5 Colour Trends From London Fashion Week
As another London Fashion Week draws to a close, we’re almost looking forward to the cold weather that permits us to wrap up in cosy layers on every occasion. Whilst we’ve come to expect chunky knits, tread sole boots and oversized coats in this autumn-winter showcase, nobody was prepared for the variety of colours they were painted in. From fiery reds to pretty pastels, here are the 2022/23 colour trends from Britain’s best-loved designers.
Merlot/ Lava Red
This rich red was by far the most popular with designers like Saul Nash and Eudon Choi making the greatest impact with their solid-colour showstoppers. Even the most muted collections seemed to feature the molten lava shade, whether it was within a printed suit at Vivienne Westwood or on a slim shoulder bag at Stefan Cooke. Not only are these drinkable reds easy to find this season, but they are also incredibly easy to incorporate into an everyday wardrobe. You can always rely on Louboutin’s red-bottomed bags but for those that are feeling a little bolder, give this Palm Angels tracksuit a try.
Spiced yellow in all its forms brought the heat to a usually cold London climate as the likes of Harris Reed and Matty Bovan presented showstopping looks in this forecasted shade. There’s no denying that their ballgowns skirts and pussy-bow shirts are worthy of the bold yellow colouring, but for everyday outfits, it may be best to look at the runways of Stefan Cooke and Alexander McQueen who featured mustard within spray-painted prints and on ruffled belts for men. You can subtly introduce this warm colour into your wardrobe with an Emporio Armani t-shirt or a pair of Isabel Marant socks.
Ah, who doesn’t love this timeless shade, reminding us of Italian vineyards in the frostiest British months? We are not the only fans of this muted green as it seemed like every designer had an olive piece somewhere within their collections. Even Molly Goddard, the reigning queen of ruffles, who usually opts for bold colours chose a deep green to decorate her oversized jumpers, utilitarian dresses and trench coats. The best thing about olive green is its ability to surpass seasonal trends, making it all the more acceptable to treat yourself to statement pieces like this faux fur coat from STAND STUDIO.
This purple with blue undertones came in many shades on London’s catwalks, from pale maxi dresses at Huishang Zhang to dark satin sets at Marques’ Almeida. Sweet and ethereal, the pastel hue did not shout its presence, preferring to compliment silhouettes rather than overpower them. Great examples of this include the short tracksuits at Saul Nash accented with cream as well as the painted jackets at Daniel W. Fletcher. Subtle uses of periwinkle will uplift the heavy outfits we find ourselves in through autumn and winter and these Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers are an easy way to incorporate them.
Where there are scarlet reds, equally seductive oranges are not far behind and this was incredibly clear from the runways of Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood to name a few. From comfy sweat suits to dramatically draped dresses, the typically scary shade felt like something to look forward to next season rather than something to fear. If the Avant-Garde trousers at Preen or the long leathery gloves at Matty Bovan were still too much tangerine for your liking, let the pop of Heron Preston’s label on a logo-embroidered tee or a strappy tank top be your orange accent of choice.
After sifting through the colour trends from London Fashion Week’s finest, it’s safe to say that unapologetic shades are here to stay, and we can’t wait to brighten our wardrobes with them in all their forms from accessories to outerwear. If you’re now impatient for autumn, GIULIO has plenty of current season pieces for you to shop in these five highly anticipated shades.