In Full Technicolour
In sharp contrast to the neutral tones that have dominated the style conversation, head-to-toe colour is a feast for the eyes. This season, the runways were rife with head-to-toe looks that were instant showstoppers thanks to arresting hues. From coats and suits to dresses and gowns, there was no escaping the call of colour. Influential labels like Valentino, Bottega Veneta and Prada drove home the idea that a bright life can be a chic one too.
For the most modern take, choose your palette wisely. Pulling ahead of the pack are shades of shocking pink, citrus orange, and cobalt blue. Each one, when styled correctly, is striking enough to command sartorial attention.
Easily, hot pink is the shade of the season. Splashed across every fashion item imaginable, there will be no escaping the hold it has on the style world. Lean into its complexion-boosting powers with a deep raspberry cardigan by Crush. Crafted from pure cashmere, it will instantly update your everyday uniform. In a similar vein, Autumn Cashmere’s crewneck sweater and Zadig & Voltaire’s elbow-patch knit combine the coziness of cashmere with a body-skimming silhouette. If your work wardrobe needs a lift, Tagliatore’s bold double-breasted blazer is just the ticket.
Orange has long been associated with luxury (Hermes, anyone?), but it has remained absent from our everyday wardrobes – until now. Resurfacing as a hue-du-jour, it at once captures the warmth and light the season brings. For casual days, Kerri Rosenthal’s patchwork pullover and Autumn Cashmere’s colour block cardigan will become fast favourites. If the dress code calls for an elevated interpretation, Frame’s silk shirt with exaggerated cuffs is a statement-maker.
Ready to take a walk down electric avenue? Fall’s traditionally muted tones have taken a back seat to more playful shades of sky blue, cobalt and teal. Apiece Apart skillfully straddles the line of refined and effortless with a simple wool sweater done up in eye-popping ocean. Meanwhile, Smythe’s bow-bedecked coat adds feminine flair and Equipment’s signature silk blouse dials up the sophistication quotient.