Can you believe New York Fashion Week has already come and gone? Though it went by in a whirlwind, the lasting effects of the lavish shows and new trends will stick with us through the winter season. Lots of new trends made their debut in various designer collections, however there were a few that remained pretty consistent across the board. There is one trend in particular I want to talk about that I think will be difficult to get away from once spring is in bloom: marigold yellow.
Marigold Yellow: The NYFW Spring 19 Color Of The Season
Marigold ran rampant in almost all of the heavy hitters’ shows. The golden hue surprisingly flatters most skin tones. Whether you drape yourself in an airy, silk sundress or create a crisp office- friendly look, this statement hue is will make any piece pop. Let’s get to the fun part: how the designers used this color in their collections!
Ethereal and soft with a bit of a rustic vibe played a big role in show stopping looks by Ulla Johnson. Johnson played up the rich, warm hue with a floor length gown enhanced with loose ruffle accents and a deep plunging v-neckline. Metallic silk threads created a subtle floral motif on the fabric, adding texture and dimension. Conversely, Johnson used the same marigold yellow hue to create a structured but still playful look in that of a sleeveless button-front belted jumpsuit. The long, wide leg pants created the look of legs-for-days and the matching marigold tee with ruffle detail on the sleeves further accentuated the long and lean look.
In my opinion, the Marc Jacobs collection was impeccable. It was full of pomp and circumstance with pieces piled high with ruffles and flounce. The vibe was very Alice in Wonderland, down the rabbit hole. Over-sized cravats, structured yet soft silk and tulle ruffles spilled out of shirts and sleeve hems like foam and sequins made multiples pieces dance down the runway. It was a truly beautiful production. The 55 look collection wasn’t all elaborate pieces, peppered throughout were some beautifully wearable options that showcased the glowing marigold yellow color trend. The first look of the collection featured a subtle and sexy slip dress with lace trim and barely there straps in a muted marigold. A stark contrast from the first look, the second look was a bold mod-inspired marigold raincoat with rounded collar and oversized buttons.
Honestly, who doesn’t love Christian Siriano? He takes into account all the shapes, sizes and colors of his clientele (and lives by that rule when casting his models) and his designs exude comfort and style perfect for the over 40 woman. The collection was inspired by the Hawaiian Islands. Siriano’s color palette and breezy fabrics paired well in inciting feelings of the island life. His contribution to our marigold yellow trend was nothing short of spectacular, but would we expect anything less from Siriano? My favorite was the sleeveless, tweed pants suit with button front vest. Apart from the impeccable tailoring, the oversized vest pockets trimmed in stiff, black fringe were an unexpected but delightful twist.
This is the first Spring collection headed by Wes Gordon after the departure of the company’s namesake. The collection featured crisp separates in bright colors, perfect for day-to-evening looks. I loved his play on marigold, which was represented throughout the collection in both prints and solids. One of my favorite pieces was a boxy marigold yellow blazer with jeweled embellishments. I would wear it in a heartbeat. Also on my list of favorites was a sweetheart neckline mini dress with off-the-shoulder balloon sleeves. What made this look special was the in-your-face mixed print with black and white polka mixed with large floral print with marigold base.
Pamella Roland is best known for her red carpet gowns and impeccably tailored suiting, all of which were highlighted in her spring collection. Like many of the other high profile designers, our favorite new color trend of the season was representing in a sampling of luscious pieces. Right out of the gate, the first few looks featured the bright hue. My favorite wearable piece in the collection was a bell sleeve, fit and flare floral marigold print jacquard coat. I can see myself pulling that one out of my closet with elation. Another notable piece, was a signature Pamella Roland red carpet gown that showcased a beaded bodice and hem accents in a toned-down marigold hue.
So what do you think of Marigold NYFW Spring 19 color of the season? Will you be wearing it?
– Carmen Turner
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Runway Photos: Vogue.com