After seasons of more conceptual fashion, a return to a style code with elegance at its core is shaped the capsules on the runway at Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019-2020. Think late 1970s and early 1980s bourgeois, refined silhouettes with skirt-cum-culottes, blazers, sharply pleated trousers, tailoring and trench coats…the key is creating coherent looks with precise cuts.
The Bougie Behavior trend story, as its name implies embraces the bourgeoisie—but with a new twist.
“Some people are saying the bourgeois look is a throwback and it’s all conservative and it’s prim and proper and I don’t believe that. I don’t think it’s a throwback, I think it’s something moving forward,” Graubard said. “It’s embracing of status symbols for all customers, it’s democratic, it’s influencing streetwear, it’s the whole mashup of Dapper Dan and Harlem meets Gucci.”
Here, the look can be described as well-mannered 70s classics for a new generation, with a key interest in work appropriate clothes.
Colors: The palette, as Graubard calls it, is “the absence of black.” As alternatives, oxblood and dark green deepen the range from Color Atlas by Arcrhoma, and “rust is a key color.”
Fabrics and details: Silky satins and chiffons, intarsia knits, suiting weight fabrics, wide wale corduroys, yarn-dye checks and plaids, pure wool or blends, leather, shearling, fleece.
Prints and patterns: Plaids, logo elements, paisleys and foulards, argyle prints or knits, reptile prints, geos, chain prints, horse & bit motifs, fair isles, animalia, checks and diamonds.
Styles and silhouettes: Bow blouse, printed shirt dresses, narrow flares, bell bottoms, culottes, midi skirt, outerwear cape, tailored coat, turtlenecks. “We’re seeing a lot going on with the yoke,” Graubard said. And, she added, “The coat is the new jacket.”
Denim: “For denim, it’s classic cut denim, an A-line skirt, boot cut jean, a lot of that classic mid-wash blue for denim,” she said.
Accessories: Mid-size handbag, a lot of hardware, keys, horse bits, silk scarf—“We’re having a big scarf moment,” according to Graubard.
Footwear: Block heels, stylish loafers, snake-skin boots, cozy over-the-knee boots. “It’s warm tones for footwear and accessories,” she said.
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