oranges and greens. Flashy neons from the 80s are back, ruling the runway during this year’s fashion week. Numerous designers employed highlighter color-blocking into their spring and summer collections. Infuse a burst of color into your wardrobe by investing in bright knitted sweaters, dresses and skirts. Sporting this vibrant look will help you make a fashion statement on campus.
Yellow was deemed the color for this S/S season, so stock up. It may just be your solution to adding a pop of fun to your life when you’re feeling stressed. Designers such as Tibi, Kate Spade, Brandon Maxwell, Self-Portrait, Oscar de la Renta and Karen Walker integrated this pastel shade into their lines. Be early to this trend by wearing all things yellow now.
Dig out your old DIY tie-dye T-shirt because this childhood fad has been brought back into style. Top designers Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung, R13, Tanya Taylor, Tome, Collina Strada and Eckhaus Latta have transformed this hippie pattern into a more sophisticated and grown up look. Tie-dye tees, dresses and rompers are the perfect way to bring back a sense of nostalgia and appear fashion-forward. This print is perfect for a casual daily class look.
Crochet took all forms on the runway this year: from tops to rompers to frilly dresses. Go as crazy with crochet as you want, whether you plan on wearing a matching set or just a single piece on a sunny New Orleans day. Ulla Johnson, Carolina Herrera, Jonathan Simkhai and Michael Kors have told us through their collections that we should be wearing crochet.
You don’t have to shop in luxury stores to follow the New York Fashion Week trends. Neons, yellows, tie-dye and crochet can be found anywhere and be worn everywhere.