The Top 15 Runway Trends for S/S 2019

Just as you were all getting comfortable with your winter wardrobes and rediscovering the art of layering, the close of 2018 has got some of us thinking about our 2019 wardrobe. From bike shorts with blazers to head-to-toe bleached denim and scuba materials, these are the top runway trends from the S/S 2019 fashion weeks.

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There is a reason why Pantone announced it the color of the year 2019.

California on your mind? Then go for all that zesty tie dye and those endless wetsuits.

Lace sliced and diced, that is what the new season is about.

70’s crochet, fishnet fabrics and beaded macramé, a crafty theme swept through the summer collections.

The easiest way to energise your wardrobe? Take your tailoring in vibrant citrusy shades.

Decorate your looks with a supersized bow and take the streets with more fanfare than a trumpet.

One trend from the ’90s that I was convinced I would never see again… sorry, my fault! Cycling shorts are back!

Very beautiful! The designers used pleating to create a truly haute-couture silhouette.

It is a fact, the Eighties just won’t go away. This season, it is the acid wash denim that caught my eye.

My ‘it’ item of the season! An all-in-one suit is now your go-to wardrobe solution.

Next season’s partywear diktat is as frou-frou as they come: just add feathers and fringe.

Classy polka dots the transparent way, good girls gone bad!

Live up to the era of the hippie! Rock star and bohemian touches are still found everywhere.

This summer, you’re not fully dressed without a head piece that becomes part of your floral explosions. Wall flowers need not apply.

Have sequins ever ‘not’ been on trend? Perhaps not, but they were so prevalent at the S/S 2019 shows that we can’t ignore them. Personally speaking, I love the take of these designers above that love to work in general with the sparkling fabric. Those looks seem fresh and modern.

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

My Look: At the Montblanc Charity Brunch

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This was my outfit that I wore to the Pre-Oscar Charity Brunch hosted by Montblanc and UNICEF to celebrate the launch of their new ‘Signature For Good 2013‘ initiative with special guest Hilary Swank at Hotel Bel-Air Saturday morning.

Of course, the sun was shining in Los Angeles but temperatures were quite chilly so that I was very thankful to have brought something warm.

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My look: Pale pink mink fur coat with flower intarsia, black satin bag with floral embellishments, both by Prada,dress with leather and lace appliquébow-embellished patent-leather pumps, both by Saint Laurent, 4810 hoop earrings in pink gold with diamonds, Princess Grace de Monaco limited edition (8 pieces) watch, both by Montblanc.

Stay tuned for the upcoming post of the brunch…

LoL, Sandra

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Montblanc_Brunch_Closeup_ShoesPhotos: © Sandra Bauknecht,
Photos of me (collage): © Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Montblanc

Miu Miu Ad Campaign S/S 2012

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The new Miu Miu S/S 2012 advertising campaign, shot by David Sims, stars actress Mia Wasikowska.

A young woman plays different feminine characters and diverse personalities; taking inspiration from classic portraiture, David Sims leaves atmosphere and attitudes in a haze of undefined suspension.

Diverse eras and diverse inspirations are reassembled in the Miu Miu S/S 2012 collection. Following a party leitmotif, the Eighteenth century and the Fifties, lace, bows, patchwork and cameos mix and match in a visual collage charged with great evocative power.

I like very much and you?

LoL, Sandra

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Top Trend S/S 2011: YSL Mood

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On the S/S 2011 runways, there was an Yves Saint Laurent mood in the air. Many designers got inspired by the late master of colour and the father of the trouser suit.

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The reason for this was probably the beautiful first posthumous retrospective of Yves Saint Laurent’s career with an exhibition of over 300 garments that took place last year at the Petit Palais museum in Paris. On display were his creations from his debut at Dior in 1958 up to the sumptuous evening dresses of 2002.

In 40 years of being a fashion designer, YSL revolutionized the female wardrobe by borrowing the tuxedo, the trouser suit and the safari jacket from men’s clothing in order to dress women, thereby transferring the symbols of power from one sex to another.

In 1961 Yves Saint Laurent decided to create his couture house. Just under 50 years ago, in January 1962, at the age of 26, he created a cultural shockwave by opening his first haute couture show with a caban jacket and trouser ensemble directly inspired by a fisherman’s pea coat.

The era in particular that was referenced for S/S 2011 was the 1970’s when Saint Laurent spent a tremendous amount of time at his second home in Marakkesh in his beautiful Majorelle botanical gardens. While being there he was greatly influenced by traditional Morrocan dressing and the gardens. His ashes were scattered there when he died in 2008.

I am in love with all those collections that are paying tribute to one of the greatest fashion designers of the 20th century and took the runways by storm. Therefore I put some collages for you together. I included photos of the exhibition of his previous creations to demonstrate the versatile references.

Enjoy this feast for the eyes.

LoL, Sandra

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Kids and the City

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Bracelets, preferably many different ones worn together, are absolute must-haves. Celebs like Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Ritchie do not leave the house without being heavily armed. If you dream of stacking it like the stars, visit Nina and her Kids and the City shop. The charming mother of two sells a huge variety of those It-pieces.

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Bracelet "Biscuit" CHF 79.-

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Kids CHF 69.-

Charm Bracelets, CHF 79.-

Charm Bracelets, CHF 79.-



Elastic Bracelets, CHF 79.- each

Elastic Bracelets, CHF 79.- each









Sautoir "Biscuit" CHF 235.-

Sautoir "Biscuit" CHF 235.-


Sautoir "Medailles", from CHF 400.-

Sautoir "Medailles", from CHF 400.-







If you are looking for the perfect little special gift, Kids and the City is definitely the place to go. Most pieces can be personalized like the engraved medals “sautoirs” , passport covers or hand painted Swedish clogs for Mums and their little ones. I love to order my gifts for newborn babies at Nina`s.


Clogs

Clogs, CHF 115.-/160.-

Personalized Bags

Personalized Bags, CHF 59.-









Necklace, CHF 95.- per engraved pendant

Necklace, CHF 95.- per engraved pendant

Bows, small CHF 8.-, big CHF 10.-, Headpiece CHF 10.-

Bows, CHF 8.-/10.-, Hairpieces CHF 10.-









Scarfs by TANK, CHF 510.-

Scarfs by TANK, CHF 510.-

Personalized Baby Cushions

Personalized Baby Cushions, CHF 75.-









Passport Covers, CHF 54.-

Passport Covers, CHF 54.-

If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact Nina at or +41 79 7683723. In case you are living in the Zurich area, you are more than welcome to visit her next week on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th of May from 10am – 6pm (or by appointment) as she is having a special “May Shopping Spree” on those days. Her address is Breitackerstr. 4, 8702 Zollikon. See you there!

LoL, Sandra

Photos:© Sandra Bauknecht