DARETOWEAR COLOUR

Step out­side your com­fort zone in Cruise’s bold-hued pieces. By Lau­ren McCarthy.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Style -

This sea­son, or­ange is the new black. As are pink, blue, red, green, yel­low, and a whole sym­phony of bright hues that de­mand at­ten­tion. For Cruise ’17, de­sign­ers drummed up a host of fresh styles (flares! ruf­fles! cro­chet! pa­ja­mas!) to take us through the com­ing months, with one over­ar­ch­ing man­date: Now is the time to dare to wear colour. Sure, skin-ex­pos­ing cut-outs may be the most risqué trend of the mo­ment, and se­quins are al­ways the most ob­vi­ous way to add a dash of glam­our, but bold colour is un­equiv­o­cally the most au­da­cious. Look no fur­ther than the re­cent Venice Film Fes­ti­val, where Emma Stone, lovely in lilac Ate­lier Ver­sace; Naomi Watts, wear­ing yel­low and flo­ral Rok­sanda; and Amy Adams, in a vivid blue Fendi dress, stood out like beau­ti­ful pea­cocks on the red car­pet with mem­o­rable, no­ticeme frocks. Would these out­fits have been as en­tic­ing if they had been done in neu­tral shades? Doubt­ful.

The en­dur­ing and uni­ver­sal stylish­ness of black—not to men­tion the over­all ease—will al­ways be al­lur­ing, but it’s time to break out of your com­fort zone and get into a piece that falls squarely on the Roy G Biv spec­trum. Your closet will thank you for it.

Colour-averse? Be­gin small with an ex­cep­tional ac­ces­sory. It will gen­tly tran­si­tion our en­sem­ble while still mak­ing an im­pact. Our ad­vice is to turn to Gucci, where fash­ion’s cur­rent favourite mae­stro of ec­cen­tric­ity, Alessan­dro Michele, sent a pa­rade of kalei­do­scopic looks down the run­way, all ac­com­pa­nied by ex­trav­a­gant be­jew­elled shoes; su­per­size, shoul­der-graz­ing chan­de­lier ear­rings; and even a se­lec­tion of wide-brimmed boaters. Speak­ing of hats, Mi­uc­cia Prada

Fendi Re­sort ’17

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