"The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness."
…and neither can anyone else, it seems! It doesn’t take much effort to look stylish by taking a visually striking colour-blocked piece and pairing it with simple components. For the more adventurous, it’s fun to make your own look by layering pieces of similarly saturated colour – the brighter and bolder, the better! A few runway looks I like from past, present and future seasons:
Spring/Summer 2011: Gucci (1) and Fendi (2) seemed to be on the same wavelength with cinched waists and saturated colours. Gianfranco Ferre (3) amped up Seventies glam with long, wavy hair, colour blocking and another trend that is still going strong: all-over glitter and shine.
Fall/Winter 2011: Fendi (1 & 2) went more subdued, but still richly hued, while Gucci (4 & 5) went loud and vampy. Brightly coloured pants, as shown by 3.1 Phillip Lim (3), are a current staple in fashion-forward stores. And a perennial favourite of mine, Prada (6), did not shy away from directly opposing colours and added pattern to the mix.
Spring/Summer 2012: BCBG Max Azria (1, 2, 3) showed delightfully breezy dresses with a sporty edge, while Burberry Prorsum’s (4, 5, 6) hues are so rich they could easily extend to a fall wardrobe.