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Trend report from LFW: colors for Fall Winter 2016-2017

colorsLondon Fashion Week has just ended and we’ve seen a peculiar Victorian influence in almost all the collections, featuring at times slightly gothic suggestions in which dark and strong colors are king. Handbags, jewel coats, embroidered tops and pointy shoes that immediately recall William Shakespeare’s cousins heading to the opening at the Globe Theatre. But mostly strong and deep shades that are perfect to face the cold season. Here are the 5 colors we’ll be wearing next Fall Winter 2016-2017.

Black.
There isn’t much to say, black is always a great answer to any question. Lace, lacework, tulle, velvet, sequins… on the runways we’ve seen it declined in any possible way.  A game of transparencies at Preen by Thorton Bregazzi, worn almost like a tattoo on the inlaid dress by Temperly London. Would you like to opt for a classic? Choose the perfecto jacket, that this season is offered in an unusual version: in wool with fur sleeves for Gareth Pugh; sleeveless and covered in precious brooches for Alexander McQueen.

Dusty Pink.
Forget the baby-related images evoked by this shade. This muted color can be extremely sexy  and even super chic. Try to match with with black; the contrast will be contemporary as for the fur details in the shoes by Shrimps or in the combination of lace + leather of Preen by Thornton Bregazzi.

Green.
Mainly wood green but also grass and blue-green, many are the shades that  graced the accessories, but the tones remain dark. A particularly impactful technique recalls the structure under the dresses: as seen in Burberry Prorsum, Mulberry and Pringle of Scotland, where the white thread outlines the silhouette of dresses and coats.

Purple.
To be possibly chosen in a very dark nuance, slightly austere. An idea? Start with a jacket, aubergine is the new black, as far color combinations.  Have you ever thought of matching it with yellow? If you don’t feel to dare that much, invest in a dress where purple fuses with prints, like the floating dress by Central Saint Martins, clearly recalling a work by Klimt.

Red.
A bold color that doesn’t go unnoticed, in all its shades. Marques Almeida dares with a tone-on-tone, while Mother Of Pearl presents a triumph of dancing flowers and Sophia Webster enchants us with her velvet Mary Janes with heels completely covered by small precious stones.

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