Fashion & Style
13th December 2016
Top Trends: Paint the Town Red this Season
This period is often a series of parties, functions and events, but what to wear? Prepare to be indulged.
A luxe texture that we just can’t help but associate with party season, velvet is back, and this time it’s in the most delicious shade of midnight blue. Season collections at Prada, Ralph Lauren and Vanessa Seward all made use of the covetable textile.
If you’re looking to take a swing around the dance floor, make sure you do it in pleats – the movement is sensational. Pleats stunned on the runways of Céline, Loewe and Valentino, mainly in beige, nude and blush.
From wooden inserts at Marni and mirrored heels at Proenza Schouler to Oscar de la Renta’s crystal encrusted heels and Rodarte’s cone shapes, structured heels are a definite trend this season, and a fun one at that.
If there were ever a season to wear red, it would be this one. Whether it’s patent, lacquered, matte or satin, red is on fire this Christmas, with Saint Laurent, Comme des Garçons and Junya Watanabe bringing sex siren to the runway.
The chic shoe shape has been around for a while now, and is set to point its way into the new season once more. From the black boots showcased at Emilio Pucci to the suede beauties over at Alexander Wang, pointed shoes are certainly here to stay.
Diane Von Furstenburg
The runways at Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors featured a sea of metallic sequins, paillettes and mosaics of tiny mirrors which are made for the dance floor!
Harper and Harley
Slinky satin dresses and lingerie-style tops make for a sexy party look that really highlights the curves of the body. The fabric shone in collections by Calvin Klein, Céline and Alberta Ferretti.
Graceful silhouettes in nude and blush are impossibly elegant and reminiscent of the delicate ballerina. This season, channel your inner ballerina and be inspired by the graceful models at Hermès, Valentino and Stella McCartney.
A sophisticated take on the gladiator shoe, shoes with multiple straps featured in collections by Marc Jacobs and Altuzarra, with the latter making for the daintiest of evening pumps that are perfect for festive events.