winter 2017 colour trends

 
  Ulyana Sergeenko Haute Couture A/W '17/'18

Ulyana Sergeenko Haute Couture A/W '17/'18

 

How else would we know what we like if the brilliant designers weren’t there to catwalk it for us? Sure, we’d know, but we wouldn’t be as on point as we are with a little nudge in the right direction coming to us all the way from New York, London, Milan and Paris. We are thrilled that the colors that have and will continue to mark the season are very feminine and charismatic, and the fact that Pantone Color Institute’s fashion color report was yet again used as inspiration and base doesn’t come as a surprise at all.

On a little closer inspection, we’ve caught a range of shades we suspect will be the backbone of our wardrobe this winter, and we’re laying them out for all of you who are thirsty for color as much as we are.

 

Pale Pink

  Valentino Haute Couture   A/W '17/'18

Valentino Haute Couture A/W '17/'18

 

The exuberant pink has already established itself as the inevitable segment of virtually every season and this time around we’re seeing it in more blurred and natural shades. . The pale pink palette is exquisite and very much evocative of vaporous or powdery textures we love in, say, tutu skirts. Although very gentle, the pale pink trend found its way to knitted cardigans and thick coats as much as the light raincoats and sweet satin dresses. Some designers opted for a juxtaposition of hard and soft, combining thick leather with the pink base. Wear a pale pink coat for statement and look like a queen of candy.

 

Grenadine and other shades of red

  Fendi Haute Couture A/W '17/'18

Fendi Haute Couture A/W '17/'18

 

Nothing can compete with an intense red which may be why we have it present at any time of the year. However, winter 2017 fashion shows bring a twist to the red we’re used to, presenting a range of shades that are very unusual. From grenadine to purple and orange (and a lot of cool shades in between), the color got us positively thrown. A red coat? Why not! Find your inspiration in Christian Siriano designs – we kind of liked him the best.

 

Deep Blue

  Chanel Haute Couture A/W '17/'18

Chanel Haute Couture A/W '17/'18

 

Probably the most beautiful color of 2017 winter collections - the deep blue - is very exciting and yet very calming. Intense in variations but keeping its quiet nature intact, any deep blue would serve great for an unrepeatable ensemble. The collections we saw featured this otherwise independent color combined with coral, gold, claret, red purple and plum. Wear your unique deep blue bag to wow at any occasion. A fantastic range of options comes with designer bags by Loewe, so make sure you pick wisely.

 

Spicy Mustard

  Schiaparelli Haute Couture A/W '17/'18

Schiaparelli Haute Couture A/W '17/'18

 

By far one of the most vibrant winter colors we’ve spotted, Spicy Mustard, adds a few exotic touches to whichever outfit you decide to wear. This colour’s zesty feel has nothing to do with a spring/summer-worthy sunny yellow; instead, the color (and its variants) is injected with shimmering rays and spices, giving it a muted feel. Wear a Spicy Mustard maxi turtleneck dress as your favorite statement piece this winter. Hair pulled back or ‘wet’ will look fantastic with the dress.

 

Sharkskin

  Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture A/W '17/'18

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture A/W '17/'18

 

Although we’re used to having grey palette around for practically every winter (one way or the other), this time around there’s an aha moment about it. Sharkskin works fabulously with all other gray shades no matter whether they are muted or bright, on a special occasion piece or an everyday ensemble. Metallics are also there, although not as much as the last year. For the most part, this shade of gray is used in accents. Wear your monochromatic grey combo all out, by either going for an ultra chic two piece for the office or a laid-back wool maxi for a date. Or, opt for timeless trousers like those showcased by Zac Posen – you can’t fail there.

 

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