This may be Tomas Maier's last collection for his eponymous label for some time. You see, he has left Bottega Veneta, his home for over a decade, and Kering, the owner of Bottega Veneta and a backer of Maier's eponymous label, has pulled its investment from the latter. So, this beachy collection, full of trendy pieces from tracksuits to graphic accessories and prints, might be the last pieces one can own from Maier until he finds new investors. His retail stores are also closing so it might also be a good time to hit up their inventory sales.

RUNWAY: Tomas Maier SS19

Stella McCartney has had quite a year: she is buying back her business from Kering and becoming independent once again, she helped dress the Duchess of Sussex on her wedding day and Justin Timberlake wore her men's design for his Super Bowl performance. She's not resting on her laurels though, McCartney showcases a sporty SS19 collection with flora patterns, roomy cuts, lightweight tartans, and more, all of it coming together into a modern albeit quirky take on classic menswear staples, like high cut jackets paired with trackpant-like tailoring pants to a billowing trench.

RUNWAY: Stella McCartney SS19

Streetwear has become pervasive throughout menswear and has upended much of the menswear industry which has for a long time subsisted on suiting and the occasional denim offering. However, take Dondup's casual SS19 collection, full of denim, graphic tees and sweatshirts, all the trappings of a millennial's everyday wear.

RUNWAY: Dondup SS19

Tennis is the preferred sport for the upper crust and it's no shock that Philipp Plein used it as the main focus of its SS19 collection for Plein Sport. There were tennis racket printed speedos, cableknit sweaters and a litany of literal references, as one would expect from the German designer.

RUNWAY: Plein Sport SS19

When one thinks of sport utility, images of rugged automobiles tend to be what people picture but at Vien, sport utility is a way of dressing, whether it be in a drab-olive one piece or a multi-bagged look with clashing strips. These were looks that offered movement with their roomy, sometimes boxy, sometimes bulbous silhouettes and gave the collection a decidedly young vibe.


For Spring 2019, Ovadia & Sons offered a surfs up lifestyle of easy and colorful pieces that aimed for utility without losing the label's reputation for cool, rock-infused details. This presented itself in the pattern-ful jackets, statement trainers, and slouchy tracksuits that are all the rage.

RUNWAY: Ovadia & Sons SS19

Simple but well made designs for both sexes are display at Hecho's SS19 presentation, featuring elegant caftans, boxy linen layers in pajama-style and elongated slips that exuded a chic Northern African vibe.

RUNWAY: Hecho SS19

Emily Bode's Spring/Summer 2019 collection was East meets West with influences from subcontinental India in strong focus and juxtaposed with Western sensibilities in the cut of the clothing. The stunning patterns seen on the clothes felt authentic and unique to Bode while a 1950s tailoring aesthetic pervaded the collection. For those fashion-lovers who need a bit of branding, there was some here as well but it felt like an afterthought, one that did not help or advance the brilliant fabrics, patterns and view point of the designer.


Patterns made up a big chunk of Thaddeus O'Neil's Spring/Summer 2019 collection, as did water - whether it was the pool or beach. The roomier cuts of shirts, tees and the boxier cut of the trousers evoked a laid back vibe, lounging by the pool or looking suave at the beach, while the aforementioned patterns, from animalia to abstract, meant that while the wearer wanted an easy, it does not mean blending in.

RUNWAY: Thaddeus O'Neil SS19