The neon trend is here to stay, according to the spring/summer 2019 catwalks
The spring/summer 2019 catwalks saw several retro trends re-emerge. There were tie-dye cycling shorts and shoulder padded power suits, but the one eighties trend that there really was no escaping from was neon.
Fluorescent shades have already hit the fashion scene this year, hitting micro-trend status earlier this year largely thanks to the Kardashians. But those of us who thought the in-your-face look was nothing more than a passing Instagram trend are about to be proven wrong. The catwalks of New York, London, Milan and Paris confidently championed lime green, blinding yellow, extra hot pink and flame orange.
Proving that the trend is going to be sticking around for quite some time.
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The catwalks were full of ensembles that either had subtle pops of neon or were beaming head-to-toe creations.
While Blumarine, Natasha Zinko, Jasper Conran and Annakiki all dipped their toes into unmissable day looks, it was House of Holland that served up the biggest dose of inspiration with a collection filled with everything from three-piece tracksuits to casual suits and day dresses.
New York Fashion Week also saw Jeremy Scott put his signature quirky spin on the trend for Moschino, sending cartoon graphics and artsy paint prints down the catwalk.
It was streetwear pro Virgil Abloh, though, who perfectly fused neon hues with streetwear silhouettes for Off-White, adding a trendy snakeskin print that is bound to get even dubious fashionistas onboard.
Designers have even put a sophisticated high fashion spin on neon shades in order to make them evening-appropriate.
Rochas, Emilia Wickstead, Gucci and Versace served up elegant evening gowns in vivid colours – a sure way to stand out from the classic LBD.
Armani championed several evening ensembles in lime green, with an acid green, high shine suit attracting the bulk of the attention.
During London Fashion Week Julien Macdonald put a neon twist on his signature cut-out dresses and Ashish drew upon rave culture by emboldening striking zesty hues with sequins.
Boss It For The Beach
The catwalks gave us a not-so-subtle hint that lime green will become a 2019 summer staple.
Rejina Pyo had everything from lime green linen shirts to coordinating bags and sandals. Meanwhile, Marta Jakubowski offered large lime sun hats and Fendi, a striking neon handbag.
Vacation clothing was also out in force. From semi-transparent beach dresses at Cushnie and Prabal Gurung to Altuzarra and Valentino perfectly mixing fluorescent tones with flower power prints.