Blazing a Red Hot Trail
The latest obsession to hit the catwalks and the stores, has got us seeing red. Literally. In the form of shirts, dresses, trousers to accessories, the new colour has been under some serious fire. Despite its affiliations to your favourite household condiments, the salsa emoji dancer and other aptly colour-coded signifiers, this one colourway took over the reigns of autumnal looks.
Usually the preferred sister of the bright hue, maroon was the colour that oft cropped up for winter looks, but fashion is a daring devil and true, vibrant, bright red had won out this round. The fiery colour isn’t just acting as an accent, its seen in full head-to-toe looks. Fendi showed off a matching all-over red look complete with a long overcoat, knee-high boots, and a matching red purse. Jil Sander and Max Mara also opted for a similar theme, the former sending their models in complimenting top and trousers ensembles whilst the latter also added gloves, coats and shoes to the mix.
The colour made such a fiery mark that Givenchy devoted an entire collection to the colour whilst paying homage to the Riccardo Tisci, the brand’s previous creative director. The line-up of the brand’s iconic and signature silhouettes were all rendered in Givenchy red – a colour that helped the brand define its gothic and romantic aesthetics.
Although this tonal combination may be best suited for the bold and daring, the colour has amalgamated itself in varying hues, perfect for all skin tones. Break into this fall trend by first opting for wearing a few pieces in the shade – a pair of red shoes, a red top, a red jacket – before graduating to the full head-to-toe look. To break it up, opt for mixing lighter and darker tones.