Brown Thomas Spring/Summer 19′

Nicole Cassidy

As the spring is approaching new lines of clothing are filling the stores. Brown Thomas held their Spring Summer 19 fashion show on the 15thof January. The show was held in the Grafton Street store where over 100 looks were shown by 26 international designers. Pieces came from New York, London, Milan and Paris.

The show displayed a variety of looks, from tailoring to a more relaxed style. There were hints of the 60s, 70s and 80s throughout the different collections. Both men’s and women’s collections featured throughout the show.

The key trends for SS 19 came mainly from the 60s with different feminine floral designs and patterns. The show opened with 12 different looks from Prada and closed with Dior.

Dolce and Gabbana continued to bring their beautiful floral print into the spring summer collection with several flowy feminine dresses. The colour pallets used for these dresses are a combination of pastel pinks with touches of yellow, orange and red. Perfect for day and night wear.

Richard Quinn stood out from all of the other designers with his extravagant dresses. The 29-year-old from London brought two mesmerizing pieces to the show.

The oversized leopard print coat stood out because of its couture style. Both the “leopard print coat” and the “one shoulder tea dress” were two statement pieces of the Brown Thomas SS 19 show.

Another striking piece that stole the show was the red Tull dress from Dolce and Gabanna, different from their go-to looks the red tulle dress is perfect for a wedding, christening, communion or confirmation over the summer months. A timeless piece that really stands out among the crowd.

The Victoria Beckham and Balenciaga collections had stunning tailored pieces. Balenciaga’s tailored black and white gingham blazer paired with black slacks and a black T-shirt is a great look for work or an interview as it is both smart and elegant.

The Victoria Beckham pieces are dressier for the likes of an event as opposed to work. The full-length trousers pieced with the white stripe top and red blazer is another great way to dress for an event for those who don’t like to wear a dress or skirt.

Minimalism was another strong look amongst the SS 19 collection, Jil Sander has a beautiful cream dress paired with a matching cream padded jacket and simple black barely there.

Minimalism is a great look for the spring and summer months. Summer coats were very popular throughout the collections. The popular summer floral pattern was carried through in the coats.

A simple piece that will last forever is always a must have in every wardrobe.

The women’s collections for SS 19 were all very exciting, with no doubt there will be similar pieces and styles brought through the high street over the coming weeks in order to create the look for less.

In the men’s collection, Gucci stood out with their velvet navy and red tracksuit. The tracksuit was paired with a white headband and matching chunky Gucci runners to complete the look.

“Quite a lot of Boho chic, quite a lot of military stroke safari themes for the season ahead. The dress is key and the dress is so so important this season” Said Shelly Corkery, fashion director at Brown Thomas.

Overall the Spring Summer collection 19 in Brown Thomas is very elegant and feminine whilst being diverse and having something for everyone.

Fashion shows and collections like this can be great inspiration for recreating a look on a student budget.  All of the pieces from the spring-summer collections can be found on the Brown Thomas website.

Nicole Cassidy

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