Oct 11, 2010

Trend Alert! Postbox Red

A/W fashion can sometimes get depressing with all the muted colours in blacks, greys and navies, so it was fabulous to see my favorite colour red popping up all over A/W 2010 catwalks!

The reds which were seen at Antonio Berardi, DSQUARED2, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney, Armani, Cerrutti and Isabel Marant were vivid rouge coloured hues rather than the typical darker reds you would expect for A/W. Think of shades similar to those of the postboxes, telephone boxes and double decker buses my hometown of London is famous for!

Red pieces at Cerrutti, Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, Armani and Givenchy followed a more tailored cut and minimalist style while the reds at Antonio Berardi and Dolce & Gabbana were in ladylike cuts in rich velvets.

According to the fashion magazines, matchy-matchy fashion and colour blocking is in this season, so for those of you who are brave enough and want to do head-to-toe head you will not be perpetrating a fashion crime!

However, my advice, for normal daytime wear, is to pair a red top or dress with your faithful dark wash jeans or black or grey trousers/leggings/tights and break up a full length red dress/gown with a black or metallic coloured belt.

For pops of red with your abaya, colour coordinate a pair of red heels with a red bag.

Can you do red with camel and nude colours? Yes you can! Team a minimalist style red blouse or tee with this season's camel coloured trousers for a look which is bang on trend.

Also hot this season? Pairing red with gold.

Want to try something new? Do red leopard print a la Dolce & Gabbana and Mulberry.

Finishing touches? Red lipstick and red nails of course!

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