Style is tied up with whimsy and romance this season as oversized bows take over the runway. Bows are big news this season as statement designs bring a sense of majesty to our wardrobes. Heralded by designers such as Miu Miu, Valentino and Céline showcasing dreamy taffeta bows SS19 is set to be a season where you aren’t afraid to wear your style on your sleeve – literally.
SS19 is a season of sunshine as bold and beautiful tailoring struts its way into our wardrobes. Designers such as Escada, Gucci and Boss all seen the brighter side of Fashion Week as they brought a burst of energy to the catwalk. Playful tutti fruity shades bring a fresh vibe to the humble. SS19 is the season you’ll dare to wear orange, red, yellow and teals. Who said suiting up had to be boring?
One year ago Natacha Ramsay-Levi revived the arm cuff in Chloé’s SS18 runway but only now has the trend been adopted by fashion houses such as Saint Laurent & Giambattista Valli. There’s no denying this trend and ROX have the perfect cuffs to help you stay stylishly chic.
ROX Tiki, Orbit & Boho earrings are a few of our favourite things. Making a statement is big on social media and big on the runways of SS19 as Margiela and Balmain adopt the look. So why not go big with your earring choice too? ROX have an abundance of statement earrings that will really set off that summer brunch look.
Sadly for most, Scalextric remains the closest we ever got to chequered-flag glory, but that doesn’t mean those boyhood fantasies still can’t be lived vicariously, by driving a tuned-up, high-octane chronograph – a performance engine for the wrist, still relied-on by every F1 pilot worth their salt.
If there’s one trend to adopt this SS19 it’s the industrial chic vibe of chain jewellery. We are crushing on new as ROX introduces some 1990’s inspired chains. Virgil Abloh has coined the look as it’s seen throughout Off White’s runway. The look lends itself to layering or can hold it’s own worn individually. Take a step back in time and channel your inner 2003 Beyoncé for a fabulously grunge look. If it’s good enough for Beyoncé it’s good enough for us and we are Crazy In Love!
We can’t seem to shake this trend off but we aren’t complaining. In the last few months layering has captured the attention of Instagrammers from around the globe. It’s fair to say layering is not going anywhere this SS19 so don’t hold back. Layering was perfectly done by Paco Robanne & Giambattista Valli this season. More is definitely more, here we stack up our ROX Diamonds to leave an extra sparkle wherever you go.
Our love affair with print is never ending which probably makes this trend seem a little predictable, but stick with us. SS19 will be the season you throw caution to the wind and dare to stand out from the crowd in clashing prints. Forget worrying about matching this season it’s about rocking a clash of colours, patterns and styles. Look to Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Balenciaga for inspiration.
Handiwork goes high end this season as Seventies inspired textured styles take centre stage. Designers including Alexander McQueen, Chloe and Missoni are all embracing intricate detailing to bring a vintage feel to your look this season. Crochet and weaved fabrics play a starring role in creating a chic folk-inspired vibe throughout SS19.
The glamour of war may have worn thin since your days of toy soldiers (well, hopefully) but there’s no less respect for the discipline and endeavours of the military man – and tthe same goes for the rugged timepiece he still relies on, behind enemy lines.
If there’s one lesson that we learned from the SS19 catwalks, it’s to be more beige. An undeniable classic the simple yet striking hue has designers such as Max Mara, Burberry and Balmain going 50 shades of beige. From stony neutral tones to homely oatmeal inspired shades this unassuming trend is one that promises to leave an impression this season.
Since the Sixties, TAG Heuer’s chronographs have been synonymous with the world of motorsport, but never as viscerally as this year’s Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon: the watchmaker’s own high-octane ‘engine’, turbocharged with a whirring tourbillon carriage, has been tuned up with F1’s favourite lightweight material.
The Eighties was an age of excess, it left a fashion aftershock and left the world of style a more open- minded place. While we’re glad to see the back of trends such as parachute and the mullet, we’re thrilled to see washed out jeans are making a comeback. From dresses and pegged trousers to acid washed jackets, fashion houses such as Balenciaga, Alexander Wang and Christian Dior are all turning back time in SS19.
It’s my great pleasure to welcome you to another vibrant SS19 edition of ROX Man. Like last year, somewhat appropriately, I find myself writing this letter on board the annual flight to Basel, Switzerland for what - come to think of it - will be my 15th consecutive March at the watch industry’s biggest event.
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