Four key colour trends of the autumn/winter ‘23 runways
Colour choices in fashion are still dominated by what we witness in nature and then, in contrast, what we see on our computer screens. This season, there was a renewed interest in tailoring; with outerwear and separates most often executed in neutral tones, often in shades of beige and grey. More directional separates came in shades of rusty brown and orange. On the other hand, saturated brights were also key. Red was the most important, followed by a shade of bright green.
Red Letter Day
By far the most popular bright colour, a vibrant shade of red dominated the runways of every major fashion city.
Christopher Kane #10
The designer showed a red patent leather skirt with a ruffled peplum and a grey boat neck sweater. A simple black pump accessorized the look.
Puppets & Puppets #3
From Carly Mark, a full-length coat and bodysuit in a black and red snakeskin print and matching pumps, with a black knit bustier and a bright red cardigan.
Virginie Viard showed a bright red sweater and leggings in a waffle knit under a dark red dress with a red and white camelia print. Accessories included a gold chain belt and a dark red camelia shaped bag.
Rust is an orange-brown colour resembling iron oxide. Its popularity as a fashion colour has risen in recent seasons. It was used for a series of casual and weekend wear separates.
From Nicola Brognano, a brown button-front ribbed top over a black lace bra and rust coloured knickerbockers with belt detail. Accessories included a wide red belt with studs and caramel coloured knee boots.
Ulla Johnson #01
The designer used lacquered leather in tones of rusty brown and orange for a vest over a jacket with balloon sleeves and a tulip style skirt. Accessories included pumps with fringe and a satchel with a painted flower embellishment.
Andrea Incontri showed a rusty red denim jacket and skirt under a shearling coat in the same colour. Red patent boots and a handbag completed the look.
Bright green reminds us of the power of nature and was a popular choice for fw23.
Priya Ahluwalia showed a bright green hooded coat over a sweater knit mini skirt and matching top. Accessories included black hose and knee boots.
From Matthew M. Williams, a bright green turtleneck sweater and brocade knickerbockers with “bondage” straps. Brocade shoes, a bag with a shoulder strap, floral jewelry and mirrored sunglasses completed the look.
Anna Sui #05
The designer showed a bright green long haired faux fur jacket over a floral print dress with mint green lace trim and matching leggings. Accessories included sunglasses and green patent flats.
From Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, a collarless wool coat over a corduroy skirt and shawl collared top. A metallic cap, brown suede boots and a novelty bag completed the look.
Rok Hwang showed a semi-sheer knotted top and pants with a folded waistband and elastic at the ankles. Accessories included a heavily detailed belt and gold jewelry.
Tory Burch #01
The designer showed a fine gauge ribbed sweater and a wrap front skirt fastened with a kilt pin. Accessories included a chain bracelet, a handheld handbag and black riding boots.