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Here's What The Female Team Really Thinks Of The Hottest (And Most Divisive) SS19 Fashion Trends

Yay or nay?
A polished take on bohemia
From left: Chloe, Loewe and Paco Rabanne Fashion writer Keng Yang Shuen (KYS): “I love that there’s been such a strong resurgence of bohemia this season and my favourite interpretation of the trend goes to the highly underrated Julien Dossena of Paco Rabanne, who mixed the house’s signature “futuristic” chain mail so deftly with ethnic staples such as sarongs — all without feeling insulting or derivative.” Fashion editor Imran Jalal (IJ): “A relaxed and laid-back wardrobe + glamorous and beautiful finishes = consider me sold.”   Bike shorts aren't going away
From left: Fendi, Chanel and Stella McCartney IJ: “Have we taken the athleisure trend too far or is this some wry commentary that designers are making on the whole Working Girl-esque wardrobe? Bella Hadid and influencers may have made this look trendy, but I am a staunch believer that bike shorts have only one place in our wardrobes — and that belongs under the gym or workout gear territory.” Digital Content Producer Andrea Sim (AS): “Think about it this way — it’s just a matter of rocking a truncated version of the exercise leggings that egged the rise and rise of athleisure a couple of years ago (thanks, Kendall Jenner). This time though, dress these bike shorts up with a poppin’ blazer (a la Chanel) and you’re good to go. Warning: Be mindful of the camel toe.” Beach attire is the new #slowlife
From left: Chloe, Jacquemus and Chanel KYS: “I really enjoyed the Chanel show — it’s Karl’s lightest collection in recent times — the beach-ready set-up as well as the overall easygoing mood of the clothes. It may not be the most cerebral collection but it’s one that we need right now.” IJ: “The thing about these swimsuits and beach-worthy ensembles are that they’re less Tanjong Beach Club/Zouk Out and more holiday-at-the Aman. What’s not to love about such polished and sophisticated fashion?” Tie-dye goes upscale
From left: Loewe, Prada and Stella McCartney KYS: “Tie-dye typically invokes images of hippies and music festivals but the ones this season feel more well-articulated (thanks Loewe) and well, adult (hi Prada).” AS: “Unlike the tie-dye tee, don’t rock these to Sunday brunch. S/S ‘ 19’s polished, painterly updates are worth saving for after-hours shenanigans.” Veils are the new straw hats
From left: Mary Katrantzou, Erdem and Simone Rocha IJ: “If scarves were F/W ’18’s de facto headgear, then veils are going to be next season’s must-have head cover up. From a stylist’s POV, I’m already visualising so many spread ideas in my head. As a romantic? I’m in love.” AS: “They’re great for theatrical value on the runway and fashion inspiration for brides-to-be, but for the every day? This is purely for the one percenters, unless the brands end up turning out wearable and pared-back iterations.”