Diana Vreeland once claimed to have spent her life pursuing the perfect red and Audrey Hepburn believed there was a shade of red for every woman. Balenciaga (via Demna Gvasalia’s unexpectedly awesome disco pants) and Céline (in the form of a diaphanous evening dress) both chose to bring out the very brightest version – a red that can only be described as flaming. At Christian Siriano’s Spring 2017 show, everything from sunglasses and headwear to evening dresses and heels were rendered in this flamboyant shade. Oscar de la Renta followed suit with siren-like cocktail dresses and eveningwear. Nom*d got in on the action too, backing a black check with an extrabright crimson. Sure, it takes confidence to stand out in a colour this loud (and you may have to leave the disco pants to the catwalk models), but take it as a sign that it’s time to retire as a wallflower. If you feel yourself resisting, perhaps keep your look neutral and use the colour as an accent instead.