To pursue our fight against greyness, I offer you a sneak peek at the Spring/Summer 2011 collections. According to the designers, there will be a rainbow after the rain ! If some prefered the classic black, white, grey and now camel, others have taken risks to awake our wardrobe. Many shows wowed us with amazing bright colors, such as those of PPQ and Costume National. But let's do a rainbow of this spring's colour trends.
|Fendi - Zac Posen|
Leather, feathers and eaters, next season's reds are going to send us all to Hell. The colour of passion is in nearly every show, and fit to both dresses and suits. The most remarkable pieces have been spotted on the catwalks of Acne and Miu Miu. It is married with black for Balmain, a countryside's fantasy for John Galliano, and a fatal woman's weapon for Lanvin.
|Akris - Hermes|
What could be more energizing than orange ? Long avoided, the intense colour is now the symbol of fierceness and catches the eyes of the fashionistas. It is covered of lace for Proenze Schouler, zen for Marni. Also seen on the collections of Sass&Bide, Emilio Pucci and Max Mara. Yes, the very classy Max Mara. I told you, nothing is impossible with orange this season.
|Louis Vuitton - Marc Jacobs|
Some designers, such as Louis Vuitton, have travelled east and brought back yellow pieces of silk to make the sun pale with envy ... It is the most present colour on the catwalks, despise its bad reputation. The world is changing, and now, we are all going to be sunshine ladies, thanks to Albino, Basso&Brooke, Cacharel, Victoria Beckham and their friends. It is a real ray of light in this universe of black color : best evidence is this incredible skirt which illuminate Yohji Yamamoto's dark collection.
|Jean Paul Gaultier - Prada|
The tropics are not sad next season : designers give us exotic clothes which would bring coconut trees and creepers to the cities. This colour is still a bit shy on the collections, but I hope it will developp more because it is definitely my fashion crush ! I have fallen for the outfits of Alexandre Herchcovitch, Kenzo, Erin Fetherston, Gucci and Matthew Williamson. Spread the word : the world will be green.
|Andrew Gn - Yves Saint Laurent|
Another great winner of 2011 : the blue is back. It softens suits, a good example can be seen at Akris, giving a magical twist to the boyish trend. It is a comback to the old colour of jeans, but stretched to feminity. For Viktor&Rolf, it accompanies ethnic prints. Also well-presented by 3.1 Phillip Lim, L.A.M.B. and John Galliano.
|Haider Ackermann - Tracy Reese|
Some have chosen darker tones for their blues. The indigo colour is also a newbie of this spring. The mysterious tone gives a first taste of enchanting nights. It is worn floating around the body, as a princess of the thousand and one nights. Best picks at Zucca, Acne, Rochas, Caroline Herrera and Maison Martin Margiela.
|Isabel Marant - Nanette Lepore|
Last but not least, purple will settle in our cupboards. It brings back the hippies, sparkling at Louis Vuitton, spicy at Ada Zanditon. Not convincing at the first glance, it could be the revelation of the summer, if worn with cute dresses. To make up your mind, see Marc Jacobs' silky princesses and visit Thakoon and Isaac Mizrahi.