It is very rare to see such a young brand experience such a fast and meteoric rise as 16Arlington. Thanks to this, the 16Arlington Fall Winter 2019 Collection was one of the most anticipated shows of the day. This London based brand has gained a seemingly instant cult following that includes critics, publications and even the likes of Adut Akech, Edie Campbell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alek Wek, Doutzen Kroes and even, but not surprisingly, Lady Gaga.
What truly sets the brand apart is the theatrical blend of various styles. The collection is a very bold, expressive and abstract one. Its bold versatility makes some looks almost reminiscent of Edina Monsoon from Ab Fab’s look and the other an ode to the glamour queens of the 80s (Such as Dame Joan Collins). The collection did, however, see a lot of trends that have been spotted on the fashion circuit thus far such as the usage of black and white as was seen in collections like Ralph Lauren Spring Summer 2019 Collection. Another major trend that has been prominent from Berlin to New York Fashion Week and also made a big impression on this collection is animal print. A grey oversized jacket suit in the collection also echoed the trend seen in the Louis Vuitton Menswear show.
The 16Arlington Fall Winter 2019 collection is a testament as to why the brand has gained such a strong following so quickly. Even with so many main trends visible the collection is completely fresh and looks like nothing else out there. It borders the line being very fashionable yet cheeky. It remains on trend whilst almost coming across as anti-trend. There is no doubt that the brand’s following, influence and exposure will grow over the coming seasons.