Lee Mathew's breezy, resort-in-a-tropical-location-appropriate separates focused heavily on the dark-light dichotomy. Between maxi dresses in barely-there beige and off-white, and military button-ups in deep green, the medium was neither here nor there. The stand out? This soft buttermilk yellow, a few shades lighter than its 2018 Gen-Z counterpart.
Also seen at: C/MEO and Bianca Spender.
CHRISTOPHER ESBER RESORT '19 (LEFT); KARLA ŠPETIĆ RESORT '19 (MIDDLE); LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE '19 (RIGHT).
After seeing a lot of sky blues in 2018, we'll expect to move towards a slightly deeper powder blue. Karla Špetić sent dresses, blazers and shorts down the runway in a powder blue marle, which felt fresh and feminine.
As seen at: Christopher Esber, Louis Vuitton.
LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE '19 (LEFT); CAMILLA AND MARC RESORT '19 (MIDDLE); LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE '19 (RIGHT).
One of the most eye-catching elements from Louis Vuitton's latest show (aside from the flaming red roses painted onto the foreheads of the models) was the soft sage green seen in some of the pleated smocks and fold-detail shorts.
Also seen at: Camilla and Marc.
CHRISTOPHER ESBER RESORT '19 (LEFT); ANNA QUAN RESORT '19 (MIDDLE); CHRISTIAN DIOR CRUISE '19 (RIGHT).
Clear out your crisp whites and oyster silvers, we're predicting 2019 will be all about oat. A muted take on linen, this shade is the new neutral. Wear paired with deeper tones like olives, navies or terracottas, or with white and black.
Also seen at: Dior, Christopher Esber, Anna Quan.
DEEP OLIVE GREEN
CAMILLA AND MARC RESORT '19 (LEFT); ALBUS LUMEN RESORT '19 (MIDDLE); LEE MATHEWS RESORT '19 (RIGHT).
We've always had an affinity for the wearable olive green, but this season's take—moodier and deeper—hits all the marks for us. Albus Lumen's liquid-silk shift dresses and Camilla and Marc's leather fringe bandeaus are a trend in the making.
Also seen at: Lee Mathews.
CHRISTOPHER ESBER RESORT '19 (LEFT); ALBUS LUMEN RESORT '19 (MIDDLE); THOMAS PUTTICK RESORT '19 (RIGHT).
Although we have already seen terracotta emerge as a trend in the colour space, we're predicting 2019 will see it go deeper and slightly more brown-toned, veering towards auburn. Christopher Esber and Thomas Puttick included doses of warm reddish-browns, signalling the shade will see darker days.
One or two shades lighter than Yves Klein Blue, Egyptian blue was a feature on the runways. Prada's Cruise collection was shot through with blue elements—blazers, miniskirts, hats—while it was a main attraction at the likes of Hansen & Gretel and Pereira Fitzgerald.
This year's mocha and caramel browns will also be shifted towards a deeper tone. Buzzy label I.AM.GIA focused on a range of chocolate browns, and Christopher Esber closed his show with a covetable sheer-panelled maxi.