Trends will take two opposed directions: on one side towards a strong, vibrant palette, that recalls fauvist pictures, on the other towards pastel hues on light and destructured garments, for an ethereal look. All nuances going from lavender to pink will be on trend and will take centre stage on feminine and totally chic ensembles.
Check out the gallery to see an edit of runway looks from New York, London, Milan and Paris, and read everything on the tones to wear and our tips on how to work them.
Lavender: this color will dominate the whole summer season. Romantic yet elegant, you can wear it on a masculine suit or a light garment that gets billowy with every step, see Tibi, Michael Kors Collection.
Purple: Pantone’s 2018 color of the year is Ultra Violet. A color that intrigues with its hybrid, mysterious nature, associated with the seventh chakra, where the human meets the divine. ‘Experiment’ is the word.
Rapture rose: a full, princess-like, intense pink shade. Designers like Marchesa or Prabal Gurung combine it with sheer, light fabrics
Sky blue: a fresh color that evoke a serene sky. It’s great on mid or full-length dresses: Carolina Herrera, John Galliano, Ralph & Russo.
Light green: green is back also for summer 2018, this time with a delicate and fresh nuance. See in the gallery looks from Baja East, Acne Studios, Sies Marjan.
Military green: considered now as a neutral hue, just like beige, it often ‘breaks’ elegant or sporty looks on military style pieces.But is also worn from head to toe by a modern woman who faces the urban jungle every day.
Milk white: a full, warm hue. Nothing to do with optical white, cooler and cyber-like. This shade was spotted on light, natural materials on garments conceived for an exotic journey (Zadig&Voltaire, Miu Miu, Roland Mouret).
Chocolate brown: brown is back on the runway. Intense and enveloping, it will impossible to resist this shade, just like it’s impossible to resist a chocolate praline.
Yellow: the same shade of the tracksuit sported by Uma Thurman in Tarantino’s Kill Bill. A vibrant, energizing tone of yellow. And a little wild, too, just think of paintings by Kandinsy or Matisse. And yellow’s comeback for 2018 is strictly connected to purple, its complementary color.
Tomato red: a totally bold, entrancing hue. Indulge in ample dresses, 3.1 Phillip Lim, voluminous cocktail dresses, Alexander McQueen, or sophisticated pajama suits, Victoria Beckham.