CURRENT TRENDS – RUNWAY TO STREET: THE PANTONE COLORS

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Every season, colour systems powerhouse Pantone release a colour report for the fashion industry. It contains 2 sets of 10 colours, one for women and one for men inspired by everything from books, artisan crafts, photography and retro architecture, to exotic landscapes and the children of rock legends. This season brings out some untypical and somewhat unrealistic colours that are unusual for fall and open up a lot of room for playfulness and artistic expression. We see it represented quite clearly in many of the fun ways designers have put hand painted fabrics and powerful mixes of colour in their shows. This week we’ve chosen to wrap our reader favourite post “Runway to Street” around these colours to give you some expanded insight to how you can mix and match some hot new colours with the most classic of your fall accessories.

First, some colours from this years Pantone map (Black not included).

PANTONE FALL/WINTER 2014

806 C / Purple Orchid / Rhododendron
Vibrant Orange / Black / Cadmium Green
Molten Lava / Blue Saphire / Regatta

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RUNWAY

Then 3 outfits that express what different designers, all at the cutting edge of fashion have chosen to do with these colours. Balenciaga brings a strong, city chic colour combo of Vibrant Orange, Royal Blue and deeper take on Cadmium Green. Peter Pilotto puts forward his skilful patterns in Purple Orchid, Molten Lava and classic black while Alice + Olivia take the fairytale route with patterns in another version of Cadmium Green,  Saphire Blue and Misty Yellow (not represented here).

Balenciaga / Peter Pilotto / Alice & Olivia
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In the last picture we’ve given you 3 ways of using these combinations in every day life, such as to the office or a friday night out. It show’s its not hard to dare some colour and how coats and jackets in colours other than black can be a major investment hit for this season. It also shows a brilliant way of bringing new life to black knits and boots with something as simple as a pair of pink pants or a yellow tank top.

Issa & Burberry / AcneHouse of Holland / Vessos & Elisabeth and James

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 10.13.32Bags: Saint Laurent / Halston Heritage / 3.1 Phillip Lim
Shoes: Saint Laurent / Gianvito Rossi / Rag & Bone
Jewellery: Alexis Bittar
Shearling Gilet: Karl Donoghue

 Happy dressing! RE x

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FASHION WEEK COMBACK

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After wrapping up two of the most hectic weeks of the season, we are happy to come back strong with some amazing content and inspiration.
Before we get into all what London, Milan and Paris had to give us, I wanted to touch on a recent previous post where I put emphasis on the greens of the season.
Since we are all about the editorials and more theatrical concepts I felt eager to channel a more avant garde look with one of my favourite green Acne knit with a mystical black Acne tulle skirt. All inspired by the streets of Paris during the cloudy mornings of fashion week. Happy to be back!10612533_840796399286403_4691657374903081109_n

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CURRENT TRENDS – THE SKATER SKIRT

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THE SKATER SKIRT

The classic a-line skirt also known as the skater skirt is an incredibly versatile piece to have in your closet and has always stayed current on the runway. As you can see in the examples below it’s been present in designer shows 14/15 all over the world through spring, summer, fall and winter, in all fabrics, styled for all kinds of vibes. We’ve taken this ever evolving classic and put together a few super street worthy looks to rock on a night out, to your local music festival or to work. With just the switch of a shoe and a top you can go from sporty chic to the board room without ever losing your style.

RUNWAY

Alex Perry SS15 / Jill Stuart SS14 / Saint Laurent SS14

Runway to Street - Skater Skirt

STREET

Skirt: SANDRO
Marlene Birger / Carven / Isabel Marant Etoile Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 9.32.20 AMAccessories: Alexis Bittar
Bags: Balenciaga / Sandro / Saint Laurent
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi / Riccardo Tisci for Nike / Charlotte Olympia