FW19 Collection Details
Brandon Maxwell’s Fall 2019 collection went back to basics while retaining edge, and its sophistication lies in the details –– from the subdued fringe embellishment, to cleverly embedding Brandon’s trademark B into the leopard print motif. Locks, a major theme this season, appeared on everything from caboodles and china sets, to cigarette cases and belts, and are fully functional, unlocking at the code, 000. Inside the china set were beautiful custom-made malachite plates made collaboratively by L’Objet, while gold pill-shaped pieces, each individually etched with Brandon’s birthday, lined the cigarette case’s strap. Made in collaboration with Kenneth Jay Lane, this season's edgy jewelry, consisted of dazzling B's that dropped from earrings, bracelets and chokers that perfectly balanced each outfit’s elegance. The collection’s versatility made all ensembles easily transformable from day appropriate, to nightly chic. Throwing on a belt or cigarette case to a structured sheath or sharply tailored pantsuit allows each garment to be wearable anytime, anywhere. The cigarette bag also goes from a crossbody to a handheld, making it perfect for all occasions.
This season’s fabrics amalgamated sophistication with eccentricity. The faille moire detailing was a common motif throughout the collection, and its elegant yet cool glitch effect makes it appropriate for women of all ages. The bright green heavy charmeuse fabric, which made occasional appearances, had a painting-like drapery effect that hugs the woman’s figure as she walks.
This season's collection also saw a new trend: the rise of sporty-chic. Through structured silhouettes and cinched waists, FW19 is comparable to armor against physical and spiritual elements. The sportiness was further emphasized through another motif present in this collection: the exposed zippers. Meant to evoke a trendy “left open” look, the otherwise effortlessly simple pants, gowns, jackets and tea dresses were elevated into a new realm of modern elegance.
This season’s bold shoe collection embodied a diverse range of color schemes, making it particularly unique from Brandon’s former creations. From blush leopard jacquard to bright rose satin and green printed lurex, this season’s footwear line is the perfect touch to any woman’s outfit.