Let’s be honest, 2018 got a lil’ weird. We saw our fair share of interesting (and questionnable) fashion trends that hit the runway and street style scene, and perhaps would prefer to leave them behind. Here, #TeamBuro gets real about the most-talked about trends that made waves during the year and predictions for 2019.
TERRY SAW, editor-in-chief
CAI MEI KHOO, contributing editor
What is the one fashion trend you’re ready to say goodbye to and why.Micro sunnies that just balance on the bridge of your nose without actually doing anything else, because, what’s the point?
And which trend do you hope will take it’s place in 2019?It’s all about sun shielding next season. Look to wraparound styles from Loewe and Stella McCartney, or oversized ones from Dior, Gucci and mega bling ones from Givenchy — style meets function.
RACHEL AU, lifestyle editor
What is the one fashion trend you’re ready to say goodbye to and why. There were some pretty questionable trends we saw in fashion this year but the one has got to be beaded bags. That being said, growing up with them at a time when people would DIY it (is that revealing my age too much?) means I don’t hate them per se, but rather, I don’t see the practicality of them. I like how they look – just not as a wearable trend.
And which trend do you hope will take it’s place? Rainbow, rainbow, and rainbow-but of course, in a tasteful fashion. From Taylor Swift’s full-on rainbow sequin ensembles (one for her Reputation promotional poster and another she wore on her recent tour) to Viktor & Rolf’s gorgeous pastel ombre masterpieces from the Soir Resort 2019 collection, it’s clear that it doesn’t have to look tacky.
JOAN KONG, fashion editor
What is the one fashion trend you’re ready to say goodbye to and why. The straw bag has become the most coveted item this year, and while it’s the perfect piece to carry in our tropical weather all year round, there are just too many of the same designs around, and I’m (more than) ready to say goodbye to them. They’re best left for beach holidays or the markets — Thank U, Next.
And which trend do you hope will take place in 2019?One word: neon. The bright and bold trend has seen a resurgence on the runways this year, but it definitely didn’t blow up as much as I hope—and it should. A neon version of Pantone’s colour of the year for 2019, Living Coral, is the perfect hue to start with, just saying!
WEI YEEN LOH, senior fashion & beauty writer
STEPHANIE BOEY, fashion writer
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