Pass the mustard
From lemon to fluorescent, yellow is also having its day in the sun. Dries Van Noten recently used primrose on monochromatic pieces and in the form of flower-like prints on black and white staples, Emilio Pucci showed calf-length dresses, and Alessandro Michele’s ruffled dress with poet sleeves was pure sunshine. But thanks to fashion’s full-on ’70s flashback, one that’s showing little sign of abating, mustard has been splashed all over the runways too, and seen locally at Ingrid Starnes. And while you probably haven’t given it a second thought since your childhood when it was paired with brown and orange (shudder), you’ll find it surprisingly flattering on its own. Experiment with mustard in different fabrics as well: silk, velvet or chiffon can all add subtle depth to this strong shade.
Clockwise from left: Emilio Pucci Spring/ Summer 2017; Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/summer 2017; dress, $539, by Ingrid Starnes; jumper, $769, by Wynn Hamlyn.