The rusty, ochre shades that designers have been so taken with over the past couple of seasons have blossomed into marigold, tangerine and carrot-coloured shades for summer. These incendiary hues aren’t shy. They take their cues from emergency vest orange.
Even fashion houses like NOM*d and Zambesi, steered by designers who are known for their love of black, will dip their clothes in orange, yellow or purple when it feels right.
This season, NOM*d’s lookbook is a riot: patterns and more than one zingy colour are mixed with the frenetic activity of Loony Tunes and spaceship custom prints.
Paired with black, the power of orange is only highlighted. Likewise for shocking hues like yellow, chartreuse or anything highlighter.
A zap of colour will break up the neutrals we will inevitably pair them with. 1/ Peter Kaiser helia pump, $420 from Scarpa
2/ Sylvester hat, $89 3/ Adidas Originals Adicolour jacket, $140 4/ Adidas Originals track pants, $120 5/ Karen Walker Eyewear Paradise in Tangerine, $349 6/ Caroline Sills tunic dress, $299 7/ NOM*d Looney sweater, $470
8/ Company of Strangers strap trackies, $335
9/ Sylvester Dancehall trench, $399 10/ H&M men’s hoodie, $50 in store next month 11/ Levi’s T-shirt, $59.90 12/ I Love Ugly De Stijl T-shirt, $59 13/ Matt Nash Chippendale tote, $125
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