For the Métiers d’Art show, Karl Lagerfeld did a chic mash-up of Ancient Egypt and New York. Those famous Chanel tweeds were flecked with lustrous gold and suits were layered over slim, ankle-length sheath dresses of ivory gauze. Pre-Fall 2019 showcased elaborate knits encrusted with paillettes of lapis and gold in imitation of the Egyptian necklaces. The collection was designed to showcase the small miracles wrought by the house’s fournisseurs.
For his SS’19 collection Tom Ford designed skirt suits cinched with corsets, men’s jackets on women cut in silk satin and caped jersey gowns. All of his creations came in black, white, skin-tone hues, and palest lilac.
For Spring Scervino reworked classic men’s outerwear staples with an imaginative flair such as a masculine striped shirt which was worn with a midi ballerina skirt in fluffy tulle. The designer mixed up his textures and materials, too, crafting a trench from featherweight black leather lace, and slipping a sequin-covered sweater under a gray tailored suit.
Anna Molinari’s designs for SS’19 were inspired by streetwear and included distressed denim with patches of floral silk, python-print crop tops and trench coats. Almost all the pieces were layered over neon orange or green Blumarine-branded bicycle shorts and sports bras.