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We Asked the Top Fashion Industry Pros to Predict the Biggest Trends of 2019

From Glitter Rock to Post-Celine, it’s all here.

In our Winter issue, FASHION editors rounded up the 100 people, products and experiences we think will blow up in 2019. It’s our inaugural Hot 100 Fuse List. From the workouts you’ll be doing, to the new designers and destinations you’ll see on your feed, this is your guide to being in the know this year. From Glitter Rock to Post-Celine Celine, these are the fashion trends you’ll be seeing everywhere in 2019


Balmain Fall 2019. Photography via Imaxtree

45: Glitter Rock

“Glitter-rock films will rule movie theatres and the red carpet. Expect to see flared jeans, fitted tees and blazers (corduroy, denim and brocade) accessorized with eye-popping sunglasses.”

Lisa Tant, styling sales director, Nordstrom Canada

46: Couture Tailoring

“Kim Jones’s debut collection was a standout moment, with its couture tailoring and reinterpreted new silhouettes. Jones also created accessories with Matthew Williams and Yoon Ahn.”

—Joseph Tang, fashion director, Holt Renfrew

John Elliot Spring 2019. Photography via Imaxtree

47: Tie-dye

“Goodbye, flowers. Tie-dye will be the breakout fashion trend. It’s all about L.A. and the ’90s West Coast surfer look from the Golden State we all dream about—with a bit of Jamaica.”

—Richard Simons, co-owner and vice-president of merchandising, Simons

Prada Fall 2018. Photography via Imaxtree

48: Neon

“We are excited about all the pops of neon on the men’s and women’s runways, as seen at Prada. The bold and vibrant shot of colour looks fresh and directional in ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes.”

—Roopal Patel, fashion director, Saks Fifth Avenue

Tibi Fall 2018. Photography via Imaxtree

49: Colour Combos

“It’s all about unique colour combos, like ultra-violet paired with cognac or camel. Look to bright-coloured faux-fur toppers from Tibi or two-tone puffers from R13 for outerwear.”

—Caroline Maguire, fashion director, Shopbop

Gabriella Hearst Fall 2018. Photography via Imaxtree

50: Post-Celine

“With Phoebe Philo gone, customers and retailers will likely move to The Row, Marina Moscone, Gabriela Hearst and newcomer Deveaux, where the minimal yet powerful woman reigns strong.”

—Tyler Franch, fashion director, Hudson’s Bay

Photography by Porus Vimadalal and Prayag Menon

51: Slow Made

“Already known in India, Bodice is a prime example of the beauty of slow fashion. Founder Ruchika Sachdeva melds luxurious handwoven Indian textiles with confident, inventive tailoring to create pieces rich with personality, femininity and global gravitas. With a resume including a Woolmark Prize, a space on The Business of Fashion’s BoF 500 list and profiles in The New York Times as well as the American, Australian and British editions of Vogue, Bodice exemplifies the true potential of the slow fashion industry this year.”

Pahull Bains, Associate Editor, FASHION Magazine

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