OPR – SS19 Trend report by Color Portfolio

Beautiful blonde young woman lying in flowers

Trend 1- In Full Bloom

In Full Bloom celebrates women and everything feminine. Floral patterns are key, from small to large, and soft to bold. This season offers a variety of flower options from romantic to abstract. Floral patterns are featured in head to toe dressing, with fresh takes on vintage wallpaper or kitchen florals.  Fabrics are soft, fluid, and romantic. Georgette, Silk, Lace, Eyelet, transparent fabrics, and simple cottons continue. Dresses and Skirts are key categories. Feminine Blouses and tops continue with an emphasis remaining on sleeves, ruffles, asymmetric hemlines, and bare shoulders. Color features both pastels and bright shades, contrasting with a variety of Whites.

Trend 2- Yacht Club

Yacht Club is a combination of a casual and dress trend, with a touch of a preppy, nautical theme. Apparel is more relaxed. Volume in silhouettes continue. Fabrics concentrate on Cotton, Linen/Linen blends, Seersucker, bubble textures, and ribbing details. Tech fabrics and finishes are also important for bottom weight and outerwear fabrics. Slick, wet, and waxed finishes emerge.  Nautical inspired details and hardware continue. The color palette focuses on key neutrals of White, Navy, Khaki, and Summer Camel mixed with a classic color palette of Red, Yellow, Blue, Royal, and Kelly. One of the most important patterns for Spring/Summer 2019 are Stripes. They appear in tops, bottoms, dresses, and outerwear. Light and dark backgrounds, thick and thin lines, subtle or bold colors. Engineered, placement stripes, or border stripes are up-trending. Color-blocking, windowpane plaids, tartan plaids and madras plaids continue. Novelty patterns emerge such as anchors, and sail boats.

Fireworks, fairground rides, boats and city lights can be seen reflecting from the river during the last night of a music festival on the Isle of Wight, creating a poignant, dramatic and nostalgic moment to remember for a lifetime.

Couple in green on a tropical beach at Maldives

Trend 3-Paradise Found

The Paradise Found trend features vacation apparel; even if you are not actually on vacation.  Cotton, Linen, Linen blend fabrics are highlighted. Canvas, Dobby weaves, and rough knits add texture.  Fabrics remain light in weight to support the volume or relaxation of silhouettes.  This trend is also pattern driven, featuring Hawaiian floral patterns, Batik prints, and botanical patterns (such as Ferns and Palm trees.)  The color palette focuses on the darker shades of summer mixed with darker neutrals. Contrasting brighter colors are used in the prints. There are safari inspired details which appear on tops, and jackets. Pockets are featured but details are clean. Hardware emerges featuring d-rings, zippers, and snaps. Belts return to bottoms, jackets, and dresses.