FW19 Collection Details
Brandon Maxwell’s Fall 2019 collection went back to basics with sophisticated, monochromatic ensembles given a modern edge by details and finishings. It began in the fabrics themselves: subdued fringe lined the neck of many garments, and Brandon’s trademark 'B' was cleverly embedded into the leopard print motif. Lock hardware, a major theme this season, closed beautiful vanity caboodles, china-sets, cigarette cases, and belts. In and around the accessories were more objet du desir: the china-set held custom-made malachite plates by L’Objet, while small gold pills, each individually etched with Brandon’s birthday, were strung together to create cigarette case’s strap. Made in collaboration with Kenneth Jay Lane, this season's jewelry consisted of dazzling 'B' earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.
This season’s fabrics amalgamated sophistication with eccentricity. Faille moire, used in mint, ivory, and black, created an elegant glitch effect and was used across blouses, skirts, dresses, belts, and bags. All wardrobe elements were often styled together, monochromatically, for the runway show.
Through structured silhouettes, cinched waists and intentional draping, the FW19 collection evoked armor against physical and spiritual elements. The essence of sportswear was apparent in the details such as exposed zippers to subtle, sewn-in corsetry. Looser, draped pieces either hung loosely or intentionally hugged the body like the open back detail here.