FW19 Fashion Week Trends You Can Buy Now

Now that Fashion Month has drawn to a close, the fashion world takes a collective sigh…after seeing our favorite designers forecasting new trends that won’t hit stores until Fall 2019, we come back to living in our present reality. There is Spring Cleaning to do at home, and in store we are getting exciting new deliveries in for Spring 2019 – it is finally time to “Buy Now, Wear Now”.  A lot of whats forecasted on the runways from New York to Milan for FW19 is a continuation of trends we are seeing arrive in stores right now. Here are some stand out looks that you can Buy Now, Wear Now, and (won’t regret) Later
 

 

Funky Florals

 

Junya Watanabe, Miu Miu, Givenchy

 

Yes, florals are nothing groundbreaking, but the newest floral trend we are seeing is funky, psychedelic florals that play off of 70s prints. We love a good throwback moment, and this trend allows us to both look modern and pay homage to the disco days.

 

Get the look:

 

 

 

 

Purple

 

Giambattista Valli, Sies Marjan, Tom Ford 

 

Lavender shades have been hot for quite some time now, but this fashion week we saw purple all across the color spectrum – from pastels to deep eggplant. Looks like you won’t be needing to put those lavender frocks in storage any time soon – and it may be time to lean into the purple craze even further.

 

Get the look:

 

IRO Han Jacket

 

LoveShackFancy Delaney Dress

 

 

 

Animal Print 

 

3.1 Phillip Lim, Anna Sui, R13

 

Animal print is one of our all time favorite trends – it’s playful, its timeless, and it can be dressed up or down. We were hoping that the trend would still be going strong next season, and not only did that wish come true, but it appears to be getting even bigger. In addition to our beloved leopard, we are seeing tons of zebra and snakeskin across a range of pieces from luxe coats to casual accessories.

 

Get the look:

 

Zimmermann Corsage Fluted Playsuit

 

IRO Mess Coat

 

 

 

A Lesson in “Cool” Couple Dressing from One of The OGs

No one epitomizes power couple dressing like the Beckhams, and we are living for the major looks they were serving us in NYC last night. David has the elevated casual look nailed, and Victoria is owning the effortlessly polished vibe as per usual.

 

Here’s how to get the look whether you want to rock it solo or try it his and hers.

For Him:

 

For Her:

The Results Are In: Skinny Jeans Aren’t Going Anywhere

Skinny jeans have been a denim staple for so long now, that some may have retired the silhouette, beloved for its flattering, slimming capabilities and versatility, for vintage 501s and more relaxed cuts. We’ve been keeping an eye out though, and discovered that skinny jeans are still everywhere, they’ve just gotten somewhat of a 2019 makeover. We’re certainly not trading in those skinnies anytime soon, but rather putting a revamped spin on how we style them.

 

Our Favorites:

Here are some of our all-time favorites and best sellers. Ranging from wear-anytime-and-anywhere classics, to newer pieces, like this FRAME pair we can’t get enough of with a flattering velvet tuxedo stripe, and this GRLFRND Karolina skinny which looks like a thrifted vintage pair from afar, but offers all of the clean and slimming benefits of a traditional skinny jean.

 

GRLFRND Karolina High Rise Skinny

Wear it with:

Combat boots

Combat boots never go out of style, but more recently you’ve probably noticed that once you walk below Houston there’s no escaping them. With a semi-recent “revival” of the OG Dr. Martens, and higher end favorites like R13 and RtA making their own high fashion grunge versions of the iconic style, they are officially a necessity, and it just so happens that they pair perfectly with skinny jeans, too. Tuck your skinnies on in and avoid that awkward bunching at the ankle, or style them with a cropped skinny to show off the perfect little ankle gap.

 

 

 

Oversized coats 

This season’s coats are bulkier than ever, and we can’t get enough – especially on a subzero NYC day like today. While we appreciate the bulk and the added warmth, we find that a streamlined skinny jean is a must to offset the volume. 

 

 

Cropped Sweaters

This season we see more and more fashion it-girls ditching their classic crewnecks and cable knits for cropped cardigans quarter zips. These styles allow you to show a hint of skin while also keeping warm, and to have an athleisure moment while also looking perfectly put together. We think this trend pairs best with with high waist skinnies that meet right at the cropped hem of your favorite new sweater.

 

 

 

From the Lower East Side to Paris: Virgil Abloh’s crazy visions for Louis Vuitton Mens FW19

 

The fashion world has bowed to streetwear. The front rows of this week’s Fashion Week in Paris feel more like Hypebeast look books than the traditionally dressy Euro Editors insiders club, featuring more guys than girls wearing crossbody bags with one pop of color or another…but what Blue&Cream trend-spotters are most taking note of is the content of Virgil Abloh’s much anticipated and acclaimed Louis Vuitton A/W 2019 Mens Show Wednesday in the Jardins des Tuileries. Take a close look; the setting is an exact replica of a Lower East Side street corner at Rivingtion street and Orchard , Ghostface Killah (the rapper whose interlude with Raekwon is the origin of the brand name “Blue&Cream”) is playing while the models walk the runway, and the show is started with Blue&Cream’s own OG Lenny “Futura 2000” McGurr throwing up a piece while it’s all happening. Call outs from the show are the tonal head to toe grey looks which are fresh to death for any office worker and the glow in the dark and fiber optic optimized streetwear!

(you don’t want to run into this squad late night on Bowery).

 

 

It’s an unmistakeable nod to everything in Blue&Cream’s DNA. Feels like we are watching this week’s Instagram 10 year challenge with Louis Vuitton 2019 retro’ing Blue&Cream style. Our NYC approach to Street Luxe is Truly Global in 2019, We’ll take it. 😉

ON OUR RADAR: GUCCI GHOST

The dude behind all that Gucci graffiti. “Oooooh yeah, who is that guy!?” you ask. We’ve got answers. The Nova Scotia native, former olympic snowboarder (he ranked 9th in the men’s halfpipe in Salt Lake and rode professionally for the Burton team for 15 years), and husband to musician, Santigold, Trevor Andrew, is the artist behind the graffiti-fied iconic Gucci logo we can’t get enough of (something exciting in the works, stay tuned). But the story of how it all happened is too good not to share.

A few years ago, Andrew was scrambling for a last minute halloween costume idea (been there) when he had the brilliant idea of cutting holes in his Gucci sheets (yeah, artists living in Bed-Stuy have Gucci sheets), and ran around all night in NYC as a “Gucci Ghost”. This inspired him to tag every free surface he could find with his interpretation of the Gucci logo, documenting the process on social media under the hashtag #GucciGhost, which quickly grew a following.  

Gucci’s renowned creative director/genius, Michele, was introduced to Andrew and his work via a mutual friend, and they instantly bonded over their obsession with the very idea of “a brand” and the many opportunities to manipulate, repurpose, and play with brand identity as  art.

This resulted in a series of collaborations including the now favorite slogan “Life is Gucci,” (for those who don’t speak Gucci, this loosely translates to  “life is good”) and series of actual hand-drawn gucci ghosts and G’s on everything from t-shirts to bags.

A dude after our own hearts, Gucci first came on Andrew’s radar when he was 17 and bought a watch with money earned skating because Inspectah Deck was wearing one of the same make on a Wu Tang Clan album cover.

<3 STAY GUCCI <3

AND

Stay tuned for our own take on the trend.