After lots of neutrals for the past few seasons, fashion now is all about colour – and chief among them is the most vibrant of them all: red. Ready to make ’em see scarlet? Read on.
Yves Saint Laurent, Pre-Fall 2010
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Firey shades are back – and it’s about time. Yves Saint Laurent, Michael Kors and Valentino all showed red on their pre-fall runways, while scarlet-hued items of more humble origins have been creeping into the major retail outlets, too.
Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2010
Valentino Pre-Fall 2010
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Before you start digging through your closet for existing flamey items, remember: the new reds aren’t the bluey- or winey-shades of the 1990s – they are bright. Think lipstick, cherry, or – our fave – 1980s sportscar red. The key to working bright red clothes or accessories without looking dated? Pair your scarlet stuff with neutrals or other brights – never other reds. Too matchy-matchy and you’ll like like Nikki in Young and the Restless circa 1993.
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