September 16, 2008

Tuesday Trends: Orange

As designers showcase their Spring 2009 Ready to Wear collections, one color has really stood out to me. Although it likely won't hit stores en masse until early '09, designers are taking note that this bold, beautiful hue is going to sizzle come Spring.

Tuesday Trends: Orange & Co.
[all runway photos via style.com]

Pink & Orange
Pink & Fuchsia baby girl birth announcement, Anne Klein patent leather heels, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Pink, orange and gold braided choker, Vera Wang orange and white lace invitation, Luella

Orange & White
Oscar de la Renta, Floral peep toes from anthro, Mandarin orange flower party invitation, Rag and Bone (my favourite dress of them all), Orange letterpress koi fish stationery, Chevron stripe dress by Tracey Reese

Burnt Sienna
Prentiss Douthit birth announcement, Monique Lhuillier, Gemma bracelet


Thus far, orange is not a stand alone color for 2009. It is frequently paired with another hue like pinks and fuchsias for a bright pop or white for a cooler feel. Deep oranges like burnt sienna are simply smoldering and are typically accented by natural materials or muted metallics.