At NYFW: A Pop Of Red
Amid the mellow neutrals at New York Fashion Week, there was a surprising pop of color that dominated designers’ looks. From Monique Lhuillier to Marc Jacobs, this bold red hue proved that crimson isn’t just for the colder months.
Monique Lhuillier showed off what spring shoppers love: a great cocktail dress. In shades of off-white and dusty mauve prints, shapely, knee-length dresses dominated the show. However, Lhuillier surprised onlookers with the occasional red trouser, crimson gown or fiery, feathered skirt. The white-and-red color palette made a strong appearance at the spring show, which typically plays down neutrals and plays up the use of color. Are we looking at a longer winter?
“All the girls wore these long dresses, and after dancing all night, they hitched them up to the waist,” he said.
Shaded by the Mediterranean sun, the jewel-toned pieces were subtle, with a more dusty hue. Red was the predominant color – whether in a satin suit, a sheer caftan or sassy, printed harem pants.
Carolina Herrera, known for her iconic black and white get-up, didn’t stray too far from her comfort zone for the spring 2011 line. However, she brought out some Spanish spice by adding a dabble of red to her collection. Placed between her signature long, black skirts and white, collared shirts, her embroidered red dresses, featuring the images of flying birds, spread their wings on the runway.