Top 5 apparel trends from pre-fall 2019 runways

Thinking what the heck is a pre-fall season? For the starters, Pre-Fall loosely translates to “summer,” but it’s more like “late spring.” It’s a season for more refined and evolved versions of existing hits from the spring-summer collections and they’re usually great fabrics and silhouettes for year-round wear. The pre-fall collections usually hit the stores between May-July, however, there’s no hard-and-fast rule to this. Some labels, like Valentino, showed their Pre-fall 2019 collections in November 2018 while in December 2018, Chanel staged a Pre-fall 2019 show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The collections defy categorization, offering best styles for summer, and early autumn wear.

With the arrival of summer and new trends, you don’t have to wait long to snag your favorite pieces. Usually, Pre-Fall trends skew towards transitional pieces, bridging the gap between the warmer and colder seasons. Over the years, Pre-fall trends have carved out a niche that is rooted in practicality and versatility. Many gorgeous collections have been presented across the globe by top fashion houses, and some of them have introduced really dramatic trends like baggy dresses over pants and pleated jeans.

Here are five key trends that have emerged for this season and are ready to keep the fashion lover in you, off the seat. Keep scrolling.

Poncho It Up Please

Gucci and Chloé runway shows are here to change your mind about the good old grandma ponchos. Pre-fall 2019 boasts of elegant, unexpected alternatives to your trenchcoats, in the form of ponchos. These cover-up pieces are perfect for the current and next season to come as they’re light enough to be worn in a warm breeze but functional enough to take on the sun. Go, get yourself some ponchos!

THEORY Palomina Wool-Blend Poncho

Shorter than the shortest: Mini dresses

Thinking about your New Year’s Eve dress already? Get ready for super-short, super-tight, and super-ruched party dresses this time. A trend that has been percolating since the ’80s hit leggy stride for Pre-Fall. There were leggy party dresses at Versace, Gucci and Givenchy SS’19 shows and as we enter the final year of the decade, glam-rock should be your vibe! Explore a range of jaw-dropping options from designer labels and get ready to party like it’s 1989!

Plaid and old-school for the new season

Thinking of plaid instantly rings fall and the back-to-school in your head, doesn’t it? This year, plaid has assumed a new and cooler stance – entwined with lace or mashed up with tartans, etc. Fashion power-houses like Prabal Gurung, Thornton Bregazzi, Burberry and MSGM have served up this trend to embrace a back-to-school spirit than with the pre-fall 2019 season.

Puffed sleeves and Ruffle Yoke Collars

Designers have been playing with edgy sleeves proportions since last summer, and it seems the trend will continue through fall 2019. From princess-y puffs to gigantic peasant sleeves, exaggerated arms are coming out on top. At the same time, conservative high necklines and victorian collars with a touch of youthful frills and flutters are being seen too. All this sounds like a reminiscent of a period film, ain’t it? Feminine and classy, we must say!

Take it from the Men

2019 is the year of the suits, period. While single toned pant-suits were trending for SS’19, for pre-fall 2019, menswear-inspired silhouettes or a tucked-and-trim skirt set are on top. Fashion runways added extra details to these suits, like exaggerated shoulders or a coordinated vest. Before fall rolls around, you must invest in a pair or two of a trendy suit!

NILI LOTAN Diana Wool-Blend Blazer