For fall 2018 / winter 2019, the fashion trends are not completely new: I’d say that designers are re-inventing moods that we had seen before (hint: 1980’s!). In this video, I show my trend boards and what’s new this fall season. You can also find the boards on my website:

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Hi everyone, it's Justine. New season, new fashion trends video! If you are new to my channel, welcome. I do this kind of video twice a year, every
spring and every fall. It shows the trends that I see coming for
the season, based on everything that has been shown on all those runways. It doesn’t mean that the looks are wearable
just as they are, so I also weigh in with tips on how to make the trends more real-life
compatible, let's say. I hope that my trend boards will inspire you
and that you will find things that you want to try out that fit you and your style. Let’s go! Every season there is clearly a revival vibe
somewhere. This season it's clearly the eighties. When I think of the eighties, I see loud colors,
padded shoulders, velvet and shiny fabrics at night. The eighties woman had an inverted triangle
torso on super-long legs. Well this time, I feel the revival is a bit
more nuanced and darker, gloomier. You can see wide shoulders, which has been
a constant thing at Balenciaga in the last seasons. But now, it’s also at Givenchy, Marc Jacobs,
more and more at Saint Laurent. It seems like the Balenciaga effect is spreading
across all the different fashion cities. While Saint Laurent stays true to the style
of their house, with lurex threads and jaquards, Balmain is using combined materials to create
something that probably wouldn’t have been possible, technically, 30 years ago. Balenciaga went further: See those hips? There the garment has been molded onto the
body and then covered with fabric. It’s a very new method. Very interesting. The shoulder pads could be lighter, to make
the whole look a bit more office-wearable. But in fact, a wide-shoulder silhouette like
this can really be executed in different styles: in outerwear, jackets, tops, dresses… It's really quite versatile. Now question to you. When you see this board, do you think it feels
modern and reinvented, or it just looks eighties? Second trend: shades of brown. Brown is a neutral. You can use it just like navy blue or black
to really ground a look. And when you combine different shades of brown
with some deep reds and yellows, you can get a beautiful color palette! Chanel went muted, with a very earthy brown…
but then added some shiny fabric underneath, just because it fits so well in that eighties
vibe. Chloé picked a collar that could absolutely
be worn in the movie “American Hustle”… Actually, if you're looking for reference
information for that trend, the movie American Hustle is filled with earthy scenes, and great
color schemes where the clothing is matching the wallpaper, to create a harmony. It's brilliant. Back to the trend board. Fendi went all-in and put the double-F logo,
brown on brown, everywhere. Jacquemus added colorful accents in a more
subtle manner. My favorite looks are the Tod’s looks, these
two. They stayed in one consistent color palette
and made the textures vary. The way Tod's did it is A-league because it
means that you're matching every single piece in the outfit to that mood, so it's not easy
to start with. But an easier way of doing it is the way Jacquemus
did it. You get one central garment that is brown,
and then you add accents of colors with the accessories and the rest around it. For instance, you take brown pants in a brown
that fits your skin tone, your undertone, and then add a patterned top and matching
accessories which you already own. So you only get one new piece, and the rest
is already in your closet. Brown is a color that can exist in warm and
cool versions, so it can really work for everyone. The next trend is not layering; it's overlayering. Layering is something you would naturally
do in winter. (I know I would, because I’m always cold). But here, this season, it's more than that. Accent on “more”. It feels like we need to protect ourselves
against something. Is it subconscious? What happened to trigger this need for more
layers? It is everywhere, on all runways. I could have found twenty more examples to
put on this board. I think the Balenciaga look has at least 6
layers… if I am counting this right. But even at houses like Lemaire or Tory Burch,
which are usually more… I’d say more classic… you see these cocoons
of protection. Notice the detail at Maison Margiela… These sleeves are knitted into a woven jacket. This is high craftsmanship. At Vuitton, you see the most wearable option,
I think: this turtleneck with a top or a dress on top of it, which has super thin spaghetti-like
straps. There are plenty of options to make this combination
work, and make it more or less lightweight, like the turtleneck underneath could be light-knit,
instead of this thicker thing. It could be a skin-toned. flowy, silky blouse, closed here with a ribbon,
or it could be a transparent shirt, since the top covers you already anyways. The next trend would be sophisticated knitwear. I personally love knitwear, and I think it’s
a pity when the runways show only cable-knit and jersey, because there are so many more
ways to knit a yarn into something creative. So this season, I am super happy with what
I am seeing. All the examples on this board are special
developments, designed by the houses and then knitted exactly as they want. There’s nothing standard here. Etro is traditionally an expert in this kind
of fabric, and this look is so them, but still creative and new. The Sacai look is new for me. You can tell that there is some ethnic inspiration,
but the result seems modern and unique – which means that it’s good creative work. It's getting inspiration somewhere, and then
turning it into something new, which is your own interpretation of it. Dior and Prada are completely wearable. I do enjoy the way Prada took a classic knit
pattern and added a super-contemporary logo to it. Prada always tends to mix genres and work
on the perception that we have of what good taste and bad taste are. The look by Christopher Kane is probably embellished
by hand, and it also feels very special. A key accessory this season would be a mid-calf
boot. Originally I called this trend the cowboy
trend, but then I changed my mind, and you will see why. We see some boots that have that center split,
like cowboy boots, in materials with top-stitched patterns on top, like on cowboy boots. Isabel Marant is the queen of that. She consistently shows designs like that on
the feet of the models in her collections. So this winter will clearly be hers. But then the boots are white, or they are
in materials that are not meant for the outdoors. Some are even slouchy and draped around the
leg, really. So they are too delicate to be called cowboy
boots. My favorite one is the Fendi one, which you
see also from the side. The heel is fabulous. Statement jewelry, now more than ever. Massive jewelry, especially when it’s colorful,
or when it's using gemstones, can’t help but attract the eye. It is also great to set bold accents in a
more regular, standard outfit, even if you wouldn’t describe your style as bold. Here are some options. Imagine these smaller and you’ll get what
the fantasy jewelry brands will offer this year. Jewelry is a product category where whatever
comes out in fine jewelry and on runways gets copied by cheaper brands, in more wearable
ways. I also feel like gemstones are getting used
more and more, much more than in previous years, in all sorts of colors. So that will be fun. There are also two trends from last fall which
are still very, very present this year. Red as a dominant color is still broadly used. I wonder if the movie “The Handmaid’s
Tale”, with the red cloak, had an impact on the designers' minds. It did leave a mark in my mind for sure. Originally it was a book, and a great one,
in case you haven't read it. And then plaid patterns, a classical motif
for winter, keep being reinvented in original ways. We’re playing with the size, the colors,
and the textures. If you have clothes that fit in to those categories,
keep them, wear them again. Did these trend boards inspire you? If yes, thumbs up! Thank you so much. If you want to hear and learn more about fashion,
subscribe to this channel: I upload new videos every week, and I try to bring a designer’s
perspective on YouTube. I will also link further videos in the description
for you on trends, previous videos that I've done on that, and also fashion history topics. I will see you next week in a new video, and
until then, take care. Bye!

40 thoughts on “FASHION TRENDS Fall 2018 – Winter 2019 & how to wear them ǀ Justine Leconte

  1. I love the brown. I bought a rust colored sleeveless blouse to wear with olive colored capris, and a flowy caftan with flower print with brown green and cream. Such a stretch from the runway, but a real life outfit I have worn a few times recently.

  2. Hello Justine, I was wondering if you had already made a video on how to choose and select statement necklaces? I really struggle to learn how to accessorize my outfits and I also struggle buying jewelry which isnt gold, or gems…it sounds posh but I just don't like when it looks a bit plasticy…bref je suis pas fan des bijoux fantaisie qui ont l'air cheap…thanks for your help!

  3. The so-called 80’s fashion was really just a throwback to the 1940's. Nothing is now truly "new". All fashion is cyclical and so easy to predict as we move forward. Looking back these past 100 years, I personally love the 1930’s fashion as it produced the most becoming looks for all women. As I see it, the real trend is in how we approach fashion psychologically. People up to about the mid century always dressed impeccably and with elegance and good taste. These past 50 years have seen a sharp decline in these areas. Our casual lifestyle has spawned a generation of people that walk out in public looking like utter slobs. Who would have ever thought that ripped and torn hillbilly clothes would be considered fashionable? That's how my parents, who grew up during the Great Depression, dressed but only because they were desperately poor and couldn't afford to buy thread to patch up the holes in their clothes. Have we become so bored and disenchanted with fashion that we resort to such desperate measures? What's next on the horizon for the unthinking, gullible masses? Clothes with dirt stains and grub on them? God help us.

  4. 1. 80s revisited: No. I already have wide shoulders I give structure to jackets that have none, I don't need help!
    2. Browns no: There's a shade of brown that I like, but my goodness the kind of browns in seeing… it all looks so old… And reminds me of thrift stores.. At least people won't have to break the bank to wear this trend, they're all in the thrift stores from the actual 80s.
    3. Layers, No. I don't even layer in winter, my natural inclination is to wear a top then a coat and I'm done, those layers are too busy
    4. Sophisticated knitwear: mmm I'm interested, but most of the examples I don't like, will wait and see how other designers interprete this.
    5. Cowboy boots (EDIT midcalf boots)no. I've never liked them, the only shoe trend I ever like aren't even trends, combat boots and slim ankle boots with straight block heels… EDIT urrgh never! Before I watched your video I'd been seeing the boots in some outfit pictures and I though they were terrible… Especially if it's not the same colour as the trousers… Just cuts off people's length and body proportions
    6. Statement jewelry: interested, without watching your video first, I've seen huge earrings in store and they've been piquing my interest.
    7. Red, Yes, I'm working on one of the accent colours in my wardrobe to be red, excited to see good pieces!

    I thought it was a bit far fetched to say I never follow trends…. But I just realised I don't, the only trend I follow is when the trend is something classic that becomes hot topic… Like the colour red trend. Or plaid…

  5. Could you do a video just on how to wear brown? I love that colour but always struggle to integrate it into my closet. I've been known to put brown and black together (yikes!). Help!

  6. I was like oh this looks like a boring video but then she started talking and everything she said was clean, made sense, and i even learned a few things! I'm now a fan. thank you!

  7. I hate brown clothes and accessories! I hate most browns that is. It’s extremely rare that brow excites me to the extent I want to wear it. Brown is on a spectrum which means some shard ad textures of this colour are capable of redeeming themselves. I’d have to see some of them to really illustrate what I mean.

  8. Everything is so big! I walked around the mall for hours yesterday, unable to find anything for my 5'1, size 2, hourglass frame. 🙁 We need to bring fashion from the '50s back!

  9. I’m no longer exited by trends. Trends are just something to chase after to fill up your empty life with the promise of happiness when acquired. An empty promise.

  10. Enjoy your reviews and wish I could enjoy trends but…Not doing it. Not for me. I hated that boxy look in actual 80's! Bright neon. Baggy. Saggy. On my shape is not good. No, as usual sticking to my classic pinup girl styles. Most shoulder I shall sport will be Lauren Bacall, Rita Haywood but they still nipped waist in 1940's. Once again my hourglass already out?! Lol ah well and my cool tone skin and brown? Hmmm cowboy boots is nice. 🙂 thank you for video.

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