Tuesday, 28 September 2010

The Way To Wear It; Block Colours

As the fashion weeks are running I have been looking at what I hope will be big for next season. There has been a lot of white (seen at Dolce, Peter Pilotto and Preen), a boho look with lots of fringing (Pucci and Roberto Cavalli) and summer blacks (Armani), but I have also noticed that block colouring has been on the catwalk of some of the most influential shows such as Prada.

It's easy to turn to black in the winter but when the sunshine comes out most of us are desperate to get into bright colours. There has been a huge amount of white on the catwalk for next season but it’s the block colouring that has got me most excited. White is very impractical - the dry cleaning bills will be enormous so I am definitely going to stick to the bright colours that have been on the runways. If you want to stay bang on trend then go for orange, blue and green; my favourites! There are so many different tones so stick to one that will flatter your skin tone. If you want to wear orange lay off any orange fake tan, you don't want your face to clash with your clothes!

The Way to Wear It; On The Catwalk
Jil Sander: Amazing modern shapes
Issa: If you're more petite be careful that the colour doesn't swamp you and opt for a fitted dress.
Halston: Go for matching colour trousers and top.. only if you're brave!


Gucci: mix up block colours
The Way To Wear It: Inspiration.
The Darjeeling limited.
The background colours in the film are magnificent. For those of us who are unable to be inspired by the colours of India by going there this is a great film to watch.

Shop The Look; Save
Armade Dress, Reiss, £129, www.selfridges.comBlue Aristocrat Patfor Shoes, KG by Kurt Geiger, £150, www.liberty.co.uk

Pleat pointelle halternect Tunic, £40, Topshop, www.Topshop.com
Wear over a light cotton peg leg Trousers, bangles and some wedges. Team the look with a turban if you're brave.
Shop The Look; Splurge
Sleeveless Knit Dress, Stella MacCartney, £545, www.brownsfashion.com

Aysmmetric Satin Dress, £755, www.netaporter.com
Patent Tote, Yves Saint Laurent, £735, www.selfridges.com
Silk Drape Top, £210, Anglomania, www.harveynichols.com

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