AW19 Womenswear Trend Report

As the new season creeps up on us, as do the trends that will be filling up our wardrobes and wish lists. From 80’s influenced party dresses to Scottish argyle knits and checks galore, we’ve taken inspiration from the stand out AW19 womenswear trends spotted throughout fashion month. Take a look at our need to know trend report so you’re fully prepped for the new season.



AW19 Trends to Look Out For:

  • Plaid 
  • Argyle Knits
  • Knitted Dresses
  • Houndstooth & Windowpane Check
  • New Boucle
  • 70’s and 80’s influences
  • Beige
  • Black Suiting
  • Pieced together items 
  • Tunics over dresses
  • Pleats
  • Quilting


Arguably the first thought that comes to mind when channelling autumn chic is knitwear, and AW19 brings us a whole host of cosy knits for style and warmth. The runways were chock-full of argyle knits; a stand-out print for the season and particularly seen at Victoria Beckham, Preen and JW Anderson. Knitted dresses were another regular on the runway taking centre stage at the likes of Givenchy and Chanel.

Layering Tunics

Dressing for colder temperatures and really nailing how to layer your look can be tricky, one AW19 runway trend sure to defeat the uncertainty of dressing for the colder temperatures is the layering of tunics over dresses and pants. A look adopted by Jacquemus, Jill Sander and Givenchy to name a few.


Britain certainly experiences each of the four seasons, consequently the need to invest in outerwear is essential. This season, outerwear is favouring the quilted jacket to keep you protected against the imminent plunging temperatures. Designers such as Balenciaga and Vetements all displayed their quilted outerwear with stand out pops of turquoise and orange. 

Patterns and Prints

A variety of checks including plaid, houndstooth and window pane were all spotted on the runway, bringing some good old British heritage to the season. With traditional plaid check featured on almost all runways, the tartan inspired check was seen in everything from skirts to shirts but mostly in jackets and coats. Chanel, Victoria Beckham, Celine and Chloe were all fans of the chequered look. Quintessentially British in aesthetic houndstooth check and larger window pane checks were spotted at Gucci, Balmain and Tibi.

70’s and 80’s Influences

Two of the most fashionable era’s of the past century, 70’s inspired ready-to-wear pieces and 80’s as evening wear were stand out themes across fashion month. 70’s inspired items including flared trousers, sheepskin trench coats and XL collars in mustard, oranges and browns ran through an abundance of designer collections. Whilst the metallic black and silver structured shoulders and plunging necklines of party dresses at Balmain and SLP gave an obvious nod to the 80’s. 

Pieced Together

A take on the super popular mixed print trend that dominated SS19, the runways of AW19 saw garments that had been pieced together creating interesting textures, layers, shapes and silhouettes. JW Anderson teamed check and black panels against one another on blazers, whilst the juxtaposition of differing pinstripes at McQueen created a distinctive edge to suiting. 


Words by Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Writer and expert