Orange is the New Black
Designers must be just as obsessed with the hit Netflix show as the rest of us, because orange is back as a fall staple for the Autumn/Winter 2014 season. From causal to couture, Pantone’s bright orange hue 17-1462 is hitting the runways and the streets hard this season. Casual looks range from John Richmond’s graphic sweatshirts and pleated trousers in the hue to Tommy Hilfiger’s orange vest that gives a throwback nod to the ’90s paired with one of his signature plaids. In ready to wear, Antipodium’s Autumn/Winter collection looks polished in the juicy hue with long sleeved shift dresses featuring drop waist pleats, while Daniela Gregis’ 1940s inspired draped midi dress looks fresh and modern with the pop of striking orange. Even in an avant-garde sense, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi showed off orange furs reminiscent of YSL’s popular died furs of the 1960s.
Lucite looks incredibly modern when paired with this trend. From Celine’s faux amber bracelets, Missoni’s suspended yarn Lucite bangle or the paint splattered bangle from Leonard, multiple Lucite bracelets make a bold statement against bright orange. The look can also be toned down with slightly more demure Lucite details, like the floral etching Lucite collar from Miu Miu or Just Cavalli’s transparent tint earrings that still feel modern but are a bit more understated.