While it wasn’t a season for classics, one classical item kept grounding artisanal collections for Spring 2019, the scarf. Inspiring everything from prints and patterns to closures, the scarf help unite collections from New York to Paris.
Both Riccardo Tisci at Burberry and Natacha Ramsay-Levi at Chloe put a utilitarian spin on scarfs as closures this season, threading them through waistbands at Burberry and attaching them to belts at Chloe. Ramsay-Levi also took full advantage of scarf motifs placing printed patterns on the bias in juxtaposing paisley and floral prints. Same at Oscar de la Renta where Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia gave scarf printed silks an extra flare with fringe and tassels. While Tory Burch grounded her collection in orange block bright scarf patterns. At Loewe, Jonathan Anderson presented dresses that were very explicitly scarf-inspired, chopping up patterns as if the scarves had come loose from the stitching.
Marni took the artisanal route creating dresses out of oversized hand rendered silk scarves while Boss went more geometric with subtle hues.
By comparison the dynamically patterned and often colorful trend leaned more on the neo-classical side of this season providing an anchor of restraint which is why we fully expect it to perform well next spring.