Now that the world is returning to normal, more than ever, the fashion collections featured some rather bold colors…and this summer’s looks are showing some of the most daring hues yet. Brighten your closet and outlook with these mood-boosting hyper colors that reach across all styles and silhouettes, according to our style reporters Krystal De Lisi and Ellen Mason, founders of THE EDIT ADVISORY.
With Millennial Pink having left the building, we can move onto other vibrant shades of the magnificent color pink. From cotton candy to fuchsia, think pink like never before. It’s the pretty and feminine pick-me-up we all want.
As Seen On: Proenza Schouler, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, as well as Paris and Milan street style.
From sunflower to lemons, yellow is a happy color that perks up any outfit. Head to toe, yellow makes a cheerful statement that invites compliments and second looks. You’ll see.
As Seen On: Prada, COS, Valentino, Vetements, Undercover, Arteprima, and Richard Quinn.
Torq your turq. Turquoise, that is. It’s easily the cheeriest shade of blue in the universe, don’t you think? From Santa Fe to all points beyond, the re-discovered hue is making its mark as the best focus color of any spring ensemble. It’s perfect to accessorize with, too.
As Seen On: Nina Ricci, Giada, Isabel Marant, as well as Copenhagen and Milan street style.
And you thought lime green was a color only a grandmother could love. Freshly picked from the runway trees, this vibrant green says hello, I’m here like no other in the color spectrum.
As Seen On: Versace, Emilio Pucci, MSGM, Shang Xia, David Korma, and Emilia Wickstead.
Another trend that embodies the triumphant return of spring is the use of vibrant, large-scale floral prints. Unlike the muted pastels of previous spring collections, these florals are colorful, oversized, and often kaleidoscopic in nature. Beyond enlarged flowers, unique patterns are created by magnifying a single petal or stem.
Key Details: Head-to-toe looks that make you feel like you are literally wrapped in flora and the occasional fauna. This is not the ditsy floral print made popular by the Cottagecore trend. These are oversized, large-scale bursts of flowers and colors. Garden fauna prints included butterflies and dragonflies, magnifying a single wing to create a unique print.
As Seen On: Chanel, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Cain, and Schiaparelli
Designers celebrated the return of the runway with looks that borrowed from glamrock fashions of the past while retaining a bit of the post-apocalyptic feel that has been prevalent since the pandemic began. With the sequin, the glam comes. From metallic materials to sophisticated metal details, the combination of mixed metal-earth tones and sparkly neutrals create an overall palette that is both grounded and sparkly. Key Details: This trend evokes everything from the big hair, glam rock bands of the 1980s to the supermodel-filled Versace collections of the 1990s. There are also hints of 1970s disco, 1980s punk, and the multi-decade use of fringe. Designers also used a lot of pleating and cutouts in gleaming, sometimes foil-like textiles.
As Seen On: Balmain, Christopher Kane, Givenchy, Lanvin, and Courreges
ULTRA SPORT LUXE
True performance-based, activewear staples are given the fashion treatment with puffed sleeves, refined cutouts, sophisticated colors, color blocking, and retro athletic details. The inspiration for this trend goes well beyond Barre, HIIT, or other gym activities. These collections are based on extreme, ultra-sports, but it is indeed fashion.
Key Details: Look for this trend to be everywhere, but called something different, probably with “core” attached. ActiveCore, PerformanceCore, Peak PerformanceCore, UltraCore, or UltraActiveCore, to name a few. The trend also has fun playing with the extreme juxtaposition of two pieces you would not normally style together. Go beyond denim and pearls and opt for a weatherproof poncho and Louboutin stilettos look.
As Seen On: Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, MSGM, and Nikolaj Storm