Spring Summer 2019 Trend: Raffia

Think raffia and you’re dreaming of those cute round Bali bags, pina coladas and endless summers. That right there is what raffia does! It gets us all dreamy about summer *sigh*.

Raffia is big this season and will continue to make way to our wardrobe for spring summer 2019! Once reserved for beaches and vacays, this key embellishment is making “waves” from being the hottest IT bag to being used as perk-me-up pieces on accessories and clothes. It really makes us wonder if raffia is the new pompom for the season!

Here’s our 5 minute takeaway on our Spring Summer 2019 Raffia trend:

Word: Raffia
Season: Spring Summer 2019
Trend: clothing, accessories, trimmings
What: Made from the raffia palm, this environmentally friendly material is earth lovin’ and sustainable.
Fabric: Raffia silk or raffia-blend weaves that have a subtle texture and a whole lot of style. Perfect for pool-side lounge ensembles or summer evening soirees.
Colours: Rich and earthy, natural tan tones and hints of cornflower blue and mellow yellow. Think iced coffee hues and buttercup fields.

Key colours
Snorkel Blue: PANTONE 19-4049 TPG
Iced Coffee: PANTONE 15-1040 TPG
Green Flash: PANTONE 15-0146 TPG
Fiesta: PANTONE 17-1564 TPG
Buttercup: PANTONE 12-0752 TPG
Celosia Orange: PANTONE 17-1360 TPG

Runway: Trim pairings from the Emilio Pucci Resort 2019 collection, trim deets from the column dresses from Schiaparelli and Valentino, fringes and embroidery from Dolce and Gabbana 2013 that’s old but gold (those colourful raffia earrings are back)!

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