The Highlights Of Spring/Summer 2019 Fashion Shows | Clozette

Another fashion season has come to a close and the Spring/Summer 2019 runways definitely served us some interesting looks that we look forward to sporting in the coming months. But before we unveil the biggest trends that are about to hit the streets, let's do a recap of the notable moments this season. From Wes Gordon's colourful debut at Carolina Herrera to CHANEL's breezy beach runway, here are the highlights from the world's major fashion weeks.

Wes Gordon's first collection at Carolina Herrera

After taking on the role as the global ambassador for her own clothing brand, Carolina Herrera appointed Wes Gordon to take over as the creative director. The Spring/Summer 2019 was Gordon's first-ever collection for the brand, a debut that made its mark through colourful prints and snappy designs. His ability to preserve the elegant aesthetic that the house is known for while at the same time injecting a dose of youthfulness gained an overall positive feedback from critics.

CHANEL hits the beach

You can always count on Karl Lagerfeld to serve us epic runway settings. Last year it was all about breathtaking greeneries and falls. This time, it's a recreation of a beach complete with gushing waters that mimic the sea waves as they reach the shore. To make things more realistic, there were also 'lifeguards' on duty and the models were instructed to walk barefoot for the final rundown as if they were really on the beach.

Hedi Slimane's controversial debut at CELINE

Hedi Slimane's debut at CELINE was widely anticipated and once it finally happened, it caused some controversy with some even comparing Slimane to Trump because of the noticeable lack of diversity in the model casting. Philophiles, which is a term used for fans of Phoebe Philo's previous designs for the brand, were devastated by the complete overhaul of the brand. But some remarked that it's a new era for the heritage brand that we have to embrace. In recent interviews, Slimane clapped back at critics, saying that the remarks have a homophobic and puritanical tone. 

Prabal Gurung celebrates diversity

At NYFW, Prabal Gurung's Spring/Summer 2019 runway proudly celebrated diversity. From his homeland Nepal to the U.S. and India, models from over forty different countries donned Gurung's latest designs which featured colour-blocking and influences from different cultures. It was a sight worth celebrating!

Victoria Beckham turns 10

Victoria Beckham's eponymous brand turns a decade old! The 10th-anniversary collection was presented during London Fashion Week (her first-ever show in LFW) and was characterised as minimalistic and sophisticated with pops of colour. Along with it is a 16-piece capsule collection to mark her brand's milestone, including jewellery pieces with a VB monogram.

Gigi Hadid's wedding dress at Moschino

After releasing quirky perfumes disguised as a cleaning bottle and sending runway models dressed as a bouquet, you'd think that by now Jeremy Scott would have run out of kooky yet strangely awesome ideas. But with Moschino's Spring/Summer 2019 finale, he proved that he still has some tricks up his sleeve. Gigi Hadid in a wedding gown with a trail of butterflies is a vision. It's a wedding idea that we're sure will be recreated by bride-to-be fashionistas.

(Cover photo from: @chanelofficial)

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Not too long ago, miniskirts were all the rage. Think about Paris Hilton's pink pleated skirt or Beyoncé's bedazzled denim mini. Then in a sudden turn of events, tiered peasant skirts with maxi hemlines became very trendy in the latter part of the '00s. As we move on to the '10s, another piece took the spotlight — the midi. The most popular ones are tea length skirts and those with asymmetrical styles. You'll often spot fashionistas pairing them with button-down shirts and spaghetti-strapped tops. But if you're looking for fresh ideas on what to pair with midis, here are some ensembles that you can cop from the #Clozette Community.

With a shirt that features a jewel neckline

Midi Skirt Outfit

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With a loose, striped shirt

Midi Skirt Outfit

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It's undeniable that J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World has made a huge cultural impact. From strong themes of love, sacrifice and battling tyranny, to various characters that are multi-dimensional, inspiring and compelling to read and watch on-screen, her work has truly shaped an entire generation. And now, it's not just the Harry Potter series that fans can refer to as we have also been introduced to a more mature take on the material in the form of the Fantastic Beasts series. 

While Harry Potter leans more on the academic journey of the characters, Fantastic Beasts explores characters who are striving to make it in their chosen career paths and go through more adult situations — making it relatable to fans who have grown and matured alongside the series. There's the lead character Newt Scamander who is a quirky Magizoologist (someone who studies magical creatures), the Muggle Jacob who (spoiler alert!) achieved his dream of opening a bakery at the end of the first FBAWTFT movie, and of course, the Goldstein sisters Porpentina (Tina) and Queenie, skilled witches who joined Scamander's crew later into the film. 

Speaking of the Goldstein sisters, one of the most admirable things about Rowling's writing is her ability to create strong female characters who are not limited by so-called feminine stereotypes. We have Queenie who is more flirty, free-spirited and kind, contrasted by Tina, who is more level-headed, composed, practical and grounded.

Given this, many would probably focus on Queenie's flowy and more feminine style when looking for fashion inspiration. But we feel like our girl Tina should definitely not be left out! 

So whether you're looking for a Tina-inspired working girl outfit or simply here to join us in picturing the elder Goldstein sister as a 2018 career woman, we've got the modern spin to her androgynous and 'girl boss' '20s style down below.

The daily grind

Stylish Corporate Outfit

MAX MARA Marlo double-breasted wool-blend blazer, USD608 (; JW ANDERSON Disc leather and suede shoulder bag, USD2,176 (; CURRENT/ELLIOTT The Des tie-back striped cotton-poplin shirt, USD104 (; ROCHAS Belted cotton-blend wide-leg pants, USD381 (; GUCCI Marmont fringed logo-embellished suede loafers, USD705 (

Tina already has her staples on-point with her white button down, tapered trousers and brogues ensemble, so we decided to tweak it up just a bit for this modernised curation. Adding in some colours and patterns to her look but still retaining her preference for a more muted colour palette, we can totally see Tina rocking a striped poplin button-down and high-waist trousers for a typical day in the office. Swapping out her suitcase with a basic black handbag and her brogues for suede loafers, we figured that even her choice of accessories during this era would channel her practical personality. 

Special meetings

Stylish Corporate Outfit

RACHEL GILBERT Cecilie fluted crepe midi skirt, USD239 (; RAOUL Tie-front embroidered gingham cotton-poplin shirt, USD140 (; ELIZABETH AND JAMES SOLD OUT Gold-plated topaz earrings, USD53 (; ANYA HINDMARCH Multi Stripes patent-leather and vinyl tote, USD1,001 (; STUART WEITZMAN Zsazsa suede platform pumps, USD218 (

Tina works as an Auror for MACUSA (the American version of Harry Potter's Ministry of Magic) so uncomplicated and more versatile outfits fit her style more. But for occasions when she has to meet with the higher-ups to discuss the goings-on related to the most high profile wizard baddies, we definitely believe she'll go for a more crisp and clean look. She would definitely be the type to go for classic pieces like a fluted skirt and basic heels to channel a more elegant and commanding presence, which we are totally here for. The touch of gold earrings is chosen for practicality (and maybe with a bit of insistence from Queenie), given that they are easy-to-wear and not overwhelming but would still add a bit of shine and flare to the whole look.

Coffee run

Stylish Casual Outfit

FOREVER 21 Velvet Bucket Hat, USD7.99 (; HATCH The Waffle merino wool turtleneck sweater, USD525 (; BRUNELLO CUCINELLI Bead-embellished wool, cashmere and silk-blend trousers, USD418 (; BOYY Deon leather belt bag, USD727 (; JOSEPH Templer leather ankle boots, USD335 (

Hey, wizards and witches need their caffeine boost, too! So for Tina's coffee run look, we totally see her choosing something comfortable and easy to move in to make sure that when duty calls — even in the middle of grabbing a cuppa — she can easily switch from casual to ready-to-duel. The tapered trousers and the bucket hat are nods to her '20s look, while the belt bag trend is something that we can totally see her embracing because of its laidback vibe and functionality.

Office party

Office Party Inspiration

PHILIP TREACY Rosette and bow-embellished velvet headpiece, USD1,360 (; MARNI Textured-leather clutch, USD481 (; ALEXANDER WANG Embellished cotton-blend lace mini dress, USD986 (; GIANVITO ROSSI Foley D'Orsay suede platform Mary Jane pumps, USD412 (

The only time we've seen Tina go glam during the first movie was when they infiltrated a speakeasy. But even for that short while, we realised that this girl definitely knows how to work the flapper aesthetic. Given this, we decided to just embrace that vibe for her modernised office party outfit. The beaded and velvet mini-dress with a nice lace trimming topped with a rosette headpiece makes is a great recreation of that look. Tying it together are classic black pumps that will definitely level up the vintage aesthetic we've already seen her pull off. P.S. Don't you think this is just perfect for her chic rounded bob?

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