While 2018 was all about laid back style, the rise of dad sneakers and everyday streetwear, this season it’s dedicated to elevated tailoring.
Alexander McQueen, Dior, Gucci and Ermenegildo Zegna, have all offered a fresh take on the classic silhouette for SS19. Kim Jones looked at the couture archives of Christian Dior to deliver fluid suiting that’s less rigid to what we’ve seen before, while Alessandro Michelle in his usual flair suggests that you embellish your blazer to the max.
Alessandro Sartori managed to make undone tailoring look smart, especially if you’re on a hunt for polished attire with just enough casual feel for the summer. The structured tailoring from Sarah Burton at McQueen in just divine, which is expected after her show notes read: ‘Tailoring forms the backbone to this collection.’ She added a bit of drama to the blazers and accented the waistline while keeping the shoulders broad.
A single thread that links all of these collections together, is the designers determination to make smart dressing easy for every day. The seams are relaxed, the fabrics are functional, the cut makes them ideal for wearing separately with the rest of your wardrobe. There’s also a lot of choice, from classic black to pastels, embroidery to embellishment.
You don’t have to wear a three-piece-suit to look sophisticated and feel on top of your style game, but tailoring is essential this season – and yes you can still wear your sneakers.