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SS18 TREND – Paint Box Brights


No other trend awakens the soul more than an intoxicating splash of vibrancy. A sartorial look to brighten up even the most dejected of days, Crayola brights empowered the Spring/Summer 2018 catwalks, showcasing that ‘out there’ hues remain to prevail.

Made up of a predominately primary colour palette, the new season trend is a celebration of joy and confidence that is projected from fashions biggest influencers, which began in New York and followed right through to Paris. The outcome is utterly invigorating, with designers taking bright colours to new heights in artful combinations that saw a dichotomy of clashing and head-to-toe renditions.

The trend is seen to combine accents of the tailored look; another must-have vision that conquered the catwalks. This is best demonstrated as one complete look among those at 3.1 Phillip Lim, with his sharply cut, emerald olive, belted sleeveless coat and equally at Versace, where Donatella’s impeccably poise waist jacket and fluted skirt arrived in a head-to vision in red. Scorching orange’s and alluring purple are similarly fashioned Versace’s colourfully tailored collection that would command the attention of any high-end businesswoman.

The Crayola bright trend equally occupied more nonchalant looks too, such as Aalto’s open split red shirt, Barney the dinosaur extra long and baggy trousers and styled with a shiny, sunshine yellow belt that provided extra pop. MSGM showed us how to brighten up rainy days with a rather roomy pink, orange, and blue trench coat, whilst Agnona’s Christmas red jacket and pea green trouser combination enlightened an otherwise uber relaxed outfit.

Evening options weren’t shy at colourfully coming forward either. Queen of vibrancy, Roksanda, showcased a lavish silk, almost floor-length gown that had large open slits of orange and rose gold and underneath revealed eye-popping sky blue flares. A somewhat retro, discothèque vibe radiated from Acne Studios, with a glossy, metallic electric blue jacket that would scream ‘let’s party’ at any given evening event.

Words by Katie Farley

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