Move over millennial pink – there’s a far more sexed-up colour vying for your cult must-have status. Head-to-toe red is the stand-out hue across dozens of big name collections this season, with early trend adopters like Gigi and Bella Hadid already rocking scarlet suiting on the street.
Karl Lagerfeld (donning his Fendi design hat) sent Kendall Jenner down its runway in a long red fitted coat, red stiletto boots, red handbag and even giant red hoop earrings. Ditto for models at Givenchy who had two-piece red pants suits over high-neck red mesh top, red stiletto boots and even sequined red gloves and pouch bag. (Subtle, much?)
Giorgio Armani added a dash of black in the form of an astrakhan-look coat, hat and belt, offsetting a two-piece red pants suit with red cross-bar sandals and rose motifs on the bag. Likewise, Commes des Garcon, Prada, The Row, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Jason Wu and Givenchy all had their own take on the same vein.
Another recent fan of colour-blocking in her own wardrobe, Victoria Beckham, had her models wear a simple red shift over a maroon-red knee-high boots. At Max Mara, it was red velvet overcoats over slouchy pants in the same fabric, a paler red roll-knee and darker red heels. Get the drift?
Given it’s been exactly 10 years this month since Valentino Garavani – who loved red so much he named his diffusion line after it – announced his retirement, it’s only fitting it found its way back into wardrobes in such an OTT way this season.
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