Fashion Houses Focus on One Colour – And So Should You
We don’t need fashion houses to tell us that red, green and white are the dominating colours of the festive season we are steadily approaching. However, it is rare for us to associate these three colours with anything outside the winter holidays. The powerhouses of the luxury fashion world have reclaimed one of the said colours for the entire season, seeking to give it a new meaning. And thus, today we will talk about the all-red-everything trend.
Having observed the runways of Milan, Paris and London fashion shows, one could easily note that red was the core colour of the biggest fashion houses – which is slightly controversial given the political situation in the US. From the shades of scarlet to haemoglobin, the amount of colour red throughout the major fashion weeks is suggesting this year it will be attributed to neither Santa Claus nor the US elections.
Prada, Gucci and Alexander McQueen were undeniably the leaders when it came to the utilization of the colour we propose to be the hottest in the months to come. Padded winter blazers in the colour of holly berry, crimson overcoats, carmine and scarlet accents in knitwear – fashion houses sent their message loud and clear. This year it is time to adopt the red and see it as a colour of elegance and flattery rather than a commercial attribute of winter festivities.
However, being pretty loud and not as easy to match as neutral tones, red might be a little tricky to adapt. When considering how to incorporate red into your designer wardrobe, first of all, refer to your complexion. While darker skin will be complemented with about any colour or the red spectrum, be it coral or burgundy, those of a fairer complexion should avoid shades that include yellow. Vivid scarlet would be the best bet.
Bringing red into one’s outfit is also a little tricky due to its boldness which isn’t unknown to clash with many other colours. The way to avoid that would be similar to how neon colours were handled during their peak couple of years ago – by keeping red as hero item that is complemented yet muted by more neutral shades such as caramel, grey and beige.
To give you more inspiration on how to get some redness to your wardrobe, as per the suggestion of the biggest fashion houses, we have prepared three outfit ideas.
1. Double red
Although England is in a second lockdown, business suits have not been cancelled. And a business suit in a softer shade of carmine will sure make your return to work scandalous. To keep it tame, tone the designer suit with strong monochromatic accessories which won’t make the outfit too wild yet will emphasize its edge. A black turtleneck under the blazer to keep you warm, teamed up with black ankle boots from Bottega Veneta and a sleek brooch from Oscar de la Renta will sure give you a serious, business-ready look.
2. Make basics not so basic
A padded crimson blazer from Prada is one of the red items you want to keep on for long after the red trend goes for it’s trans-seasonal and ideal for layering. Additionally, it will give a brand new look to everyday essentials. A grey sweater, a pair of chunky boots and a skirt in caramel would never look as effective as they will when complementing a red blazer.
3. No one cancelled Christmas
Despite fashion houses trying to deter the red away from festivities only, it doesn’t mean you should follow the rule. Grab yourself a bold red sweater from Gucci, match with a pair of wide-legged trousers and silver accessories with emeralds or other green stones – voila, Christmas mood created.
2020 became the year of changes and many bold decisions. Incorporating red to your wardrobe may just be one of them.