THE FROW'S OFF-COLOUR WEEK
SOME TRENDS TO digest from the spring/summer 2018 catwalks: icecream shades, swishy fringes and feathers, sequin suits, bustiers over dresses and shorts under them. Off the catwalk, however, the FROW were embracing a look that was a little quieter though equally impactful. The message? Wear any colour you want… as long as it’s black and white.
Perhaps the idea of a monochrome palette strikes you as a little boring? Don’t be fooled. Instead, think of it as palate cleanser to the chaos of all those trends, a sartorial reset button, and surprisingly versatile. Wearing a black and white look is a graphic statement that can come in many different guises – sporty and sweet, masculine and feminine, minimal or maximal. An oversized white shirt and black trousers signifies boyish cool, a frothy white dress with black straps peeping out (à la Lily Collins) exudes coquettish romance, bold prints become less overwhelming in a strict, two-tone palette. And if you really insist on introducing some colour to your look? Make it a single red accessory. Pop!