Here’s a look at the best colour trends for Pre-Fall, the smaller capsule collection in between September and February fashion weeks.
Let’s begin with Red
It’s not just about red. It’s red top to toe.
Chanel, Givenchy, Giambattista Valli
Chanel start as they mean to go on by doing a red jacket, bag and knee high red boots. Three different reds, one look.
Givenchy are seeing red, matching red sunglasses with a red suit. This would not be too much with red lips, is the basic message.
Reds are textured and ruffled by Rachel Zoe, tassled by Stella McCartney and rouched by Monse.
Rachel Zoe, Monse, Stella McCartney
Want to go deeper? Merlot reds and plums are an in between seasons nod towards winter. Versace’s military trench with matching leather bag and boots does the trick, as does this exquisite wine coloured leather dress by Carolina Herrera.
Carolina Herrera, Just Cavalli, Versace
As you can see here, the Philosophy line by Lorenzo Serafini mixes red ribboned shoes with darker red wine pieces and black tights for the vamper autumn evening wear must buys.
Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini, Ulla Johnson, Dion Lee
Fur, whether it be collars, cuffs or accessories, is also making itself known in almost every colour of the rainbow.
So a good idea for a Pre-Fall outfit, as it looks good against an almost faded tan and warms us up for autumn colours and wilted leaves.
Missoni, Rochas, Issey Miyake
Missoni’s burnt orange jodpers with a black drawstring is a brilliant way to do toned down elegant orange. And, Issey Miyake’s woolen orangey red coat brightens up a tired autumn outfit, ditto Rochas’s beautiful military orange blazer.
Markus Lupfer, Fendi, Preen Line, Creatures of the Wind
Markus Lupfer’s almost luminous bright orange chunky knit jumper screams ‘Aperol Spritz in Sorrento’… in October.
Romantic lady like dresses are worn with furs, seen by Rochas. Their sophisticated floral fabrics look like dressed down Versailles, worn with grey school girl socks and retro red shoes.
Rochas, Gucci, Ulla Johnson
Sheer and chic soft pink is looking so fine, by Red Valentino and over sized floaty pastels by Isola Marras and Alexis Mabille are luxurious.
Red Valentino, I’M Isola Marras, Givenchy
Gucci, Cavalli and Givenchy all team candy pink and bold red together. Cavalli’s pink blazer worn over a sheer black evening dress matched with red boots is the way to do it.
Pucci takes it one step further, working the red shoes and pink dress combo, but adding bright yellow tights to the mix. Making this a Capri sorbet of sorts.
Just Cavalli, Emilio Pucci, Gucci
Pucci’s geometric dress and tawny pink tights will definitely be turning heads and Gucci, not one to shy away from mix and match, is all about a tricolor of pink orange and purple.
Thornton Bregazzi’s long fushcia pink flamboyant dress is made all the more foxy with grungy slashes at the bottom of the dress and black fishnet socks.
Emilio Pucci, Gucci, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
White makes it all alright. Add a romantic cotton ruffle dress to your autumn repertoire, pair it with a black boot, and you are all set.
Co, Marissa Webb, Just Cavalli
Go mellow in yellow. It’s looking good from where we are standing, set against greys and blacks by Fendi.
Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Ulla Johnson
Nudes are happening, as always. Silk nude jumpsuits, lace dresses and over sized nudes are are a hot look for 2017.
Marissa Webb, Stella McCartney, Fendi
Electric blue is in it’s element at the moment. Is there anything better than an understated blue dress with a black belt and bag. Thomas Maier does it to a T with this ensemble.
Tomas Maier, Tome, Emilio Pucci
Have you got the bottle to be bold with green? Pantone have named Greenery Green their colour of the year for 2017. They describe it as a “tangy yellow-green that speaks to our need to explore, experiment and reinvent.”
Amanda Wakeley, Issey Miyake, TSE
Amanda Wakeley dresses it down with casual black trousers, an oversized shirt and baggy green woolen jumper. And, we especially love Issey Miyake’s double green outfit of mix and match olive green with tangy green.
Can’t decide which is your favourite of these ten colours? Doesn’t matter. It’s all about mixing and matching them with an eccentric twist, a bold thread tying the theme together.
Words by Nicola Ferlei-Brown
Published @ 5Fashion Forecast January 2017