The Fashion Week Palette

Whether it’s pounding the pavements or strutting down the catwalks, sartorial colour is everywhere this Fashion Month and it’s giving us serious inspiration. From rich khakis and soft pinks, to earthy tans and mellow yellows, we explore spring’s staple palettes.


Following autumn’s rich khaki tones, this season sees a playful blending and layering of rich olives; a certified treat for the eyes. Transforming the colour’s association with utility pieces, the streets and runways aimed to soften the look for spring with tonal dressing. Adopt the look with funnel neck dresses, casual trousers and khaki camis with subtle strap details to add interest.


Ranging from iced coffee to burnt orange, tan tones give an outfit that instant luxe appeal. The catwalks saw roll neck shapes and wrap skirts while on the streets, waterfall  shaped outerwear  made the perfect pairing with taupe bodycons. Refresh your wardrobe with longline jumpers, cut-out tops and finish an outfit with polished tan shades on strap detail heels.


Delicate, feminine and effortlessly combined, blush pink provides a variation on Pantone’s colour of 2016. While the streets of Milan saw girly ruffles, the catwalks were exuding playful pinks as Gucci  opted for rich furs with blushed tights. Adopt the spring shade with a rose-toned skirt and roll neck combo, bringing the look into the new season with cold shoulder cuts and leather look textures. Add that retro finish with a patent pair of block heels for a muted, yet warm conclusion to a look.


Adding some much-needed warmth and glow to the sartorial spring, buttercup yellows  are seen setting dresses aglow both on and off the runway.  MSGM took a muted approach to the sunny yellow, pairing it with a high impact bib while the streets told a different story- mustard-like tones sat side-by-side with khaki bombers and olive trainers for a rich palette pairing. A simple wrap top or bright accessory will give your outfit a much-needed glow.


Pantone’s serenity lives up to the name it was given, creating a calm and tranquil palette with a hint to retro styling. London saw baby blue acid washes, while Versace in Milan injected baby blue shades with Wes Anderson-worthy sporting detail.  When it comes to that sweet periwinkle, think matching soft separates and vintage bleached denim for a spring ensemble that will brighten your wardrobe.

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