Puce, fawn, hazel, chestnut or amber—it don’t matter. It’s time to bring brown out of the shade
Puce, fawn or—it don’t matter. It’s time to bring brown out of the shade
Okay, so you might associate brown with grandpa jumpers and army cadets, and, I’ll admit, it’s not been the most popular shade of late. But if the spring/summer 2017 runways are anything to go by (they are), then it’s time to stop treading so gingerly and invest in brown. Oft associated with the great outdoors, Neil Barrett’s brown— plastered with geometric shapes in black and peach—was nothing if not urbane slicker. At Vetements, the visionary Demna Gvasalia collaborated with Levi’s and Carhartt (just two of the 18 brands he partnered with for the show) to create a brown corduroy Levi’s jumpsuit, and brown oversized Carhartt dungarees and baggy trousers. Paired with brown cowboy boots and brown T-shirts, these looks unabashedly championed the colour. Canali made the colour off-dutybusinessman-friendly in a look that was really worth faun-ing over.