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10.07.2018 | Альбина Весина

Autumn-Winter 2018/19: Classic VS street

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The key trend in the autumn-winter 2018/19 season remains the classic theme. Nevertheless, WGSN analysts recommend paying attention to the easy-to-wear wardrobe, which is formed on the basis of an updated basic assortment. They note that the main trends of the season presented at fashion weeks are associated with the influences of the 80s, nostalgic moods and vintage, street culture, as well as eclectic motifs telling about nomads and travelers.




Returning to the 80s and cultivating the classic style remains one of the most important trends of the autumn-winter 2018/19 season. The atmosphere of the decade is created by bright colors, draperies, an accentuated shoulder line that gives volume to jackets and blouses, especially in combination with an emphasis on the waist, sculptural silhouettes of a reconstructed blazer borrowed from men, as well as finishing with crystals, sequins and fringe.


In the autumn-winter collections 2018/19, designers offer modern interpretations of a suit in a men's style. A classic jacket can be complemented with wide-legged or narrow trousers, skirts or dresses. Multilayering is achieved thanks to elongated jackets and tu­­nicknames. According to WGSN research, the popularity of blazers continues to grow, which in the coming season will become a "must have"-a component of the wardrobe.

The concept of the updated classics develops thanks to sculpting, asymmetric cut, the use of draperies and folds, mixing blocks of different materials in one product or image. Associations with the 80s are enhanced by clear, strict lines, which are emphasized by tweed, wool gabardine and twill, as well as the entire palette of gray, cinnamon and black colors. Modern classical style continues to hold the championship, outstripping street fashion and sports style in its influence on trends. WGSN research shows that the sales of suits are growing– this fact reflects consumer preferences.


Femininity and elegance are eternal values. Therefore, kits made up on the basis of basic things, such as, for example, classic elongated coats and pencil skirts, as well as silhouettes that accentuate the waist and only echo the shape of the figure, a good cut, and light ones, do not lose relevance. flowing fabrics and high-quality woolen materials.



Another current trend of the season is a practical wardrobe, built according to the principles of off-season and compatibility of all components.This is manifested in nostalgic images created on the basis of classic basic models, such as voluminous sweaters, knitwear, cardigans, soft shirts, turtlenecks, pencil skirts and oversize coats. With­muffled autumn shades of light beige and camel – the key colors are scorching­ry. Flowing fabrics, simple cut, midi length and emphasis on the shoulder line emphasize the character of the images.




Street culture is enriched with retro accents and femininity. So, skirts and maxi dresses are combined into sets with elongated loose jackets, trimmed with large pockets, zippers, contrasting braid and buckles. Attention is attracted by volumes, as well as bright colors of images and individual models. The character of the street style is manifested thanks to shortened down jackets, oversize jackets in a working style and trousers, complemented by practical details.


To be continued.


Text: Elena Varnina

Photo: brand press services