Spring/Summer 2017 Trend Report: Electro Pop

Brilliant shades catch anyone’s attention, but designers aren’t using colour just to express fun. They’re using it to create lasting intellectual impact
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Blue Period

Art had a torrid love affair with ultramarine: Picasso painted with the hue for four consecutive years; Matisse chose it for his figure cut-outs; and Yves Klein patented the IKB (International Klein Blue) because he loved the colour so much. That particular shade now imprints itself in fashion through a Klein-referencing Céline dress, as a full look (Vetements, Lanvin and Salvatore Ferragamo), or as a powerful focal point (Louis Vuitton).

(From L-R): Salvatore Ferragamo, Vetements, Louis Vuitton, Acne Studios, Céline, Lanvin

Eternal Sunshine

Try the modern way of fighting off bad weather, bad attitude, and bad omens by wearing one of the hottest colours of the season: canary yellow. How to wear this brilliant, invigorating shade that sunshine, bananas and omelette batter are made of: sport it head-to-toe with a leather jacket and, if you dare, a cuckoo rock ‘n’ roll ’do a la the girls at the Haider Ackermann show.

(From L-R): 3.1. Phillip Lim, Salvatore Ferragamo, Mulberry, Dries Van Noten, Moschino, Haider Ackermann

Think Pink

Pink doesn’t always have to signify delicate femininity. Maybe baby pink does, but other stronger shades of it make more provocative statements. Fuchsia does it best and brazenly says “I dare”. On the runways, we saw the boldest, most taunting fuchsia used in sporty silhouettes. Even stealth-wealth brands such as Bottega Veneta and Hermès incorporated the explosive colour into the mix.

(From L-R): Valentino, Issey Miyake, Loewe, Bottega Veneta


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