SUN­SET SES­SIONS

TAKE YOUR PICK FROM A COCK­TAIL OF COLOUR AND START DREAM­ING ABOUT SUM­MER DAYS AND BALMY NIGHTS

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - FASH­ION - WORDS: CHAN TAY LO­GAN PHO­TOS: JERAD WIL­LIAMS FASH­ION: ALL LOOK SAT DAVID JONES, DAVID JONES. CO M. AU LO­CA­TION: PEP­PERS SOUL SURFERS PAR­ADISE, PEP­PERS. CO M. AU/ SOUL-SURFERS-PAR­ADISE/ MODEL: COURT­NEY FRIEDRICH S

From sun­shine yel­low to punchy pink, near-neon brights are sat­u­rat­ing the shelves David Jones gen­eral man­ager of wom­enswear Brid­get Veals says the spir­itlift­ing spring trend marks a new mood in fash­ion cir­cles.

“Colour is ev­ery­where — it’s the big­gest trend this sea­son,” she says.

“De­sign­ers have re­ally em­braced it, es­pe­cially with clash­ing prints and in block­ing. It feels re­ally op­ti­mistic, re­ally up­lift­ing. And it makes you re­ally look for­ward to sum­mer.”

Block-hued midi-cock­tail dresses with sleek sil­hou­ettes make an ef­fort­less state­ment, with a fem­i­nine frill here and there. While the style suits sun­set ses­sions in a kalei­do­scope of tan­ger­ine, pink and scar­let, paint­box colour is tipped to be equally pop­u­lar for spring rac­ing.

Wear­ing con­trast­ing shades works a treat — with pink and red pair­ings par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar — but try to keep your pal­ette to no more than three hues.

You can go all out by em­brac­ing the resur­gence of lo­gos, bright colours and tex­tures in ac­ces­sories or tone your look down with neu­trals.

Buckle up with state­ment hard­ware in fash­ion­able-for­ever metallics and you’ll get plenty of mileage from in­vest­ments in Ba­len­ci­aga, Chloe and Jimmy Choo.

BY JOHNNY SHER­BET KNOT STRAP DRESS I N TAN­GER­INE, $ 3 3 0 ; S T E V E MAD­DEN S I D N E Y R E D N U B U C K H E E L S , $ 1 6 9 . 9 5 ; A N D A MB E R S C E A T S K A I A C H O K E R , $ 1 7 9 .

B Y J O H N N Y WI L D F I R E F R I L L S L E E V E S L I P D R E S S I N S C A R L E T , $ 3 6 0 ; S T E V E MAD­DEN R A N D O H E E L S I N S I L V E R , $ 1 5 9 . 9 5 ; A N D J I MMY C H O O L E X I E C L U T C H I N S I L V E R , $ 1 3 5 0 .

B E C A N D B R I D G E MA­GENTA G I D D Y U P D R E S S , $ 2 0 0 , S T E V E MAD­DEN S I D N E Y R E D N U B U C K H E E L S , $ 1 6 9 . 9 5 ; A N D J I MMY C H O O F I E R O S E WA­TER P A T E N T A N D S U E D E C L U T C H , $ 7 9 5 .

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