Go ahead! Pick your colour

Go ahead! Pick your colour

Get the low down on all the hippest colours this year, along with tips on how to wear, ‘The colour of the year- Ultraviolet’.

Trends will take two opposed directions: on one side towards a strong, vibrant palette, that recalls fauvist pictures. On the other, towards pastel hues on light and de-structured garments for an ethereal look. All nuances going from lavender to pink will be on trend and will take centre stage on feminine and totally chic ensembles.

Lavender: This colour will dominate the whole summer season. Romantic yet elegant, you can wear it on a masculine suit or a light garment that gets billowy with every step.

Rapture rose: A full, princess-like, intense pink shade. Designers like Marchesa or Prabal Gurung combine it with sheer, light fabrics. 

Sky blue: A fresh colour that evoke a serene sky. It’s great on mid or full-length dresses.

Light green: Green is back also for summer 2018, this time with a delicate and fresh nuance.

Military green: Considered a neutral hue, just like beige, it often ‘breaks’ elegant or sporty looks on military-style pieces. But can be also worn from head to toe by a modern woman who faces the urban jungle every day.

Milk white: A full, warm hue. Nothing to do with optical white, cooler and cyber-like. This shade was spotted on light, natural materials on garments conceived for an exotic journey.

Yellow: The same shade of the tracksuit sported by Uma Thurman in Tarantino’s Kill Bill. A vibrant, energizing tone of yellow. And yellow’s comeback for 2018 is strictly connected to purple, its complementary colour.

Chocolate brown: Brown is back on the runway. Intense and enveloping, it will impossible to resist this shade, just like it’s impossible to resist a chocolate praline.

Tomato red: A totally bold, entrancing hue. Indulge in ample dresses, voluminous cocktail dresses, or sophisticated pajama suits.

Ultraviolet: Pantone announced “Ultra-Violet” as the official 2018 Colour of the Year, a bright, highlighter hue used throughout history to represent political symbolism and associated with the seventh chakra.

How to style it…

1. Add an ultra-violet accessory to your look – like a block heel bootie. Rock them with your favourite jeans or a pretty floral midi dress.
2. Try out an ultra-violet separate – such as a sweater or velvet pants. Keep the rest of your look neutral by pairing them with black or navy.
3. If you love to experiment with colour, try a bold statement coat, dress or jumpsuit. Red, pink and green are all fun colours to pair with this purple hue with and will certainly make a fun fashion statement.